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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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On a hind fetlock joint he got an infection in the bone.
He said: "She's a bit tender, she's got a decent sized cut at the back of her right fetlock and it's pretty deep and was enough to pull her up in her run.
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.
Designed to replace the need for commonly used steel veterinary obstetrical fetlock chains which pose risks to dams and offspring, VetCeps(R) is constructed of thin, durable mesh fabric which is double- ended and reinforced at the center of the fetlock of the animal to beneficially distribute traction forces.
Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging, the equine MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) pioneer, today announced two improvements to aid diagnosis of hoof, knee and fetlock problems.
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.
Horses leave me cold, although I have owned half a fetlock of a couple.
Henderson's five-year-old gelding will not recover in time for the two-mile feature on March 13 after having undergone surgery on an infected hind fetlock joint on Tuesday evening.
The Montjeu colt suffered a setback last month when an injury to a fetlock took longer than anticipated to heal but he is now back in exercise.
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 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.