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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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In newborn calves, contraction or shortening of flexor tendons results in knuckling of fetlock joint frequently and carpal joint rarely.
The DDF tendon splits at the proximal aspect of the fetlock joints and runs toward the palmar aspect of the FJ, between the corresponding tendon of the SDF and the interosseous muscles (IM).
The cow was diagnosed with obturator paralysis which was causing inability to stand, knuckling of fetlock joints and particular 'dog sitting' or 'frog sitting' posture that cow preferred.
VVWHAT they say Edward O'Grady, trainer of Sailors Warn "It's his first run since he had surgery to remove chips on his fetlock joints. As you can imagine, that should really help him.