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Parts of the Horse - The Stifle

Learn the Location of a Horse's Stifle


Parts of the Horse--The Stifle

#2: The stifle.

K. Blocksdorf 2006

Underlying the stifle area is the stifle joint formed between the large hip bone (femur) which is equivalent to our thigh bone and the tibia. The horse’s tibia is equivalent to our shin bone. The stifle joint somewhat resembles a human knee. Injuries of the stifle joint are similar to injuries of the knee in humans.


Also Known As: stifle joint

Examples: The pony had an operation to prevent its stifles from locking.

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