cannon bone


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cannon bone

in veterinary medicine, the third metacarpal bone in the horse. This is the main bone that lies between the carpal and fetlock joints in the forelimb.
[M.E., fr. It. cannone, fr. canna, cane]

cannon bone

n.
A supporting bone of the leg in some hoofed mammals, analogous to the metacarpus of the hand or the metatarsus of the foot in humans.
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Of the three evaluated traits (Table 1), the only one that differed between genders was cannon bone perimeter (Figure 1B), which was greater in males than in females (P<0.01).
"The last round of Xrays have shown up a tiny hairline fracture of the cannon bone, though.
Dubai: AaGodolphin's Melbourne Cup jix continued after much-fancied All The Good was ruled out of Tuesday's race with a hairline fracture of the cannon bone.
The Ed Dunlop-trained four-year-old has been off the track since she suffered a stress fracture to her near-fore cannon bone in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot at York.
Systematic had a crack in the bottom of his cannon bone early last year and it has taken time for him to recover and find his form again.'
"He was to have run at Leopardstown tomorrow but he injured a cannon bone this morning," said O'Brien.
The French Derby runner-up has been retired after sustaining a hairline fracture of his hind cannon bone while doing a routine exercise on Sunday.
"The x-rays identified a non-displaced half-moon shaped fracture of the bottom of the cannon bone in the RF [right front] fetlock.
His horse was denied a crack at last season's Gold Cup after breaking a cannon bone a week earlier, but the gelding is very much on target for the Festival in March.
Meagher said: ''I was very lucky to have Precious Boy but unfortunately he broke a cannon bone in the County Hurdle and later had to be put down.''
Milan will be reappearing having raced only once last year when pulled up in this event after fracturing an off-fore cannon bone.
John Gosden has received a blow with the news that Terrestrial has fractured a cannon bone.