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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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Now, as there's nothing like `taking time by the fetlock', as Winkle characteristically observes, allow me to present the new member." And, to the dismay of the rest of the club, Jo threw open the door of the closet, and displayed Laurie sitting on a rag bag, flushed and twinkling with suppressed laughter.
When a horse is at full stretch, the fetlock can extend to the point where the sesamoid bones make contact with the ground.
Digital flexor tendon sheath (DFTS) tenosynovitis is often characterized by effusion within the sheath and possibly heat and tenderness of DFTS around the fetlock joint (Bertone, 2011).
This stranger is firm of fetlock, luxuriant of auburn hair, like Ian Gillan from Deep Purple, carefree smile, solvent.
'The fracture went right up to his fetlock and he had three screws and a pin inserted to help it heal.
But she fitted the band round the fetlock of her leg and the Highland pony was given a new lease of life - even giving birth to four foals since it was fitted 11 years ago.
Feathard Lady is back in light work after recovering from the sprained hind fetlock joint that ruled her out of the Champion Hurdle.
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.
It was first thought the trouble was a sprained fetlock, but after seeing a course vet, Nicholls said that the problem could be an infection in one of his star's feet.
The County Wexford handler had been hoping the six-year-old would make the championship event after she sprained a hind fetlock joint two weeks ago.
The six-year-old punctured a fetlock joint during the Pertemps 'Fighting Fifth' Hurdle at Newcastle last time out when second to Arcalis on soft ground.