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Impact of Horse Age and Body Weight on the Angle Between the Parietal Surface of the Coffin Bone and the Ground

Impact of Horse Age and Body Weight on the Angle Between the Parietal Surface of the Coffin Bone and the Ground

Małgorzata Dzierzęcka1, Sławomir Paśko2, Marcin Komosa3, Karolina Barszcz1, Bartłomiej Jan Bartyzel1 and Ewa Czerniawska-Piątkowska4*

1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Morphological Science, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Nowoursynowska 166, 02 776 Warsaw, Poland
2Faculty of Mechatronics, Virtual Reality Technologies Department, The Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics, Warsaw University of Technology, ul. Sw. Andrzeja Boboli 8, 02 525 Warsaw, Poland
3Department of Animal Anatomy, Institute of Zoology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, ul. Wojska Polskiego 28, 60 637 Poznan, Poland 
4Department of Ruminant Science, West Pomeranian University of Technology, ul. Klemensa Janickiego 29, 71-270 Szczecin, Poland

*      Corresponding author: ewa.czerniawska-piatkowska@zut.edu.pl

Fig. 1.

Right thoracic coffin bone and hoof capsule; stallion, 6 years old, 505 kg.

Fig. 2.

Left distal phalanx (coffin bone, ungular bone) of a horse, phalanx distalis (os ungulare) (A) lateral aspect; (B) caudal aspect; mare, 6 years old, 479 kg.

Fig. 3.

Diagram of the scanning system used for coffin bone measurement.

Fig. 4.

Image of a bone with the specified area under analysis, CCS - center of coordinate system, AA - analyzed area.

Fig. 5.

a, b, c, d. Point cloud from the measurement in Figures (A), (B); distribution of angles on the parietal surface of a right and left coffin bone in Figures (C), (D) (gelding, 25 years old, 461 kg), AA - analyzed area.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

June

Vol. 53, Iss. 3, Pages 801-1200

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