Evaluation of changes in architecture of the stratum internum of the hoof wall from fetal, newborn, and yearling horses.

@article{Bidwell2006EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of changes in architecture of the stratum internum of the hoof wall from fetal, newborn, and yearling horses.},
  author={Lori A Bidwell and Robert M. Bowker},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 12},
  pages={1947-55}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate morphologic changes of the stratum internum of hooves from near-term fetal, newborn, and yearling horses. ANIMALS Feet from 27 near-term equine fetuses, 19 newborn foals, and 8 yearlings. PROCEDURES Primary epidermal laminae (PEL) of the stratum internum were examined for evidence of architectural changes. RESULTS In near-term fetuses, the PEL had a homogeneous appearance and symmetric distribution around the hoof wall with no significant differences in PEL density… CONTINUE READING