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fetlock

, fetterlock
1. a projection behind and above a horse's hoof: the part of the leg between the cannon bone and the pastern
2. the joint at this part of the leg
3. the tuft of hair growing from this part
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THE sesamoid bone sits at the back of the fetlock joint and anchors the suspensory ligament, thus allowing a horse's foot and fetlock to move properly.
According to the horse's owner, Sue, the animal is recovering well having suffered a swollen fetlock.
OK a leg in a horse or at the very least one hair in one fetlock.
It is used in the treatment of joint dysfunction of the carpus or fetlock in horses, due to non-infectious synovitis associated with equine osteoarthritis.
He's got a horrible piece of swelling round his back fetlock joint, which is going down every week Charlotte tells me.
Horses leave me cold, although I have owned half a fetlock of a couple.
Ortensia is set to return to Australia after suffering an injury to her fetlock in Saturday's Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock.
Congenital flexural deformities usually involve the carpal or fetlock joints and range in severity from mild flexion of one joint to severe flexion of several joints and inability to walk, stand and suckle (Fubini and Ducharme, 2004).
He presents high-quality photos of dissected specimens, drawings, radiographs, ultrasonograms, and MRIs--with explanatory legends--for foot, pastern, and fetlock.
Tests confirmed that although his hind leg was not broken, the tendon had collapsed resulting in his fetlock resting on the floor.
However, initial fears regarding his fetlock proved wide of the mark and Nicholls was able to issue a positive bulletin having dealt with a minor infection yesterday morning.