hard pad


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hard pad

(in dogs) an abnormal increase in the thickness of the foot pads: one of the clinical signs of canine distemper

hard pad

[′härd ‚pad]
(veterinary medicine)
A disease of dogs, probably associated with the canine distemper virus; often characterized by encephalitis and hardening of the foot pads.
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