set-fast

set-fast

2. the area of superficial skin gangrene that develops on an acute saddle pressure sore on a horse's back.
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Corns complicated his comeback season and he missed the Gold Cup after becoming set-fast on the morning of the race.
It's just that the treatment for set-fast requires cut backs in exercise and feed and the horse lost a lot of condition.
His five-year-old suffered an attack of the metabolic disorder set-fast last month and will now wait for a possible trip to either the Breeders' Cup Turf or Japan Cup in November.
Suffers from set-fast, shows traces of stringhalt, is over at the knee and occasionally down at heel.
His blood levels are okay-it's just that the treatment for set-fast requires cut-backs in exercise and feed, and he lost a lot of condition.
The conditions and the opposition made it look an ideal opportunity for Fruits Of Love, and he has made a remarkable recovery from the set-fast which struck him three weeks ago, but we simply ran out of time.
The trainer said: "His blood seems okay, but he has lost too much condition in the treatment of this set-fast.
It is impossible to say if he is fit to do himself justice after his recent set-fast, but this race is such a good opportunity that we are moving heaven and earth to get him there.
Gaelic Storm is one of 16 horses that I have had suffer from set-fast (severe muscle cramps) this spring and