Wild Animals Hoof Quiz

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Wild Animals Hoof Quiz

Different animals have different hooves that are specifically designed to help them adapt to their habitat. Some animals have even three hooves and it is not rare for an animal’s natural hoof to be worn out die to wear and tear. What do you know about wild animal hooves and their characteristics? Take up the quiz below and see just how high you score.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or False:  White hooves are usually softer than pigmented hooves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Approximately how many miles (per day) do horses need to maintain their hooves without trimming?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      20

  • 3. 
    Looking at the bottom of the hoof, the frog should take up __ of the length (from toe to heel)
    • A. 

      1/3

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      2/3

  • 4. 
    Distal descent is caused by:
    • A. 

      Peripheral loading of the wall

    • B. 

      Chronic laminitis

    • C. 

      Toe-first landing

  • 5. 
    How do you judge whether a hoof has developed full concavity?
    • A. 

      When the hoof is no longer exfoliating sole material.

    • B. 

      When the concavity reaches all the way to the wall in all directions.

    • C. 

      When the depth reaches 3/4 inch.

  • 6. 
    What is the most reliable indicator of sole depth?
    • A. 

      Sole concavity

    • B. 

      Frog thickness

    • C. 

      Collateral groove depth

    • D. 

      Heel height

  • 7. 
    What nutrients, often deficient in horse diets, are important to maintaining hoof health?
    • A. 

      Copper, Zinc

    • B. 

      Biotin, Iron

    • C. 

      Salt, Biotin

    • D. 

      Vitamin A and D

  • 8. 
    Which of the following has been shown to cause navicular disease?
    • A. 

      Biotin deficiency

    • B. 

      Toe-first landing

    • C. 

      Peripheral loading

    • D. 

      Chronic laminitis

    • E. 

      White line disease

  • 9. 
    True or False: Hoof dressing used on a weekly basis will usually fix small cracks over the dorsal hoof wall.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False