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MAIN EXTENSOR TENDON

see: Common Digital Extensor Tendon


MALNUTRITION

Significantly inappropriate diet. This is not limited to underfeeding, but also includes overfeeding and excessive or insufficient amounts of individual nutrients in the diet.


MARE

Sexually 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, 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.