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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, DVM, 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, 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.