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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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Johnston, who sent out the son of Selkirk to win two of his three starts last year, said: "He had preventative surgery on his fetlock joints last backend and then spent the winter at Peter's stud in Ireland.
Had some minor problems and it was decided to carry out some preventative surgery on his fetlock joints.
He recovered from that setback but had problems with his fetlock joints and wasn't flexing as well as he should.