fetlock

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fetlock

(fĕt′lŏk′)
n.
1.
a. A projection on the lower part of the leg of a horse or related animal, above and behind the hoof.
b. A tuft of hair on such a projection.
2. The joint marked by such a projection.
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The tendon was transected while forcibly extending the fetlock joint (Fig.
The calf was restrained and traction was applied on the limb, so as to keep fetlock joint extended.
Toccet, winner of six of his eight starts last year at two, may miss the Kentucky Derby after developing what was termed "bone remodelling" in three of his four fetlock joints.
Asked about Shatin Venture's prospects of reversing the York form, the colt's trainer Linda Perratt, who won the race with Friar Tuck two years ago, said: "He had some trouble with his fetlock joints last year and had an operation.
Johnston, who sent out the son of Selkirk to win two of his three starts last year, said: "He had preventative surgery on his fetlock joints last backend and then spent the winter at Peter's stud in Ireland.