The Region of the Neck of the Horse. Anatomic Applicative Connotations: A Review

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Abelardo Morales Briceño; Aniceto Méndez Sánchez & José Pérez Arévalo


Veterinary topographic anatomy is the study of relationships between different parts of the body and is one of the methods of anatomical study of animals; it is subsequent to the other study, which is descriptive based on the shape and structure rated by organic organs organ systems. The anatomical neck region is an important anatomical and physiological area because of its many anatomical and clinical implications. The aim of this study was to a review of an anatomical region of the horse's neck and applied anatomical connotations. An extensive literature review of the anatomy of the horse's neck and its applicative anatomical connotations, which are described in detail, was conducted. Currently the dorsal neck region has been extensively studied in horses due to their correlation with equine metabolic syndrome and obesity in the horse. In conclusion topographic anatomical neck region represents a great clinical significance in the horse by accident and anatomical structures.

KEY WORDS: Anatomy; Cervical; Crest; Neck; Horses.

How to cite this article

MORALES, B. A.; MÉNDEZ, S. A. & PÉREZ, A. J. The region of the neck of the horse. Anatomic applicative connotations: a review. Int. J. Morphol., 32(4):1212-1221, 2014.