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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791727/morphology-and-classification-of-right-ventricular-bands-in-the-domestic-dog-canis-familiaris
#1
L A Cope
Ventricular bands, also designated as 'false tendons', are described as single or multiple strands that cross the ventricles and have no connection to valvular cusps. Previous work indicates these strands are present in the ventricles of humans and some animal hearts and not always associated with cardiac pathologies. Despite these previous studies, the published literature is limited in documenting the morphology of these strands and incidence in animals. In this study, examination of 89 hearts showed six types of ventricular bands in the right ventricle of the domestic dog...
August 9, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762256/morphologic-and-cytochemical-characteristics-of-the-blood-cells-of-the-yellow-bellied-slider-trachemys-scripta-scripta
#2
J D Hernández, P Castro, P Saavedra, P Ramírez, J Orós
The increasing prevalence of yellow-bellied sliders (Trachemys scripta scripta) as pets in the European Union and also its utilization as animal models for experimental purposes makes crucial an accurate classification of their blood cells. The aim of this work was to provide a morphologic classification based on the cytochemical characteristics of the blood cells of 15 yellow-bellied sliders. Cytochemical stains included benzidine peroxidase, chloroacetate esterase, alpha-naphthyl butyrate esterase (with and without sodium fluoride), acid phosphatase (with and without tartaric acid), Sudan black B, periodic acid-Schiff and toluidine blue...
July 31, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762238/microstructure-and-hardness-of-buffalo-s-hoofs
#3
B M Assis, L A F Silva, C R O Lima, R F Gouveia, V A S Vulcani, F J F de Sant'Ana, R E Rabelo
The aim of this study was to describe the microstructure of hoof capsules of the buffalo. In addition, the study emphasized the morphometric aspects of the horn tubules, the Vickers nanohardness of the dorsal and abaxial walls and sole of the digits of the thoracic and pelvic limbs of the buffalo. The abaxial wall in the thoracic and pelvic digits showed larger diameter of the horn tubules when compared to all dorsal wall and sole. In addition, the abaxial wall of the thoracic digits showed larger diameter of the horn tubules when compared with the pelvic digits...
July 31, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726319/ultrastructure-of-lingual-papillae-in-common-chimpanzee-pan-troglodytes-foetus-newborn-and-adult-specimens
#4
J F Pastor, M Barbosa, F J De Paz, I San José, M Levanti, J M Potau, J A Vega, R Cabo
Among primates, the two recognized species of chimpanzees (common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes; pygmy chimpanzee, Pan paniscus) are considered to be the most similar to humans. Importantly, in mammals, the food intake behaviour largely determines the tongue morphology, including the type, proportion and distribution of gustatory and non-gustatory tongue papillae. The lingual papillae form during its development and mature in post-natal life depending on the different feeding. In this study, we have used scanning electron microscopy to analyse the age-related changes in the lingual papillae of foetal, newborn and adult P...
July 20, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718994/hemifacial-microsomia-in-a-cat
#5
R B Song, M Kent, E N Glass, G J Davis, F A Castro, A de Lahunta
A 7-month-old domestic medium hair cat presented with facial asymmetry affecting the bony and soft tissue structures of the right side of the head including the maxilla, nose, eye and pinna of the ear. Additionally, neurological dysfunction of the facial and vestibulocochlear nerves on the affected side was present. A congenital malformation affecting the first and second embryologic pharyngeal arches was suspected. This is the first case of hemifacial microsomia of likely congenital origin reported in a cat...
July 18, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718952/facets-of-clinical-appearance-and-aetiology-in-an-unusual-bovine-amorphus-globosus
#6
J Weber, N Rudolph, M Freick
Amorphus globosus is a rare entity, more common in the cow but also reported in mares, buffaloes and goats. In respect of both development and clinical presentation, this abnormity can be evolved very variably. Previously, it has been discussed whether it is a form of twin pregnancy or placental teratoma. This case report deals with morphology and genetic observations in an unusual bovine amorphus globosus exhibiting a rudimentary clitoris and vulva, gut-like structures and rudimentary bones. The amorphus globosus was shown to be dizygotic to the normal male twin using the BovineSNP50 v2 BeadChip and had a genetical female sex...
