hoof


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to hoof: Hoof and mouth disease

hoof

(ho͝of, ho͞of)
n. pl. hooves (ho͝ovz, ho͞ovz) or hoofs
a. The horny sheath covering the toes or lower part of the foot of a mammal of the orders Perissodactyla and Artiodactyla, such as a horse, ox, or deer.
b. The foot of such an animal, especially a horse.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

hoof

a horny casing of the toe produced by hardened epidermal cuticle (keratin), found particularly in UNGULATES.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Early treatment in hoof affection (non infective) is important and beneficial from the point of cattle welfare.
A healthy hoof is one that includes hard, solid soles and soft, flexible frog bands with a triangular center.
LINGFIELD: 12.30 The Mongoose, 1.00 Vermont, 1.30 Singzak, 2.00 The Great Gabrial, 2.30 HOOF IT (NAP), 3.00 Keene, 3.30 Uncle Dermot.
On The Hoof is seeking a four-timer in the Black Country's Only Racecourse Handicap following a previous hat-trick at Dunstall Park during November and December.
Fact.MR has announced the addition of the "Hoof Boots Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Review 2018 to 2028"report to their offering.
Summary: Fact.MR has announced the addition of the " Hoof Boots Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Review 2018 to 2028"report to their offering.
Using an online manager I am able to view hoof reports anywhere at any time, receiving updated herd data in real-time, to respond immediately to any concerns and to share important welfare information with customers.
| Medicinal, offensive or traction horseshoes Hipposandals could have been used as a medicinal shoe, which could carry a salve packed in or around the iron and therefore kept firmly on the hoof and frog (the soft part of a hoof located on the underneath of the foot).
After the hooves are trimmed by the experts, Shaikh Hamdan can be seen shuffling a trimmed hoof in his hands.
Farriers are responsible for preparing a horse's hooves and for fitting the metal shoe onto the hoof, he explains.
The zoo veterinarian, Dr Rizwan, told Dawn that the giraffe was wounded while being transported from South Africa to Pakistan, as the wooden floor of the cage she was kept in had an uneven surface which left cuts on her right hind hoof.