Journal cover Journal topic
Archives Animal Breeding Archiv Tierzucht
Journal topic

Journal metrics

IF value: 0.991
IF0.991
IF 5-year value: 1.217
IF 5-year
1.217
CiteScore value: 2.0
CiteScore
2.0
SNIP value: 1.055
SNIP1.055
IPP value: 1.27
IPP1.27
SJR value: 0.425
SJR0.425
Scimago H <br class='widget-line-break'>index value: 28
Scimago H
index
28
h5-index value: 13
h5-index13
Supported by
Logo Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology Logo Leibniz Association
Volume 51, issue 6
Arch. Anim. Breed., 51, 531–540, 2008
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-51-531-2008
© Author(s) 2008. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Arch. Anim. Breed., 51, 531–540, 2008
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-51-531-2008
© Author(s) 2008. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  10 Oct 2008

10 Oct 2008

Differentiation between fore and hind hoof dimensions in the horse (Equus caballus)

A. Stachurska1, R. Kolstrung1, M. Pieta2, P. Silmanowicz3, and A. Klimorowska1 A. Stachurska et al.
  • 1Department of Horse Breeding and Use, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin, Poland
  • 2Department of Sheep and Goat Breeding, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin, Poland
  • 3Department and Clinic of Animal Surgery, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Lublin, Poland

Abstract. The aim of the study was to define differences between front and hind hooves in dimensions and proportions of the measurements in horses of various breeds. 77 mares four to thirteen years old of four breeds belonging to different origin types were evaluated: Purebred Arabian horses, halfbred Anglo-Arabian horses, primitive Polish Konik horses and Polish Cold-Blooded horses. The dimensions were measured after trimming. Means in particular groups and differences between fore and hind hooves were estimated with the least square analysis of variance performed separately in each breed.

In the four breeds studied, the fore and hind hoof dimensions from the lateral view of the hoof capsule have come out to be similar. The toe to heel length ratio approximates 2 : 1 in both hooves. Viewed from the solar surface, the hind hoof is wider at the heel buttress relative to the fore hoof. The greatest difference between the fore and rear hooves occurs in the capsule width, hence while recording this parameter, it should be defined which foot it concerns. The hoof width is the most highly correlated with other dimensions, as well as the correlations between the fore and hind hooves in this parameter are the highest. The hoof capsule width is the most characteristic parameter of the hoof.

Download
Citation