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About Aussies > Aussie Structure > Canine Skeleton

Here is a canine skeleton to use as a reference when trying to determine where your Aussie might be hurt or just to review for the future.  I have provided brief explanations of each main skeletal area in an alphabetical list below.




Carpus
: wrist bone.
Caudal vertebrae: bones of the tail.
Femur: uppermost part of the rear leg of a dog.
Fibula: one of two bones of the lower rear leg of a dog.
Humerus: bone of the upper foreleg of a dog, also referred to as the breast bone.
Lower maxillary: lower jaw.
Lumbar vertebrae: the bones of the lumbar region of the back.
Metacarpus: bone of the paw of the foreleg between the carpus and the phalanges.
Metartasus: paw bone between the heel and the phalanges.
Orbit: cavity of the skull that contains the eye.
Neck: Cervical vertebrae - bones of the neck.
Pelvis: pelvic bone.
Phalange: toe bone.
Phalange: finger bone.
Radius: one of two bones of the lower foreleg of a dog.
Rib: bone of the thoracic cage.
Sacrum: the set of sacral vertebrae.
Scapula: shoulder bone.
Skull: bony case of the brain.
Tarsus: heel bone.
Thoracic vertebrae: the bones forming the dorsal part of the thoracic cage.
Tibia: one of two bones of the lower rear leg of a dog.
Ulna: one of two bones of the lower foreleg of a dog.

Rev. 15 January 18



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