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VALGUS
Knock-kneed
VARUS
Bowlegged
VEIN
Any of the relatively thin-walled vessels which carry blood from the tissues back to the the heart and lungs to be re-oxygenated.
VETERINARIANITIS
Expression coined by R.F. Redden, prescription DVM, story to describe excessive use of the hoof knife by veterinarians.
VITAMIN A
A nutrient compound either C20-H3-0O or C20-H28-O found in fish-liver oils, price milk, some yellow and green vegetables, and egg yolks. Maryland farrier Henry Heymering suggests 100,000 IU per day of vitamin A for an average sized horse to prevent surface cracks in new hoof horn and hoof infections. Scaly periople and chalky soles are signs of Vitamin A deficiency.
VOLAR
Pertaining to the sole.
VULCAN
Brand of horseshoe nails from 1867 to 1936. First made with the cold rolled machine process.