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Macroanatomical and histological study of the structure of ıntercornual gland in Abaza (Capra Aegagrus) and Georgian (Capra Falconeri) goats breeds

S. Dalga, S. İlhan Aksu, K. Aslan, T. Deprem
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2020.0028
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Pubmed: 32159842

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Ahead of Print
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2020-03-03
Submitted: 2020-01-10
Accepted: 2020-02-18

Abstract

The anatomical localization of the odor glands, which increase activity during the reproduction period and help goat species to find each other, varies. In our study, the anatomical and histological structures of the glands around the horn were examined in the Georgian and Abaza goats, which are native breeds. In this study a total of 12 Abaza and Georgian goat heads were used. The area between the two horns and area at the back of the horns were shaved to remove all hair. The distance between the horns of both goat breeds was measured using an electronic caliper. The mean distance between the horns of the Abaza goats was determined as 36.80±8.62 mm while this distance was 39.63±4.10 mm for the Georgian goats. Gland tissue that could not be seen anatomically under the skin was examined histologically. For the histological examination, skin samples were taken from the anterior, middle, right posterior and left posterior of the area between the two horns of both breeds. Crossman triple staining and Hematoxylin & Eosin (H&E) staining were applied to the samples. Glandula intercornualis was found to be slightly caudal between the horns in both breeds and normal sebaceous glands were almost absent in the areas where these glands were found. Lobes and branched alveolar glands were located around the hair follicles.

Abstract

The anatomical localization of the odor glands, which increase activity during the reproduction period and help goat species to find each other, varies. In our study, the anatomical and histological structures of the glands around the horn were examined in the Georgian and Abaza goats, which are native breeds. In this study a total of 12 Abaza and Georgian goat heads were used. The area between the two horns and area at the back of the horns were shaved to remove all hair. The distance between the horns of both goat breeds was measured using an electronic caliper. The mean distance between the horns of the Abaza goats was determined as 36.80±8.62 mm while this distance was 39.63±4.10 mm for the Georgian goats. Gland tissue that could not be seen anatomically under the skin was examined histologically. For the histological examination, skin samples were taken from the anterior, middle, right posterior and left posterior of the area between the two horns of both breeds. Crossman triple staining and Hematoxylin & Eosin (H&E) staining were applied to the samples. Glandula intercornualis was found to be slightly caudal between the horns in both breeds and normal sebaceous glands were almost absent in the areas where these glands were found. Lobes and branched alveolar glands were located around the hair follicles.

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Keywords

Horn gland, Abaza goat, Georgian goat

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Title

Macroanatomical and histological study of the structure of ıntercornual gland in Abaza (Capra Aegagrus) and Georgian (Capra Falconeri) goats breeds

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Ahead of Print

Published online

2020-03-03

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2020.0028

Pubmed

32159842

Keywords

Horn gland
Abaza goat
Georgian goat

Authors

S. Dalga
S. İlhan Aksu
K. Aslan
T. Deprem

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