The poll is directly related to the forelimb. There are 3 key connections that I can think. These include the brachial plexus (so nervous system wise, this is a hub for the body and the brain/spinal cord, and ALL of the messages going back and forth),The brain sends the body messages to these hubs and then they are dispersed, as is the body’s information being fielded to the hub and back to the brain. Additionally, there is the nuchal at the base of the withers, and the forelimb connections muscularly like the brachiocephalicus and omotransversarius. We are simplifying this post to be the forelimb only, as in the boney column of the forelimb rather than talking about the low deep neck and sternum and ribs connections to the poll and jaw.
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