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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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He has a bit of a shadow on the joint running into the pastern and that could turn into something nasty - it could turn into a fracture," said Hannon.
He has shattered his pastern very, very badly and had to be put down,' said Joe Mercer, racingmanager to owner Saeed Suhail.
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.
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ST NICHOLAS Abbey is due to undergo surgery on a fractured pastern this morning.
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The seven-year-old sustained a serious injury to his near pastern while warming up for a gallop.
IT HAS emerged that Vadawina, who finished fourth in last Sunday's Prix de Diane, fractured her near-hind pastern during the race and was due to be operated on yesterday.
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.