Within seconds the one hoof was visible again and the doe was screaming in agony.
In 1612 Hoof t produced his national tragedy of Geeraerdt van Velzen (pr.
From this the horny material which constitutes the hoof is exuded.
Not infrequently instances occur of domestic horses being produced with a small additional toe with complete hoof, usually on the inside of the principal toe, and, though far more rarely, three or more toes may be present.
The hoof of the horse corresponds to the nail or claw of other mammals, but is so constructed as to form a complete and solid case to the expanded termination of the toe, giving a firm basis of support formed of a non-sensitive substance, which is continually renewed by the addition of material from within, as its surface wears away by friction.