One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The terminal bone in a horse's hoof (the distal phalanx).
- ‘The horse became lame again and surgery was performed to sever the tendons in both front legs to relieve pressure on his coffin bones.’
- ‘Once Laminitis sets in, the structures connecting the ‘coffin bone’ and membrane inside the outer hoof, called Laminae, start to slowly degenerate.’
- ‘Once the disease sets in, the connecting structures between what is called the coffin bone and the membrane inside the outer hoof Laminae degenerate.’
- ‘Seedy Toe is a loss of lamellar attachments between the hoof wall and coffin bone at the toe.’
- ‘A condition in which the connection between the ‘coffin bone’ in the foreleg and the membrane inside wears away, causing the hoof to fall off, Laminitis is a sure killer in the wild.’
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