- Sometimes, from no visible cause, large pieces of skin slough from the heel and pastern. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
- The lower part of the limb of a cow, showing the loss of skin and flesh in a narrow ring around the pastern bone and the exposure of the bone itself. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
- We have in our possession the fragments of the small pastern of a horse, the bone having been broken into seventeen pieces, by a slight concussion, without any apparent injury to the skin and cellular substance; not the slightest external injury could be perceived. - "The American Reformed Cattle Doctor", George Dadd.