Angiographic aspect of the distal forelimb in donkeys (Equus asinus) used for animal traction

Flávio Ribeiro Alves, Porfírio Candanedo Guerra, Emerson Ticona Fioretto, Antônio Augusto Nascimento Machado Júnior, Felicianna Clara Fonseca Machado, Rosany Maria Cunha Aranha, Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio, Arani Nanci Bomfim Mariana, Maria Angélica Miglino

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The asinine species was originated thousands of years ago from the same branch of domestic equine. Asinines have been undergoing a great adaptation resulting in different characteristics observed in their populations around the world. In the northeastern region of Brazil, they play an essential role in the economy of local families. Due to a large number of locomotor disorders and a lacN of professional care for these animals, a radiographic study of the distal forelimb region of the asinine was carried out in order to gather information for the improvement of clinical and surgical practices in this species, and to explain their low susceptibility to locomotor disorders compared to that of the domestic equine. The angiographic examination revealed the main arterial vessels committed to the blood supply of the forelimbs in these animals, providing evidence of the vascular pattern of the median and palmar common digital arteries, which originated a great number of collateral branches, mainly to the distal phalanx. The distal forelimbs in donNeys have shown great vascular anastomosis, promoting additional blood supply to the deep endosteum and periosteum regions, probably as a response to the physical activity developed by these animals.


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Equideous; Image diagnosis; Locomotor; Radiography

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2009v22n4p163

Direitos autorais 2011 Flávio Ribeiro Alves, Porfírio Candanedo Guerra, Emerson Ticona Fioretto, Antônio Augusto Nascimento Machado Júnior, Felicianna Clara Fonseca Machado, Rosany Maria Cunha Aranha, Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio, Arani Nanci Bomfim Mariana, Maria Angélica Miglino

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Biotemas. UFSC, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil, eISSN 2175-7925

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