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dewclaw

Zoology
1. a nonfunctional claw in dogs; the rudimentary first digit
2. an analogous rudimentary hoof in deer, goats, etc.

dewclaw

[′dü‚klȯ]
(vertebrate zoology)
A vestigial digit on the foot of a mammal which does not reach the ground.
A claw or hoof terminating such a digit.
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O'Donnell said: "A dew claw was pulled off during the race but I don't see it as being a problem, he's a tough dog and we'll strap him up next Saturday.
It's been a tough year for him, he's not had many races and been through two ops, one for a tendon, the other to remove a dew claw that he hurt when he took that crashing fall in the Derby.
WINDY MILLAR, who took a crashing fall in Saturday's final second round heat, faces an operation this week to remove a badly damaged dew claw, but is expected to make a full recovery.
He's broken a bone near the dew claw and also torn webbing.
I had to pull Ardkill Tunoco out with a dew claw injury, but he should be fine for the Scottish Derby and they will probably all have a quite time now and perhaps a sprint trial the Friday before it starts.
jjBarefoot Bullet's intended tilt at the Scottish Derby is off after the Paul Hennessy-trained dog, who had been sent to Willie Frew to be prepared for the competition, damaged a dew claw when involved in a no-trial on Saturday.
She says: "He tore a dew claw and just wouldn't let me go anywhere near it today.
I heard that front dew claws could be removed on some breeds.
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Lauren Dear Lauren, PUPPIES often have dew claws which are an extra, fully formed digit found above the paw.