THE sesamoid bone sits at the back of the fetlock
joint and anchors the suspensory ligament, thus allowing a horse's foot and fetlock
to move properly.
Point firing was done using hot iron rods at palmar aspect of fetlock
At the same time Chris Riggs, the specialist who had repaired the same fetlock
joint when Danoli fractured it at Aintree in 1995, removed the screws he had inserted during that operation.
In all the cases there was history of flexed fetlock
in fore limb since birth.
"Turpin Green doesn't run.He's given his fetlock
a bit of a twist,"said Michael Meagher, racing manager to owner Trevor Hemmings.
"The x-rays identified a non-displaced half-moon shaped fracture of the bottom of the cannon bone in the RF [right front] fetlock
. This probably occurred in his victory in the Shadwell Mile.
CHELTENHAM BLOW Solwhit has failed to recover from a fetlock
injury in time for the World Hurdle
Flexor or contracted tendons deformity involving fetlock
or pastern joints is the most common congenital deformity of locomotor system and is observed in newborn foals, lambs, calves and pigs (Sangwan et al., 2009; Innes and Saunders, 1962).
The filly, who landed four Group One races last term, finished fourth on her first British start of 2005 and is currently receiving treatment on the fetlock
she injured following an unsuccessful trip to Japan earlier in the season.
Salsalino shattered a fetlock
between the third and second-last hurdles and had to be put down.
He's had a chip removed from his hind fetlock
and I hope that will make a difference.'
After conducting a study into pet insurance claims, Primary Direct found dental treatment topped the list of claims while a fractured hock - the joint of hind leg between knee and fetlock
- came bottom.