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forequarter

(fôr′kwôr′tər)
n.
The foreleg, shoulder, and adjacent lateral parts of an animal, especially a horse.
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Mean values for slaughter weight (PA), hot carcass weight (PCQ), yield (RND), forequarter weight (PD), sawcut hindquarters weight (PT), spare rib weight (PPA), cold carcass weight (CCW) and cold carcass pH (pHF) are presented in Table 2.
(1982) the hormone that is responsible for the characteristics related to sexual dimorphism and that leads to changes in different aspects of the carcass, such as the increase in the percentage values of the forequarters, is testosterone.
Faced with the need to use familiar words to describe the strange, they created "jigsaw puzzle" descriptions--of the opossum, for instance, whose forequarters resemble a fox and the hindquarters an ape.
Horses scratch their forequarters, sides, croup, and hindquarters with the head, while the hind foot is used on the neck and head.
If a degu must be handled, it can be scooped up in both hands and held cupped, like a guinea pig, with one hand encircling the forequarters just behind the front legs and the other supporting the hind end.
1 Joint the rabbit into 12 pieces - 4 legs, 4 forequarters and 4 half-saddles.
The forequarters are hung for seven to 10 days so they are allowed to mature in the right environment.
* Play bow--Dog lowers his forequarters while keeping his hindquarters elevated.
are Familiar with boars' fighting shields, dense layers of cartilage beneath their hides that protect the forequarters from rivals' tusks.
Other stores expanded their self-service cases up to 40 additional linear feet, which gave the stores flexibility to merchandise the entire subprimal as well as forequarters, Meleta explains.
Her tiny, slender back was half jutted out from densely furred winter forequarters. She looked like a small dog with a very bad poodle cut.
A mechanic covered in stove oil and grease attached training wheels to a square of wood they strapped the paraplegic dog to with a cotton seatbelt, its forequarters pulling along the ruined behind.