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Definition of Pastern
PasternPastern Pas"tern, n. [Of. pasturon, F. p[^a]turon, fr. OF.
pasture a tether, for beasts while pasturing; prop., a
pasturing. See Pasture.]
1. The part of the foot of the horse, and allied animals,
between the fetlock and the coffin joint. See Illust. of
Note: The upper bone, or phalanx, of the foot is called the
great pastern bone; the second, the small pastern
bone; and the third, in the hoof, the coffin bone.
Pastern joint, the joint in the hoof of the horse, and
allied animals, between the great and small pastern bones.
2. A shackle for horses while pasturing. --Knight.
3. A patten. [Obs.] --Dryden.
Meaning of Pastern from wikipedia
- The pastern
is a part of the leg of a horse between
and the top of the hoof. It incorporates
the long pastern
bone (proximal phalanx) and...
(bone growth) in the pastern
or coffin joint
of a horse. In severe
cases, the growth
the bones, giving ringbone
- (splint), sesamoid, fetlock
joint, first phalanx
joint, second phalanx
joint, outwardly evidenced
by the coronary...
- The angle
of the pasterns
is best at a moderate slope
(about 50 degrees) and moderate
Long and Sloping
 The pasterns
are long (more...
of the sides
they fell were counted. The shape
of the pastern bones
used for astragaloi
as well as for the tali of the Romans, with whom...
and the proximal phalanx distad
(common name: the pastern
bone). Paired proximal sesamoid bones articulate
with the palmar
- and mounting
horses. "Western"-style horse hobbles
are tied around
or cannon bones
of the horse's front
legs. They comprise three basic
- Mud fever, also known
dermatitis, is a group
of horses causing irritation
in the lower limbs
- long pastern
bone may also eventually
chip at its front
in the joint. Horses
with short, upright pasterns
****ing to the body. The forearm
is strongly developed
and muscular. Pasterns
but not steep. The front
feet are round, tight...
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