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fetlock

(fĕt′lŏk′)
n.
1.
a. A projection on the lower part of the leg of a horse or related animal, above and behind the hoof.
b. A tuft of hair on such a projection.
2. The joint marked by such a projection.

fetlock

a term used for the metacarpo- and metatarso-phalangeal joint of large animals and sometimes dogs.

fetlock flexion test
passive flexion of the fetlock to determine if there is limitation of movement or pain with passive movement.
fetlock knuckling
fetlock flexes when the patient puts weight on the limb.
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Along with the cannon bone and the long pastern, they make up the fetlock joint.
The tendon was transected while forcibly extending the fetlock joint (Fig.
In new born calves, contraction or shortening of the flexor tendons results knuckling of the fetlock joint frequently and carpal joint rarely.
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.
The surgery by Kentucky-based vet Larry Bramlage will be designed to fuse the fetlock joint with screws, wire and a metal plate, allowing the leg to bear weight.
When Danoli fell at Cheltenham he loosened a small chip in his fetlock joint.
How Danoli, the horse who refused to die after fracturing a fetlock, went off 5- 2 is one for Sherlock Holmes to unravel.
Withers quivering for a moment, fetlock and the proud rise at the base of the tail, width of back.
The dual Horse of the Year had been scheduled to breeze this week as connections upped his preparations for the November 1 race, when trainer Charlie LoPresti discovered a nondisplaced fracture at the bottom of the cannonbone of the right front fetlock.
The Charles Byrnes, inset, trained 10-year-old has not been seen since chasing home Gemix in the French Champion Hurdle in Auteuil in June and has failed to recover quickly enough from a fetlock injury.
Knuckling of fetlock joints has been reported in foals, lambs and calves due to contraction of digital flexor tendons and it is rarely affects hind limbs (Hickman,1964).