Clavicle - Clavicula


The clavicle, well developed in humans, is absent or a small rudiment embedded in the brachiocephalic muscle in animals:

  • Cats: a flat slightly bent 2-5 cm bone
  • Dogs: rudimentary, 1 cm length, not connected to the skeleton
  • Horses, ungulates: reduced to a fibrous intersection in the brachiocephalic muscle.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332


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