Camels and Camelids

GROSS ANATOMY OF THE LIGAMENTS OF FETLOCK JOINT IN DROMEDARY CAMEL

Journal Edition: December 2011
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Published On: 07-09-2018 07:24

Jamal Nourinezhad, Yazan Mazaheri and Mahmood Khaksary Mahabady
Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, Iran

ABSTRACT

Gross anatomy of the fetlock joint of the seven male adult one- humped camels were studied. In present
study, the tendinous middle interosseous muscle, interdigital intersesamoid and straight sesamoid ligaments were
observed. However, there was no proximal interdigital ligament. In conclusion, we found that the gross anatomy of
the ligaments in one-humped camel fetlock joint share remarkable similarities with horses, and certain differences,
with bactrian camel and domestic ruminants.
Key words: Anatomy, dromedary camel, fetlock joint, ligament, metacarpo/metatarsophalangeal joint