Your question: What is the purpose of a fetlock on a horse?

The fetlock is a hinge joint (ginglymus), allowing flexion and extension, but only allowing minimal rotation, adduction, or abduction.

What part of a horse is the fetlock?

Fetlock is a term used for the joint where the cannon bone, the proximal sesamoid bones, and the first phalanx (long pastern bone) meet. The pastern is the area between the hoof and the fetlock joint.

Where do you find a fetlock?

the projection of the leg of a horse behind the joint between the cannon bone and great pastern bone, bearing a tuft of hair.

Where is the fetlock on a horse’s leg?

The fetlock is a joint between the cannon bone and the pastern on the back of a horse’s leg, above the hoof.

Can a horse survive a fetlock fracture?

The prognosis for distal sesamoidean ligament injury is generally good, given appropriate rest and rehabilitation. As with suspensory ligament branch injuries, injection with regenerative medicine products is showing some promise as a helpful adjunctive therapy in these horses.

What is another term for the horse’s fetlock?

fetlock in British English

(ˈfɛtˌlɒk ) or fetterlock. noun. a projection behind and above a horse’s hoof: the part of the leg between the cannon bone and the pastern. Also called: fetlock joint. the joint at this part of the leg.

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