Table 2 Morphological observations on the histological differences in bone tissue type composition between humerus and femur of sheep (Ovis aries) and cow (Bos taurus)

From: Does the osteon morphology depend on the body mass? A scaling study on macroscopic and histomorphometric differences between cow (Bos taurus) and sheep (Ovis aries)

Bone tissue types Ovis aries Bos taurus
Humerus Femur Humerus Femur
Plexiform + + +  + +  +  + 
Irregular Haversian + +  + + + + + +  + +
Dense Haversian + + + + +
  1. + indicates the bone tissue present in traces; + + the tissue with intermediate presence; + + + the bone tissue most present; – the bone type absent