Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In veterinary surgery, a fissure or crack in that portion of the wall of a horse's hoof between the toe and the heel which is known as the quarter.

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Examples

  • The margins of a quarter-crack and the wall just posterior and below it should be cut away until quite thin.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • Any injury to the coronary cushion that secretes the fibres of the horny wall may result in either toe - or quarter-crack.

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • It may involve the wall of the _toe_ (toe-crack) (Fig. 41) or _quarter_ (quarter-crack) (Fig. 42).

    Common Diseases of Farm Animals

  • In like manner the lameness from toe-crack also varies in degree with the rate of progression and the character of the travelling, though not to such a noticeable extent as in the lameness from quarter-crack.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • In a quarter-crack that is old, and when contraction of the heels exists

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • In the case of quarter-crack, where the constant movement of the parts under expansion and contraction of the foot makes itself most felt, it is wise to apply a shoe with clips fitting moderately tight against the inside of the bars.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • The toe-crack is met with more often in the hind-foot than in the fore, while the quarter-crack more often than not makes its appearance in the fore-foot, and is there, as a rule, confined to the inner side.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • With quarter-crack, on the other hand, the fissure is wider, and consequently the easier detected with the foot bearing weight.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • In like manner the necrotic changes occurring under these circumstances may invade the deeper structures in the region of quarter-crack.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • Commonly accompanying quarter-crack is the condition of contracted heels and atrophied frog.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

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