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Hair, horse

This is a horse hair.

· Diameter: very coarse
· Medulla: absent to unbroken; cellular or amorphous (mosaic pattern)
· Scales: imbricate; without protrusions from hair shaft
· Characteristic color; pigment fine, evenly distributed; few ovoid structures
· Root: area adjacent to root tapers to bulb-shaped root

Image courtesy of Microscopy of Hair Part II: A Practical Guide and Manual for Animal Hairs Forensic Science Communications July 2004 - Volume 6 - Number 3.



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