Maria Duran

Thank you very much Lavinia. I didn't know the extension covering the hoof as I see it longer or shorter depending on the horse.


María Durán.

Lavinia Fiscaletti

The periople is a small band of soft tissue found over the proximal surface of the wall of the hoof. The periople represents the junction between the wall and the skin of the limb. It acts as a covering for the newly formed wall at the top of the hoof capsule. It is similar to human cuticles.


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Maria Duran


I would like to know what´s the real function of the periople and how much of the surface of the hoof wall is actually covering. Is it only the part we see as a bit whity or does it extend invisibly to the bottom of the hoof wall?

Thank you!

María Durán.
Madrid, Spain.