cannon bone


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cannon bone

n.
A supporting bone of the leg in some hoofed mammals, analogous to the metacarpus of the hand or the metatarsus of the foot in humans.

cannon bone

n
(Anatomy) a bone in the legs of horses and other hoofed animals consisting of greatly elongated fused metatarsals or metacarpals

can′non bone`


n.
the greatly developed middle metacarpal or metatarsal bone of hoofed mammals, extending from the hock to the fetlock.
[1825–35; cannon in obsolete sense “tube”]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannon bone - greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals
cannon, shank - lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
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He has been taken to the vets for X-rays and scans and they came back fine, they didn't show up anything apart from a small mark on the inside of his near-fore cannon bone, so hopefully he has just given himself a knock," he added.
The x-rays identified a non-displaced half-moon shaped fracture of the bottom of the cannon bone in the RF [right front] fetlock.
He then had a further setback last August when it was discovered a steel weight-bearing pin in a cannon bone had broken, after which he suffered another serious blow two months later when he developed "mild laminitic changes in the left fore".
All seemed to be going well until it was discovered on Monday evening that the steel weight-bearing pin in his cannon bone had broken.
An MRI scan then showed up a tiny stress fracture of the lower cannon bone on his right hind leg.
The news is that Tidal Bay has a tiny stress fracture of the lower cannon bone on his right-hind leg.
The news through from Buffy is that Tidal Bay has a tiny stress fracture of the lower cannon bone on his right hind leg.
Frankie Dettori's mount, winner of the Dubai Sheema Classic and Prince of Wales's Stakes, fractured a cannon bone and threw the jockey.
He chipped a little bone on the back of his cannon bone but it is absolutely perfect now," said Russell.
The brilliant winner of the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes fractured his near-fore cannon bone on the gallops in Newmarket on Saturday.
HARBINGER'S career is in the balance after the brilliant colt fractured his near-fore cannon bone on the gallops in Newmarket.
Sir Michael Stoute's four-year-old colt fractured his near-fore cannon bone on the gallops in Newmarket yesterday.