[ UK /fˈɛtlɒk/ ]
  1. projection behind and above a horse's hoof
  2. the joint between the cannon bone and the pastern
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How To Use fetlock In A Sentence

  • ‘Attraction seems OK, but she is on anti-inflammatories to treat her fetlock and it is something we have to keep an eye on,’ says Johnston.
  • After an unlucky run at Beverley he was placed in good heats at Doncaster and Ascot before being sidelined with a chipped bone in his fetlock.
  • Longer hair around the fetlocks may well help to protect the heels from re-infection once cured, however, whilst treating Mud Fever it is advisable to keep the hair as short as possible.
  • Examining his mouth, they disputed as to his age, and called the cabby to have his opinion of the thing's fetlocks, warning each other to beware of his rearing. Ruggles of Red Gap
  • O'Connor has claimed that the substances which showed up in Waterford Crystal's A sample were administered to the horse on July 22 as part of treatment for a fetlock injury.
  • Then I hallooed, first making sure that there was no one lurking near to overhear, and waved my handkerchief, keeping my horse standing to his fetlocks in the current, until over the water came an answering halloo from the Golden Horn, and I could plainly see Captain Calvin Tabor on the quarter-deck. The Heart's Highway: A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century
  • Mamool, a five-year-old son of In the Wings, raced in the Melbourne Cup last year but fractured his right hind fetlock and was eased.
  • [Illustration: Fig. 30 -- Rarefying osteitis wherein articular cartilage was destroyed in a case of arthritis of fetlock joint.] Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1
  • The darbies are the fetlocks -- the fast-keepers, my boy -- the bail for good behaviour, my darling; and if you are not the more conforming, I can add you a steel nightcap, and a curious bosom-friend, to keep you warm of a winter night. Peveril of the Peak
  • Mirage, suffering a fracture to his cannon bone and fetlock joint, was euthanized.
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