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  • A group of four associated chromosomes

  • An animal having four feet

  • Traits that are controlled by a small number of genes, like horns, coat color, etc.

  • Traits that are not readily apparent and have to be measured in order to determine, like the rate of growth or the quality of the carcass

  • a condition in which an animal must be controlled in some manner in order to prevent a disease from spreading

  • A piece of leather that goes around the front foot of a horse to prevent striking with the hind foot

  • A clip that is placed on the horse shoe to prevent slippage; goes on the outside or inside of the quarters on the shoe

  • A split in the hoof wall of a horse du e to improper shoeing or trimming.

  • The various parts of the horse above the legs, like the hips

  • Fourth in sequence or order

  • Giving birth to young kittens

  • A medical condition; horses drop food out of their mouths while eating

  • A medical condition in which the coronet becomes festered

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