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Research Article

Development of the Lacrimal Apparatus in the Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and Its Potential Role as an Animal Model for Humans

Table 5

Summary of route of NLD in mammals.

Rabbit (this study) [5]Buffalo, Llama, Goat, Camel [14, 17, 20, 38]Sheep, cats* and dogs* [15, 18]Horse and Strepsirrhine primates [19, 24]Cats# and primates [24, 37]

Number and type of flexures2 pronounced flexures: one at the upper NLD and one near the incisor tooth row2 flexures, in same place a rabbit, but less pronounced1 dorsal flexure (described as an arch) onlyNo flexures—straight NLDNo flexures—straight NLD
Descent of (maxillary) bony NLD canalDiagonalDiagonalDiagonalDiagonalVertical
Nasal opening of the NLDNarisNarisNarisNarisNasal cavity

*Refers to both dolichocephalic (elongate faced) and mesocephalic (normal faced).
#Refers to brachycephalic (short faced).

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