Shar Pei swollen hock Syndrome

May 19, 2017
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Hocked, hocking, hocks

To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; hamstring.


the ankle joint of quadrupeds; the tarsus.

Hock joint of the dog. By permission from Aspinall V, O'Reilly M, Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, Butterworth Heinemann, 2004

broken hock

fracture of the central tarsal bone in racing Greyhounds.

cow hock

one that turns inward from an imaginary vertical line drawn from the tuber ischii to the hindfeet.

dropped hock

walking with the hocks close to the ground. Seen in dogs and cats with muscle weakness, injury to the gastrocnemius tendon, and poor conformation.

hock flexion posture

in a dystocia caused by a breech presentation with the flexed hocks being the first structures presented into the cervix, and the distal extremities of the hindlimbs retained.

point of hock

the summit of the calcaneus.

sickle hock

a more acute angulation of the hock joint than is normal for the species or breed. Instead of the metatarsals being approximately vertical in a standing position, there is a greater slope.

straight hock

a greater angle between the tibia and metatarsal bones at the hock joint; the opposite of sickle hock. A feature of some dog breeds, e.g. Chow Chows.

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