I got to watch a leg dissection! *WARNING GRAPHIC PICS*

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    12-10-2012, 04:28 PM
I got to watch a leg dissection! *WARNING GRAPHIC PICS*

So this weekend I was luck enough to have an opportunity to see a horse leg dissection. It was really cool and educational, it's nice having a better understanding of how the leg works and is so easily affected. I got some pictures and figured you guys might be interested in seeing them. Interestingly we found what was likely this horse was PTS, the sesamoid bone which is supposed to be securely attached was almost completely detached. *These horses died humanely and the legs were acquired legally.

The first is the sensitive sole.

Then the inside of the bottom of the hoof (Imagine holding a hoof to pick it out, this is the other side of what you're looking at)

The tendon right under the skin, flexor tendon

Flexor tendon again

Sesamoid bone

And the other side of the sesamoid bone.
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    12-10-2012, 04:36 PM
Wow, cool! Thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to attend an equine dissection. So far I've only had access to fetal pigs and frogs.

What are those last two pictures of? Something from the knee? The surface is so smooth.
    12-10-2012, 04:37 PM
Sesamoid bone.
    12-10-2012, 04:41 PM
Sesamoid bone.
Aha! I Googled it; a bone embedded within a tendon. That's fascinating.
    12-10-2012, 04:44 PM
That's cool. I've always thought about watching and animal dissection.
    12-10-2012, 05:02 PM
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That's awesome. I had the experience of dissecting one myself and it was rather interesting. I had gotten a video of it, but my phone deleted it and I never got a chance to post it.
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    12-10-2012, 07:44 PM
I did a lower leg dissection as part of my degree, it was so much fun!! Sounds pretty grim, but it was so interesting! We worked in groups of three, had to take the skin off, then get into the tendons and pull them all apart, then dissected the hoof and looked at the digital cushion and the pedal bone and all that, it was ace!
    12-10-2012, 09:59 PM
Here now you can locate all everything! Should have put that in the original post
    12-13-2012, 11:48 PM
...I came here to say something and now I completely forget what it was....*sigh* it'll come to me I suppose
    12-14-2012, 01:58 AM
Very cool. I love dissections. It's always fun to see how intelligently (and unintelligently) designed horses are.

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