Medial ungual cartilage - Cartilago ungularis medialis


In horses, the distal phalanx is accompanied on each side by the lateral and medial ungual cartilages of the hoof. They are fibrocartilagenous plates that continue the palmar processes bilaterally. The abaxial surface is convex and the axial surface is concave. Their distal halves are enclosed in the hoof but the proximal borders extend to the middle of the pastern.

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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