Comparative Evaluation of Anatomic Structures in Regio manus and Regio pedis on Computed Tomography Images and Plastinated Cross-Sections of Horse

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Caner Bakıcı; Remzi Orkun Akgün; Okan Ekim; Ismail Onder Orhan & Ali Bumin


Movement analysis of horses is closely related to the bone, joint and muscle composition. Equine foot is quiet important not only for veterinarians, but also for farmers and horseshoer. In this study, it is aimed to evaluate and compare the anatomical structures of equine foot obtained from computed tomography images and S10B silicone plastinated sections of horse and 3 dimensional images of related structures as well. Four adult horses were used in this study. Computed tomography images were acquired in a proper position for equine feet. Then S10B silicone plastination was performed for the same specimens. Plastinates were sliced into 1 cm sections, corresponding to the computed tomography images. The sections obtained from silicone plastination were found to be compa- tible with computed tomography images. It was seen that osseous structures and tendons were clearly identified on computed tomography images. It was observed that the shrinkage on the osseous tissues was very limited. It was thought that the proportional differences between the plastinated specimens and computed tomography images were related with the fixation process. The specimens plastinated with S10B silicone polymer was determined to be closer to natural colour when compared to the standard polymers. Therefore it was found to be more useful. It is considered that plastinates can be effectively used in veterinary orthopaedics and radiology trainings as well as in veterinary anatomy education.

KEY WORDS: Computed tomography, foot, horse, plastination, 3D reconstruction.

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BAKICI, C.; AKGÜN, R. O.; EKIM, O.; ORHAN, I. O. & BUMIN, A. Comparative evaluation of anatomic structures in Regio manus and Regio pedis on computed tomography pmages and plastinated cross-sections of horse. Int. J. Morphol., 37(1):118-122, 2019.