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Kissing spines

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Jessica A Kidd

David Bolt


Kissing spines

Kissing spines is a colloquial name for over-riding spinous processes. The spinous processes are the vertical projections of vertebral bones in the horse's spine, which run the length of the back and are tallest in the area of the withers.

An x-ray of a horse with kissing spines
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