Osteometry of the Ossa Sesamoidea Phalangis Proximalis in Cattle (Bos primigenius f. taurus Linné 1758)

Č. Červený
1985 Acta Veterinaria Brno  
Cerveny C.: Osteometry of the Ossa Sesamoidea Phalangis Proximalis in Cattle (Bos primigenius f. taurus Linne 1758). Acta vet. Brno, 54, 1985: 119-128. The sesamoid bones of the proximal phalanges of the digits from 14 bovine females of the Bohemian Spotted cattle were subject to osteometric examination. Statistical significance of four characteristics was studied. There was no statistical significance in the weight and diameter differences. Highly significant differences were recorded for the
more » ... e recorded for the maximum height values when comparing the abaxial sesamoid bones of the proximal phalanges of the fourth and third digits from the thoracic limbs and the maximum width when comparing the abaxial sesamoid bones of the proximal phalanges of the third and fourth digits from the pelvic limbs. Also the width values for the abaxial sesamoid bones of the proxitnal phalanges of the third digits from the thoracic limbs and the abaxial sesamoid bones of the proximal phalanges of the third digits from the pelvic limbs showed highly significant differences. Likewise, the differences in the maximum height values between the abaxial sesamoid bone of the Pfoxitnal phalanx of the fourth digit and the abaxial sesamoid bone of the proximal phalanx of the third digit on the pelvic limbs showed statistical significance. Similar relations were recorded between the abaxial sesamoid bones of the proximal phalanx of the fourth and third digits on the thoracic limb. Also the difference between the maximum height values of the axial sesamoid bone of the proximal phalanx of the third digit from the thoracic limb and the axial sesamoid bone of the proximal phalanx of the third digit from the thoracic limb and the axial sesamoid bone of the proximal phalanx of the third digit from the pelvic limb was statistically significant. The osteometric findings on the sesamoid bones of the proxitnal phalanges of the cattle digits form a complement to anatomical characteristics and are another criterion for differentiation and identification of these bones. Cattle, digits, ossa sesamoidea phaiangis proximalis, osteometry.
doi:10.2754/avb198554030119 fatcat:e226yco5uzcqficv7aaqgeg2pu