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Budras, K. D.; Bragulla, H. H.; Pellmann, R.; Reese, Sven ORCID: 0000-0002-4605-9791 (1997): The coffin bone with periosteum and insertion zone of the suspensory apparatus. In: Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift, Vol. 84, No. 9: pp. 241-247
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The coffin bone is fixed to the hoof capsule by a particular suspensory apparatus. That is attached with its fibrocatilaginous insertion zone on the parietal surface of the coffin hone. During growth of the coffinbone, osseous lamellae are formed by indirect ossification, as calcified fibrocartilage is replaced by lamellar bone. The periosteum on theparietal surface of the coffin bone is confined to the grooves between the osseous lamellae. The meanings of periosteum and of the insertion zone of the suspensory apparatus for growth and healing of fractures of the coffin bone are explained.