Are Horses’ Hooves Made Out of…Cartilage?

Last Updated on February 26, 2022 by Allison Price

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TRUE or FALSE: Horse hooves are made from the same protein as human cartilage.

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ANSWER: False. Horses’ hooves are made from keratin, which is the same protein that makes human hair and fingernails.

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