Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In veterinary surgery, a crack or fissure in the anterior part or toe of a horse's hoof: similar to quarter-crack, except for its position.
“It may involve the wall of the _toe_ (toe-crack) (Fig. 41) or _quarter_ (quarter-crack) (Fig. 42).”
“So far as causation is concerned, toe-crack stands in a class almost by itself.”
“Referring again to the search for the crack, it is well to know that with toe-crack the fissure is the more readily seen when the foot is lifted from the ground.”
“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.”
“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.”
“(in the case of toe-crack) of the extensor pedis, and sometimes caries of the os pedis.”
“The dotted lines outline the V-shaped portion of wall to be removed in the treatment of complicated toe-crack.] [Illustration: Fig. 98.”
“The dotted lines indicate the portion of wall to be removed in the complete operation for complicated toe-crack.] _ (d) By stripping the Wall from the Coronary Margin to its wearing Edge on”
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