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plantar surface of the hoof click to hear : plantar surface of the hoof

Corneous lower surface of the hoof in contact with the ground.
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median groove lateral groove sole wall white line toe side wall quarter bar frog heel bulb

median groove click to hear : median groove

Deep natural groove through the center of the frog.

lateral groove click to hear : lateral groove

Natural groove separating the frog from the bars and the sole.

sole click to hear : sole

Strong thin corneous plate comprising the lower portion of the hoof and resting on the ground.

wall click to hear : wall

Corneous material making up the perimeter of the hoof; it is produced by the coronet and grows from 1 to 2 cm a month.

white line click to hear : white line

Line of dense compact corneous material bringing together the sole and the inner edge of the wall of the hoof.

toe click to hear : toe

Front part of the wall of the hoof between the side walls and opposite the heel.

side wall click to hear : side wall

Side part of the wall of the hoof between the toe and the quarter.

quarter click to hear : quarter

Side part of the wall of the hoof between the heel and the side wall.

bar click to hear : bar

Terminal part of the wall of the hoof running along the edge of the frog.

frog click to hear : frog

Part of the hoof made of soft but strong corneous material located in the notch of the sole; it is used to absorb shocks and sense the terrain.

heel click to hear : heel

Rear portion of the wall of the hoof between the quarters and opposite the toe.

bulb click to hear : bulb

Corneous eminence ending at the frog and joining with the heel.