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International Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 938-941
DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2006.938.941
 
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Morphological and Histological Study of Uropygial Gland in Moorhen (G. gallinula C. choropus)

A.A. Sawad

Abstract:
Eighteen healthy moorhens obtained to describe the anatomical and histological structures of uropygial glands. The gland in moorhen composed of two lobes, each one has a single uropygial duct and they joined together by isthmus. Uropygial gland is embedded beneath the skin in a mass of fatty tissue, they surrounded by a connective tissue capsule apparently devoid of muscle fibers and receives its blood supply from the caudal artery, and drained by the caudal vein. The gland parenchyma consist of a highly developed trabeculae packed with tiny parallel secretary tubules, smooth muscle fibers are founds around these trabeculae and also forms a sphincter at the nipple of excretory ducts.
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How to cite this article:

A.A. Sawad , 2006. Morphological and Histological Study of Uropygial Gland in Moorhen (G. gallinula C. choropus) . International Journal of Poultry Science, 5: 938-941.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2006.938.941

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijps.2006.938.941

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