sand crack

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noun Veterinary Pathology.
a crack or fissure in the hoof of a horse, extending from the coronet downward toward the sole, caused by a dryness of horn.
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Also called quarter crack.

Origin of sand crack

First recorded in 1745–55
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sand crack

vet science a deep crack or fissure in the wall of a horse's hoof, often causing lamenessSee also toe crack, quarter crack
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