Canon bone


Related to Canon bone: splint bone

Can´on bone`


1.(Anat.) The shank bone, or great bone above the fetlock, in the fore and hind legs of the horse and allied animals, corresponding to the middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of most mammals. See Horse.
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After claiming the bumper runner he fancied the most during the period (Farranfore at Leopardstown) had "got beat", O'Grady said of yesterday's winner: "He had a spiral fracture of a canon bone early this year and vet Ned Gowing had to pin it.
The horse has a spiral fracture of his off-fore canon bone and has gone to Troytown Veterinary Hospital in Kildare.
I would think he's out for the season as he's got a hairline fracture of a hind canon bone.