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Bone matrix structure in different seasons of cervid antlerogenesis and gestation
Author(s): Raimo Veil Johannes Silvennoinen; Kaarlo Nygren; Juha Rouvinen; Valentina V. Petrova
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Paper Abstract

During the antlerogenesis and gestation, substantial amounts of mineral compounds are removed from the skeleton and transferred to the growing antler or foetus. We have used holographic nondestructive testing for sorting out biomechanically aberrant radioulnar bones of European moose and radiological methods to study, whether observed aberrations are due to changes of the structure of the long bones (radius). In males, these changes were studied in three phases of antler cycle: antlerless season, antler growing and mature antler. In females, the studies were made with samples of adult individuals in and after gestation period. We studied x-ray diffraction responses of the bones before and after compression up to saturation level. Our results are indicating that compact and spongy part of the bones are giving seasonally different biomechanical responses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2132, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II, (26 May 1994);
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Raimo Veil Johannes Silvennoinen, Univ. of Joensuu (Finland)
Kaarlo Nygren, Ahvenjaervi Game Research Station (Finland)
Juha Rouvinen, Univ. of Joensuu (Finland)
Valentina V. Petrova, Petrozavodsk State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2132:
Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II
Leonard J. Cerullo M.D.; Kenneth S. Heiferman M.D.; Hong Liu; Halina Podbielska M.D.; Abund Ottokar Wist; Lucia J. Zamorano, Editor(s)

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