Flashcards in skin, hair equine hoof Deck (12)
what is the outer covering of an animal called?
the skin is divided into 2 sections, what are they?
name the 5 sections the dermis is split into?
the outer most layer of the dermis is made up of?
dead cells called corneocytes. corneocytes are full of keratin
in which layer of the dermis does mitosis take place?
what type of tissue is the dermis made from?
fibrous, dense connective tissue
hair growth can be divided into 3 sections. what are they?
anagen - rapid growth
catagen- transitional growth phase
telogen- resting phase
hair growth can be affected by?
Season (dogs and cats shed in spring and autumn though central heating can alter this)
Breed (determines the length of the hair)
Hormones (e.g. thyroxine, cortisol)
what is a tylotrich hair?
Strong and thick hairs dispersed throughout the coat and act as fast acting mechanorecpetors
what do peri-anal glands produce?
a horses hoof is coated in a rubbery layer called?