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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 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).
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).
His final run was to come some eight years later when he broke down at Newbury as a 16-year-old in March 1969; such a long career was a tribute to his connections, given that he was plagued by sore shins and, more seriously, dubious fetlock joints.