Third metacarpal bone laterality asymmetry and midshaft dimensions in Thoroughbred racehorses.


OBJECTIVE The aims of this study were to test whether longer third metacarpal (MC3) bones had thicker dorsal cortices in a group of racehorses that were exercising at similar maximum speeds, and to establish if horses with larger differences in length between their right and left MC3 bones showed larger differences in the dorsal cortical thickness between… (More)