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footpad

(fo͝ot′păd′)
n.
The cushionlike flesh on the underpart of the toes and feet of many animals.

footpad

the thick, spongy structure located on each digit, and under the metacarpal- and metatarsal-phalangeal joints, and the carpus of dogs and cats. The skin is thickened, tough, and may be hyperpigmented and the hypodermis contains large amounts of adipose tissue. Important in birds, in which they are commonly damaged.
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Footpads on the dog. By permission from Aspinall V, O'Reilly M, Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, Butterworth Heinemann, 2004

footpad abscess
caused by wound infection in fowls; painful and swollen.
collagen footpad disorder
see collagen footpad disorder.
footpad hyperkeratosis
see digital hyperkeratosis, nasal hyperkeratosis, hardpad.
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It was swings and roundabouts throughout the afternoon, but victories for Footpad, Coo Star Sivola and Buveur D'Air has given punters the lead.
It was swings and roundabouts through the afternoon but victories for Footpad, Coo Star Sivola and Buveur D'Air in the Champion Hurdle gave punters the lead.
Walsh, who only last week returned to action having been sidelined since suffering a broken leg since November, was coolness personified as he settled Footpad well off the furious gallop being set by his old foe Petit Mouchoir and the chief British-trained contender Saint Calvados.
Petit Mouchoir (11/4) in the Arkle Chase, should challenge the SP fav Footpad (5/4) -- and, if he falls short, you get your money back as a free bet anyway.
Beside footpad dermatitis (FPD) or plantar pododermatitis and hock burns (HB) it also embraces breast blisters or burns (Berg, 2004).
Furthermore, skin biopsies were obtained from intact nodules (the owner refused footpad lesions biopsy) along with blood and urine samples for further laboratory workup and serology.
Footpad swelling was monitored by serial weekly measurements, for 30 days, of footpad thickness with the help of a digital pachymeter.
Once the pallet layer is completed, the operator then activates the machine either by footpad or push-button.
The structure of the proprietary material was inspired by adhesives found in nature and specifically by the microscopic hairs that make up the gecko's sticky footpad.
The footpad allows you to gain quick and firm hold of your dog, while he/she is displaying the unwanted behavior.
Two skin samples from crusted areas were taken for histopathological examination: one from the chin (Figure 1a) and one from lateral aspect of a footpad.
EIU was induced in male Lewis rats by footpad injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS).