Cartilage thickness measurement in foals.

  title={Cartilage thickness measurement in foals.},
  author={Elwyn C. Firth and Y Greydanus},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  volume={42 1},
The talus and proximal and distal epiphysis of the humerus, radius, femur, tibia and distal metacarpus of 20 foals aged 0 to 150 days were obtained at necropsy and sawn sagittally into slabs 4 to 8 mm thick. The thickness of the cartilage (articular cartilage and unossified epiphyseal cartilage) was measured in three to five places in each slab, using a sliding calliper. In most epiphyses, the site, or sites, of thickest cartilage was constant in all foals examined. The difference between… CONTINUE READING