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Histological Study of European Starling Uropygial Gland (Sturnus vulgaris)

Alaa H. Sadoon
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Thirty healthy starling obtained to describe the histological structures of uropygial glands. The gland lies on base of tail over the pyostyle muscle and surrounded by a thin capsule consist of dense connective tissue and devoid by smooth muscle. The glands parenchyma composed of a large number of secretary tubules that filled with fat droplets, the tubules radiate out from the center and end blindly at the capsule of the glands.

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Alaa H. Sadoon , 2011. Histological Study of European Starling Uropygial Gland (Sturnus vulgaris). International Journal of Poultry Science, 10: 662-664.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2011.662.664



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