a crack or fissure in the hoof of a horse, extending from the coronet downward toward the sole, caused by a dryness of horn.
- Also called quarter crack.
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How to use sand crack in a sentence
Often, too, cracks will appear in the horn of the quarters, and a troublesome and incurable form of sand-crack results.
The reasons for these positions being so affected we shall deal with when treating of the causes of sand-crack in general.
So far, our observations on the causes of sand-crack have referred to that form occurring in the wall.
The simpler of the two is to merely apply the sand-crack belt depicted in Fig. 90.
Usually, the animal with sand-crack is brought for his inspection when lameness has arisen from it.
British Dictionary definitions for sand crack
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