Umm, The Skeletal System serves many important functions; it provides the shape and form for our bodies in addition to supporting, protecting, allowing bodily movement, producing blood for the body, and storing minerals. When someone goes over a head, top line, shoulder set, rib/brisket, etc, they're pretty much going over the "musculoskeletal system". A lot of the testing we do are based on things we can't fully comprehend with the naked eye and require the aid of "x-rays/other medical equipment" to accurately assess, i.e., spines, hips, tracheas, hearts, etc. I think it's imperative to be as "accurate" and "consistent" as we can. If breeders are truly supposed to be the "experts" I think it's important we try and understand things from the inside out as well. Obviously, that's what we've been trying to do all along haven't we? At least that's what I thought.
Posted on Jul 19, 2010, 11:33 AM from IP address 220.127.116.11