Caption: FIGURE 2: The macerated coffin bones: (a) well-macerated coffin bone with fat completely removed; (b) coffin bone covered by a fat layer, reflecting light.
Caption: FIGURE 5: Angle values at the measurement points for the plantar margins of the left and right coffin bones from one horse in the study.
Table 1: Mean differences between angles for the right and left coffin bones from each animal in the studied cold-blood horse population.
A considerable number of injuries occur in the distal portions of thoracic limbs; therefore, the present study focused on the distal third phalanx, also called the coffin bone. This bone bears the entire weight of the horse's body due to the vertical position of the equine autopodium.
Then, it was bagged and immersed in water at 95-99[degrees]C for 48 h, after which the coffin bone was isolated from the hoof capsule, cleaned, and air-dried at room temperature for a week.
The scanner operated as follows: the measured object (OB), that is, the coffin bone, was placed on the rotary table (RT), and a stripe pattern was projected upon it from one direction by the projector (PR).
The image of the right coffin bone was flipped horizontally.