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Figure 17: Photograph showing skeleton of fetus with incomplete ossification of vertebral centra (Vc) in thoracic (Vct), lumbar (Vcl) and sacral (Vcs) regions, and pelvic elements (Pe). Note the complete absence of carpals (C), metacarpals (Mc), tarsals (T), metatarsals (Mt), phalanges (Ph), and caudal vertebrae (Cv) at the dose of 184.5 mg Ni/kg b.wt. as NiCl2·6H2O.