Interspinous ligaments - Ligamentorum interspinalia

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The interspinous ligaments are located between the adjacent spinous processes of the vertebrae.

They are composed by elastic ligaments in the cranial part of the equine spine and the caudal part of the bovine spine. In carnivores, the interspinous ligaments are bands of tissue intersped with bundles of the interspinalis muscle, so for some authors, there is no interspinous ligament in carnivores.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
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