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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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The animal bears weight on the dorsum of the fetlock joint and if the condition is not corrected septic arthritis of the fetlock joint is the usual sequel.
The calf was restrained and traction was applied on the limb, so as to keep fetlock joint extended.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, who suffered defeat in the third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, has been retired to Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky due to chronic bruising of the bottom of the cannonbone in all four fetlock joints.
The news came after a nuclear scan last week revealed chronic bruising of the bottom of the cannonbone in all four of the horse's fetlock joints.