Anatomy 101 – what’s a pastern?

As I work with clients, I try hard to use terms and definitions that they will understand.  Every now and again, I get caught out and slip into the use of anatomy terms that many dog owners just don’t know about.

This week, it was the pastern.

The pastern is the area of the leg that is below the wrist (or carpus) on the front legs but above the foot.  On the hind legs, the pastern is the area of leg below the heel (hock) but above the foot.

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