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claw

1. a curved pointed horny process on the end of each digit in birds, some reptiles, and certain mammals
2. a corresponding structure in some invertebrates, such as the pincer of a crab
3. Botany the narrow basal part of certain petals and sepals

claw

[klȯ]
(anatomy)
A sharp, slender, curved nail on the toe of an animal, such as a bird.
(design engineering)
A fork for removing nails or spikes.
(invertebrate zoology)
A sharp-curved process on the tip of the limb of an insect.
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The overgrowth of hooves also made standing uncomfortable and unstable.
The gravel starts working on the hooves within hours and the giraffes don't even realise anything's happening to them.
This study used 56 hoof capsules from hooves of 14 adults--aged between 24 and 60 months old--non pregnant female buffaloes of the Jafarabadi breed; weight around 650Kg (1433 = pounds).
Like a lot of other goat keepers, I prefer to use my bare hands, but I do keep povidone iodine handy in case I cut myself (or accidentally cut a hoof too deep and cause it to bleed), and I wash my hands immediately after trimming hooves.
RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: "We found three Shetlands at this property seriously impeded by overgrown hooves and hidden from view.
His son, 40, of Thomas Lane, Old Swan, admitted the same charges, along with three further offences of failing to meet the needs of three of the donkeys by not tending to their overgrown hooves.
Both horses also had laminitis, a very painful and chronic condition which affects the hooves.
Too dry and the bedding will draw moisture from the hooves causing problems such as cracking.
HITCHING A LIFT The calf takes the weight off its hooves
01) difference of incidence of elongation of hooves between brick bedded and earthen floor, where as difference between concrete and earthen floor was significant (P < 0.
intelligent eyes wide and white with lightning; broad hooves kicking out
Minnie & Moo: Hooves of Fire is a light fantastic novel written especially for young people who are at a fourth-grade reading level or so (ages 6-11).