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

Autores

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

DOI:

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

Palavras-chave:

Equideous, Image diagnosis, Locomotor, Radiography

Resumo

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.

Biografia do Autor

Flávio Ribeiro Alves, EMBRAPA

Federal University of Piauí CEP 64900-000, Teresina - PI, Brazil

Porfírio Candanedo Guerra, EMBRAPA

State University of Maranhão, São Luis - MA, Brazil

Emerson Ticona Fioretto, EMBRAPA

School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo São Paulo - SP, Brazil

Antônio Augusto Nascimento Machado Júnior, EMBRAPA

Federal University of Piauí CEP 64900-000, Teresina - PI, Brazil

Felicianna Clara Fonseca Machado, EMBRAPA

Federal University of Piauí CEP 64900-000, Teresina - PI, Brazil

Rosany Maria Cunha Aranha, EMBRAPA

State University of Maranhão, São Luis - MA, Brazil

Carlos Eduardo Ambrósio, EMBRAPA

School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo São Paulo - SP, Brazil

Arani Nanci Bomfim Mariana, EMBRAPA

School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo São Paulo - SP, Brazil

Maria Angélica Miglino, EMBRAPA

School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo São Paulo - SP, Brazil

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2009-06-03

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