Along with the cannon bone and the long pastern, they make up the fetlock
The tendon was transected while forcibly extending the fetlock
In new born calves, contraction or shortening of the flexor tendons results knuckling of the fetlock
joint frequently and carpal joint rarely.
The County Wexford handler had been hoping the six-year-old would make the championship event after she sprained a hind fetlock
joint two weeks ago.
The six-year-old punctured a fetlock
joint during the Pertemps 'Fighting Fifth' Hurdle at Newcastle last time out when second to Arcalis on soft ground.
The surgery by Kentucky-based vet Larry Bramlage will be designed to fuse the fetlock
joint with screws, wire and a metal plate, allowing the leg to bear weight.
When Danoli fell at Cheltenham he loosened a small chip in his fetlock
How Danoli, the horse who refused to die after fracturing a fetlock
, went off 5- 2 is one for Sherlock Holmes to unravel.
Withers quivering for a moment, fetlock
and the proud rise at the base of the tail, width of back.
The dual Horse of the Year had been scheduled to breeze this week as connections upped his preparations for the November 1 race, when trainer Charlie LoPresti discovered a nondisplaced fracture at the bottom of the cannonbone of the right front fetlock
The Charles Byrnes, inset, trained 10-year-old has not been seen since chasing home Gemix in the French Champion Hurdle in Auteuil in June and has failed to recover quickly enough from a fetlock
Knuckling of fetlock
joints has been reported in foals, lambs and calves due to contraction of digital flexor tendons and it is rarely affects hind limbs (Hickman,1964).