26 May 1994 Bone matrix structure in different seasons of cervid antlerogenesis and gestation
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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.
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Raimo Veil Johannes Silvennoinen, Raimo Veil Johannes Silvennoinen, Kaarlo Nygren, Kaarlo Nygren, Juha Rouvinen, Juha Rouvinen, Valentina V. Petrova, Valentina V. Petrova, } "Bone matrix structure in different seasons of cervid antlerogenesis and gestation", Proc. SPIE 2132, Clinical Applications of Modern Imaging Technology II, (26 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176591; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176591
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