vet-Anatomy the interactive atlas of veterinary anatomy
vet-Anatomy is an interactive atlas of veterinary anatomy based on medical imaging. vet-Anaotmy has been created on the same framework than the popular award-wining e-Anatomy, but dedicated to animals, under the direction of Dr. Susanne AEB Boroffka, dipl. ECVDI, PhD.
The dens of axis may be considered as the displaced remnant of the body of atlas. The dens articulates with the ventral arch of atlas and presents:
An apex (cranial extremity)
A ventral articular surface for articulation with the fovea dentis on the dorsal surface of the ventral arch of the atlas. This surface is confluent with the cranial articular surfaces in horse and ox but separate in other domestic animals.
A dorsal articular surface in carnivores and pigs.
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 Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke