Owner Lloyd Williams, who will still be represented by Zipping and C'est La Guerre at Flemington, said: "Efficient worked on Tuesday and seemed fine, but when we looked at him this morning there was heat in the fetlock joint
of his off-foreleg.
Extending down from the back of the knee to the fetlock joint
, between the flexor tendons and cannonbone, the ligament acts as a shock-absorber for the leg.
The Whitbread and dual Galway Plate winner shattered his off-fore fetlock joint
in front of the stands during the Guinness Kerry National Handicap Chase at Listowel yesterday and had to be put down.
A POST-MORTEM on Eight Belles, whose death after the line in the Kentucky Derby has provoked outrage in the US, confirmed that she suffered compound fractures of both front legs at the fetlock joint
, writes Dan Farley.
It was feared that Tom Foley's star hurdler would have to be put down after he sustained a broken off-fore fetlock joint
when winning the Martell Aintree Hurdle on Grand National day last April under Swan.
This horse smashed a fetlock joint
when second to Amaretto Rose at Haydock last January and I had to stop the vet shooting him," said Johnson.
That was a big lesson learned," Newland said later, attending to the stricken horse in semi-darkness as blood seeped from a nasty wound to his near-hind fetlock joint
To find a pulse, place three fingers on the inside of the horse's fetlock joint
, while resting your thumb on the outside of the joint.
An injury, picked up on the second start of his season in the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster, meant he had to have an operation to try and repair a fracture to his fetlock joint
of his off-fore leg.
However, he did not run in the Classic and missed the Champion Stakes with a small chip to his near-fore fetlock joint
Vaughan said: "It is with regret that I have to inform everyone that our Grand National hope Beshabar was found to have heat in a front fetlock joint
Grandouet, as short as 6-1 for the two-mile crown, underwent surgery for an infected near-hind fetlock joint
on Tuesday night, and Henderson said yes terday: "He will not run in the Champion Hurdle - you can't go into a race of this calibre with an interrupted preparation.