Microscopic anatomy of the equine skin with special reference to the dermis.

  title={Microscopic anatomy of the equine skin with special reference to the dermis.},
  author={Hidekazu Wakuri and Kenji Mutoh and Hirofumi Ichikawa and B Liu},
  journal={Okajimas folia anatomica Japonica},
  volume={72 2-3},
We have observed and re-evaluated the histology of the skin of the horse, using samples from four Thoroughbreds. [] Key Result The skin was composed of the usual three components: epidermis, dermis and subcutis. In particular, the dermis was found to have three fibrous components: a papillary layer, a reticular layer and a cordovan-leather tissue layer. The cordovan-leather tissue layer was subdivided into a superficial main layer and a deeper accessory layer.

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