sand crack

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.

Origin of sand crack

First recorded in 1745–55
Also called quarter crack. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sand crack

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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