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Comparative Anatomy of the Canine, Bovine and Equine Forelimb

Posted by Cari Wise on August 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Cari Wise
Dr. Cari Wise is a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a Masters degree in Education from Argosy University in 2015. Throughout her career, Dr. Wise has utilized her veterinary education in variety of settings including private and corporate small animal practice, shelter medicine, spay/neuter clinics, veterinary relief services, start-up practice ownership, and veterinary technician education.

The following veterinary infographic is on the comparative anatomy of the canine, bovine and equine forelimb. It includes the Scapula, Humerus, Radius, Ulna, Carpals, Metacarpals, and Phalanges bones.

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