Tranistional Vertebrae/Fascinating article

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Tranistional Vertebrae/Fascinating article

Postby Abby Kogler » Tue May 08, 2018 1:16 pm

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Re: Tranistional Vertebrae/Fascinating article

Postby Imperini » Tue May 08, 2018 1:34 pm

Interesting, I have one of these but didn't know horses might too although I suppose it makes sense that they could.

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Re: Tranistional Vertebrae/Fascinating article

Postby khall » Tue May 08, 2018 7:48 pm

I was just reading this and wanted to post about it too! I was very interested in it and tagged Jillian and a DVM friend of mine. Should it also be posted on training forum?

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Re: Tranistional Vertebrae/Fascinating article

Postby silk » Wed May 09, 2018 10:06 am

My mare had extra ribs. I do not know which vertebrae they attached to, but from memory, they were articulated, and made of cartilage. She had them on both sides. We could feel the same in her foal.

The breathing muscles attached to the cartilage rib, rather than extending further backwards, and would have affected her breathing abilities under heavy exertion.

The abdominal muscles involved in breathing and flexion during locomotion are restricted over an affected T18.

I still have one of her ribs in my freezer. I must clean it up...
Oh, and an ear :D

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