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Horses have five toes during foetal development, study finds ⋆ Gossip Pony

Horses have five toes during foetal development, study finds

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Horses still have the five toes per foot passed on by their distant ancestors, a new study has suggested.

While just the one “toe” is clearly visible in the modern horse, scientists have long accepted that remnants of two other toes remain as small bones at the side of the foot.

But research on equine embryos undertaken by Kathryn D Kavanagh, C Scott Bailey and Karen E Sears at the University of Massachusets

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