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hoof,

horny epidermal casing at the end of the digits of an ungulate (hoofed) mammalmammal,
an animal of the highest class of vertebrates, the Mammalia. The female has mammary glands, which secrete milk for the nourishment of the young after birth. In the majority of mammals the body is partially or wholly covered with hair; the heart has four chambers, and
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. In the even-toed ungulates, such as swine, deer, and cattle, the hoof is cloven; in the odd-toed ungulates, such as the horse and the rhinoceros, it is solid.

hoof

[hu̇f]
(vertebrate zoology)
Horny covering for terminal portions of the digits of ungulate mammals.
A hoofed foot, as of a horse.

hoof

1. the horny covering of the end of the foot in the horse, deer, and all other ungulate mammals
2. the foot of an ungulate mammal
3. a hoofed animal
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I advised Kimani to trim the goats' hooves with a sheers.
Macroscopically, these histological findings are translated into an intense pigmentation of buffalo hooves, allowing speculation that such pigmentation also plays a role in the resistance of their hooves.
One is that the goat is restrained and at a comfortable height for you to reach its hooves.
One of the horses put down and (inset) the agonising overgrown hooves both animals were suffering from
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At Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court yesterday, Balmain, 70, pled guilty to causing the pony unnecessary suffering by leaving its hooves untrimmed.
After the case, RSPCA Inspector Rachel Davies said: "The hooves would have caused a lot of discomfort and pain.
The hooves had been preserved as a momento by the horse's groom Edward Horn shaw since Rataplan had been put down in old age, and had remained in his family until now.
Corrective trimming can help straighten their legs by evening the wear on their hooves.
Amir needs to be balanced and reshod every six to seven weeks as his hooves grow 3/16 of an inch to 3/8 of an inch in that time period.
The court heard the animal's hooves had not been trimmed for up to 10 years.
This method applies to dead fawns as well, because the feet and hooves of carcasses tend to remain intact for several months, and even up to a year in semi-arid regions.