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Corkscrew claw

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Corkscrew claw

There are three forms of corkscrew claw:

  • A genetic form: the animal is born predisposed to this condition.
  • An acquired defect of the outer hind claw or inner foreclaw. This form occurs due to a failure of the suspensory apparatus of the foot.
  • An acquired defect of the inner hind-claw (“reverse corkscrew”).

All three forms present as a conformational defect with a twist of the claw, so the that the upper edge deviates from a straight line and the sole at the toe is tilted so it is no longer flat to the ground.

A recently trimmed claw ©Nick Bell

What are the signs?

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