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Radiological anatomy of distal phalanx of front foot in the pure Iranian Arabian horse

D. Vosugh, M. N. Nazem, A. R. Hooshmand
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2017.0028
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Pubmed: 28353304
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Folia Morphol 2017;76(4):702-708.

open access

Vol 76, No 4 (2017)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2017-03-24
Submitted: 2016-12-21
Accepted: 2017-02-16

Abstract

Background: Among the different breeds of horses, Asil horses with a five thousand year history have played an important role in human life. This study was designed as a result of the lack of information about the normal radiographic anatomy of this breed.

Materials and methods: Radiography of the distal phalanx and associated soft tissue structures of the front feet of 10 healthy pure Iranian Arabian horses was performed on lateromedial radiographic projection to determine normal radiographic morphometry of this part. There were no problems in their limbs and in their history.

Results: Obtained radiograph of each front distal phalanx was used to measure important distances, angles and ratios of the hoof wall. There was no significant difference between left and right digits for any radiographic determination.

Conclusions: Measurements of this study differed from those reported in other breeds, so it can be used in the future as reference values for diagnosis of laminitis in front feet of Iranian Arabian horses.

Abstract

Background: Among the different breeds of horses, Asil horses with a five thousand year history have played an important role in human life. This study was designed as a result of the lack of information about the normal radiographic anatomy of this breed.

Materials and methods: Radiography of the distal phalanx and associated soft tissue structures of the front feet of 10 healthy pure Iranian Arabian horses was performed on lateromedial radiographic projection to determine normal radiographic morphometry of this part. There were no problems in their limbs and in their history.

Results: Obtained radiograph of each front distal phalanx was used to measure important distances, angles and ratios of the hoof wall. There was no significant difference between left and right digits for any radiographic determination.

Conclusions: Measurements of this study differed from those reported in other breeds, so it can be used in the future as reference values for diagnosis of laminitis in front feet of Iranian Arabian horses.

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Keywords

Iranian Arabian horse, distal phalanx, radiographic anatomy

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Title

Radiological anatomy of distal phalanx of front foot in the pure Iranian Arabian horse

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 76, No 4 (2017)

Pages

702-708

Published online

2017-03-24

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2017.0028

Pubmed

28353304

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Folia Morphol 2017;76(4):702-708.

Keywords

Iranian Arabian horse
distal phalanx
radiographic anatomy

Authors

D. Vosugh
M. N. Nazem
A. R. Hooshmand

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