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MAIN EXTENSOR TENDON
see: Common Digital Extensor Tendon
MALNUTRITION
Significantly inappropriate diet. This is not limited to underfeeding, diagnosis but also includes overfeeding and excessive or insufficient amounts of individual nutrients in the diet.
MARE
******ly mature female horse usually 4 years old or older. a.k.a.: dam ("out of").
MARK FISHER
First American anvils produced in 1843. Cast steel faces welded to a cast iron bodies, discount rather than forged anvils.
MASTER
(1) Traditionally, a tradesman who is proprietor of his own business. Especially if that business employs others. (2) A trainer of apprentices.
MEDIAL
Inside, toward the center line of the body. The inside half of the limb. See also: Lateral.
MEDIOLATERAL BALANCE
Describes the distribution of loading over the medial and lateral halves of the hoof.
MORPHOLOGY
The study of biological structures without consideration for their function.
MULE
Offspring or progeny of a jack and a mare.
MULE FOOT
A narrow hoof with straight quarters and a large frog.
MULED HEELS
Paired extended heels on a horseshoe.
MUSTAD
Swedish-based horseshoe nail manufacturer since 1885. Mustad currently owns Capewell and Cooper horseshoe nail companies, as well as a division which produces glue-on horseshoes and polyurethane-clad aluminum horseshoes. Mustad also produces hoof treatment chemicals and horseshoe calks.