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1

what is the outer covering of an animal called?

integuement

2

the skin is divided into 2 sections, what are they?

epidermis
dermis

3

name the 5 sections the dermis is split into?

Stratum corneum
Stratum lucidum
Stratum granulosum
Stratum spinosum
Stratum basale

4

the outer most layer of the dermis is made up of?

dead cells called corneocytes. corneocytes are full of keratin

5

in which layer of the dermis does mitosis take place?

stratum basale

6

what type of tissue is the dermis made from?

fibrous, dense connective tissue

7

hair growth can be divided into 3 sections. what are they?

anagen - rapid growth
catagen- transitional growth phase
telogen- resting phase

8

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)
Sex
Temperature
Nutrition
Genetics
Hormones (e.g. thyroxine, cortisol)

9

what is a tylotrich hair?

Strong and thick hairs dispersed throughout the coat and act as fast acting mechanorecpetors

10

what do peri-anal glands produce?

pheromones

11

a horses hoof is coated in a rubbery layer called?

periople

12

what is chorium?

skin or dermis layer on the horse hoof