Abstract

VERTEBRAL ANATOMIC VARIATIONS IN THOROUGHBRED RACEHORSES IN TRINIDAD

Reda Mohamed

Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

*Corresponding author: kkidareda@yahoo.com

The occurrence of lumbar vertebrae variants in horses in Trinidad are rarely reported. Parts of the skeletons of two horses of unknown age and sex that died in a horse farm in Trinidad and Tobago were brought to the Anatomy Laboratory. It was reported that specimens of fused left transverse processes of the 5th and 6th lumbar vertebrae and a blunted left transverse process of the 6th lumbar vertebra in thoroughbred racehorses in Trinidad. It may be a first reports of its own kind in Trinidad and Tobago.

Keywords: Anatomy, Horse, Lumbar vertebrae, Variant

How to cite this article: 
Mohamed R, 2022. Vertebral anatomic variations in thoroughbred racehorses in Trinidad.
Agrobiological Records 7: 57-58. https://doi.org/10.47278/journal.abr/2022.001