dewclaw


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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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SOCK OPTIONS: For day-long adventures, using socks or boot liners can help prevent chafing and keep dewclaws (if your dog has them) in place.
Non-weight bearing claws, like the dewclaws on the inside of each front paw, can grow in a circle and into the foot pad.
Only the iSCNT embryos that were derived from dewclaw cells of Mp developed outgrowths (Sugimura et al.
Ergot (er-goht) The horny mass, similar to a dewclaw, on the back of the fetlock.
Non-native people may perceive dewclaw rattles merely as art objects.
In addition to one nail at the end of each of the four toes usually found on each foot, many dogs also have a fifth nail, called a dewclaw, on the inside of the leg, below the wrist.
I've been involved with her medically since her delivery and have done the dewclaw removal, worming and vaccinations, and as I write this I'm about two months away from hunting season.
Problems like an umbilical hernia, a hind dewclaw or retained deciduous canine teeth can be taken care of at the same time as the spay or neuter, as well.
The most reliable indicator of sex and age is the measurement from hoof tip to the dewclaw (overall length).
Unless dewclaw removal is necessary to show the dog, or the dog is constantly tearing the dewclaw on brush (such as sometimes happens in the case of hunting dogs with large rear dewclaws), I do not recommend removal on adult dogs.
On the extreme left, another man wears a horned buffalo fur headdress, dewclaw bandoleer, woolen cloth leggings with box type decoration, and fully-beaded moccasins.
No, but the study of the dewclaw showed he had two infections: strep and staph.