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Investigation of macroanatomical and morphometric on the skull bones of Aksaray Malakli dogs

R. İlgün1, Z. Özüdoğru1, O. Karabulut2, M. Can3
DOI: 10.5603/FM.a2021.0011
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Pubmed: 33577078
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  1. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey
  2. Department of Biometrics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey
  3. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Balıkesir University, Balıkesir, Turkey

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Abstract

Background: The skull is an important anatomical structure to discern dog breeds and wolves from dogs. For this purpose, skull morphology and some morphometric measurements of Malakli dogs, a local breed in the Aksaray region, were examined.

Materials and methods: Thirty-two distances were measured, and seven ratio’s calculated, in nine skulls of adult dogs. In our study, different morphological features and statistical findings that were not revealed by taking measurements from thirty-two distinct anatomical points of Aksaray Malakli dog skull bones were determined in accordance with the literature.

Results: Processus zygomaticus was found to be long and pointed in the Aksaray Malakli dogs. The morphometric analysis results, facial index value 107.68 ± 4.98, nasal index value 19.61 ± 3.25, cranial index value 56.17 ± 2.52, basal index value 30.57 ± 1.30, skull index 54.68 ± 3.01, palatal index I value 56.76 ± 1.89 in Aksaray Malaklı dog and palatal index II value was calculated as 59.83 ± 2.23.

Conclusions: It can be concluded form the present investigation that the neurocranium length, facial index, cranial index, basal index, skull index, palatal index values ​​were statistically different from other dog breeds.

Abstract

Background: The skull is an important anatomical structure to discern dog breeds and wolves from dogs. For this purpose, skull morphology and some morphometric measurements of Malakli dogs, a local breed in the Aksaray region, were examined.

Materials and methods: Thirty-two distances were measured, and seven ratio’s calculated, in nine skulls of adult dogs. In our study, different morphological features and statistical findings that were not revealed by taking measurements from thirty-two distinct anatomical points of Aksaray Malakli dog skull bones were determined in accordance with the literature.

Results: Processus zygomaticus was found to be long and pointed in the Aksaray Malakli dogs. The morphometric analysis results, facial index value 107.68 ± 4.98, nasal index value 19.61 ± 3.25, cranial index value 56.17 ± 2.52, basal index value 30.57 ± 1.30, skull index 54.68 ± 3.01, palatal index I value 56.76 ± 1.89 in Aksaray Malaklı dog and palatal index II value was calculated as 59.83 ± 2.23.

Conclusions: It can be concluded form the present investigation that the neurocranium length, facial index, cranial index, basal index, skull index, palatal index values ​​were statistically different from other dog breeds.

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Keywords

neuroanatomy, macroanatomy, morphometric, cranial index

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Title

Investigation of macroanatomical and morphometric on the skull bones of Aksaray Malakli dogs

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Folia Morphologica

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Ahead of Print

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Original article

Published online

2021-02-09

DOI

10.5603/FM.a2021.0011

Pubmed

33577078

Keywords

neuroanatomy
macroanatomy
morphometric
cranial index

Authors

R. İlgün
Z. Özüdoğru
O. Karabulut
M. Can

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