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pastern

(pas'tĕrn),
The narrow anatomic region in equids that lies between the enlargement marking terminus of fetlock joint proximally and enlargement adjacent to hoof distally. In comparative anatomy, correlates with base of fingers and toes in humans. Although common term for pastern is ankle, this is a misnomer. The fetlock joint is the metatarsophalangeal in the rear limb, metacarpophalangeal in forelimb.
[M.E. pastron, hobble, fr. Fr. pasture, fr. L. pasco, to pasture]

pastern

(păs′tərn)
n.
1. The part of a horse's foot between the fetlock and hoof.
2. An analogous part of the leg of a dog or other quadruped.

pastern

in ungulates the segment of the limb between the fetlock and hoof, supported by proximal and middle phalanges; in dogs the metacarpal region.

equine pastern dermatitis
congenital pastern flexure
a common neonatal deformity in all species. If it is the only deformity it commonly corrects itself spontaneously or with minimal interference. Occurs also as part of multiple deformities, e.g. Akabane virus disease.
pastern folliculitis
folliculitis of the posterior pastern in horses from which Staphylococcus hyicus has been isolated.
pastern joint
in ungulates, the articulation between the proximal and middle phalanges.
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Because of this extreme charadeability, PASTERNS can be formed by working from left to fight and adding a letter at a time to P:
He ran well on his debut to finish second to Norse Dancer last year but then he split his near-fore pastern very badly.
There are some horse owners and farriers who believe that all horses should have the same angles, no matter what the slope of the pastern is.
They tweeted: "After a lengthy surgery to fuse the pastern St Nicholas Abbey is recuperating in intensive care at John Halley's Fethard Equine Hospital.
INJURY St Nicholas Abbey needs surgery on a fractured pastern
Wunderwood went for a gallop at Mornington racecourse, and in the warm-up he faltered and broke his near pastern," said Racing Victoria director of racing operations Leigh Jordan.
He was still going strongly at the third from home and looking the biggest danger to eventual winner Desert Orchid, but fell, suffering a multiple fracture of the near-hind pastern which resulted in him being put down.
Champion jockey Tony McCoy quickly pulled him up and clerk of the course Robert Bellamy said: 'Montalcino broke his near hind pastern.
THE future of high-class hurdler Atours is in the balance as the eight-year-old struggles to recover from a pastern injury.
The Ballynonty trainer lost high-class Ventana Canyon last week when his 20-length Arkle Trophy winner smashed a pastern on the gallops.
FINIAN'S RAINBOW, the 2012 Champion Chase winner, was in hospital in Newbury yesterday battling an infection that developed after he suffered a pastern injury during the Paddy Power Gold Cup, in which he was pulled up, writes Jon Lees.