Pathologies of the thoracic limb are quite widespread among domestic and wild carnivores. The study of the features of the anatomical and topographic characteristics allows the most accurate and individual approach to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the musculoskeletal system. The common fox is currently widespread not only in fur farms and fur farms, but also as a companion animal. In this regard, in the past few years, many breeds of this species have appeared which to this day have not received sufficient attention from veterinary specialists. The material for the study was five corpses of the common Bastard fox breed, aged from two to four years, obtained during forced euthanasia from internal non-communicable diseases from private farms and clinics in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. The study was conducted at the Department of Animal Anatomy, St. Petersburg State University of Veterinary Medicine. During the study, methods such as fine anatomical preparation and weighing were used. Muscles in the elbow joint of the Bastarad Fox include the triceps brachii, ulna, tensor fasciae forearm, biceps brachii, brachialis, brachioradialis, pronators teres and quadrate, and arch support. The muscles of the elbow joint are divided into one- and two-articular, that is, those that act on only one joint and those that simultaneously act on two joints with their contraction. Also, the muscles of the elbow joint are divided according to their functions into extensors, flexors, pronators, supinators and tensors. In the course of the work, the anatomical and topographic features of the muscles of the shoulder girdle of the bastard fox breed, as well as their weight characteristics, were determined.

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