July 18, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677231/development-of-deep-and-upper-neuronal-layers-in-the-domestic-cat-sheep-and-pig-neocortex
#7
M Glatzle, M Hoops, J Kauffold, J Seeger, S A Fietz
The neocortex plays a key role in cognition, volitional motor control and sensory perception and has undergone tremendous expansion during evolution. The mature neocortex consists of radially aligned neurons that are arranged in six layers. Layers II-VI are often split into two groups: deep and upper layers, both building up the so-called cortical plate during embryonic and foetal development. So far cortical neurogenesis, including the generation of deep and upper layers, has mostly been studied in laboratory rodents and primates...
July 4, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677169/fibre-dissection-and-sectional-study-of-the-major-porcine-cerebral-white-matter-tracts
#8
R Pascalau, B Szabo
White matter anatomy is the basis for numerous applications in neurology, neurosurgery and fundamental neuroscience. Although the porcine brain is frequently used as experimental model in these fields of research, the description of its white matter is not as thorough as in the human brain or other species. Thus, the aim of this study is to describe the porcine white matter tracts in a complex manner. Two stepwise dissection protocols adapted from human anatomy were performed on six adult pig brain hemispheres prepared according to the Klingler method...
July 4, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677167/anterior-femoral-bow-and-possible-effect-on-the-stifle-joint-a-comparison-between-humans-and-dogs
#9
M K Ocal, S S Sabanci, M Cobanoglu, M Enercan
The aim of the study was to compare the anterior bow of the femur between dogs and humans in terms of the possible impact on the stifle joint. The femoral radiographs obtained retrospectively were used to determine the angles and positions of the anterior bow in both dogs (n = 135) and humans (n = 57). Descriptive statistics and Pearson's correlation analysis were used for the statistical analyses of the variables. The mean anterior bow angle (ABA) was 18.3 ± 2.02° and 4.88 ± 1.24° in dogs and humans, respectively...
July 4, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677155/expression-of-hlamp-1-positive-particles-during-early-heart-development-in-the-chick
#10
T H Abd-Elhamid, M L Conway, A R Sinning
Heart development requires coordinated activity of various factors, the disturbance of which can lead to congenital heart defects. Heart lectin-associated matrix protein-1 (hLAMP-1) is a matrix protein expressed within Hensen's node at Hamburger-Hamilton (HH) stage 4, in the lateral mesoderm by HH stages 5-6 and enhanced within the left pre-cardiac field at HH stage 7. At HH stages 15-16, hLAMP-1 expression is observed in the atrioventricular canal and the outflow tract. Also, the role of hLAMP-1 in induction of mesenchyme formation in chick heart has been well documented...
July 4, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653415/computed-tomography-of-the-abdomen-in-eight-clinically-normal-common-marmosets-callithrix-jacchus
#11
W M du Plessis, H B Groenewald, D Elliott
The aim of this study was to provide a detailed anatomical description of the abdomen in the clinically normal common marmoset by means of computed tomography (CT). Eight clinically healthy mature common marmosets ranging from 12 to 48 months and 235 to 365 g bodyweight were anesthetized and pre- and post-contrast CT examinations were performed using different CT settings in dorsal recumbency. Abdominal organs were identified and visibility noted. Diagnostic quality abdominal images could be obtained of the common marmoset despite its small size using a dual-slice CT scanner...
June 26, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643890/anatomical-evaluation-of-the-thoracolumbar-nerves-related-to-the-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-technique-in-the-dog
#12
F E Castañeda-Herrera, E F Buriticá-Gaviria, D F Echeverry-Bonilla
Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) is a fascial plane containing the thoracolumbar nerve branches that innervate the abdominal wall. Limited information is available on the anatomical organization of these nerve branches in the dog, which is of great importance for the success of the TAP block anaesthetic technique. The aim of this study was to describe the origin and conformation of thoracolumbar nerves running through the TAP in 20 hemi-abdominal walls of 10 adult mongrel dog cadavers with an average body weight of 12...
June 23, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621033/dicephalic-parapagus-conjoined-twins-in-a-large-fruit-eating-bat-genus-artibeus-chiroptera-phyllostomidae
#13
M R Nogueira, A Ventura, C C P da Veiga, L R Monteiro, N L Pinheiro, A L Peracchi
Conjoined twinning is an embryological anomaly rarely reported in wild mammals and with only two previous records in Chiroptera. Here, we report a case of dicephalic parapagus conjoined twins in the Neotropical phyllostomid genus Artibeus. These twins are males and present separated heads and necks, but a conjoined trunk with an expanded upper thoracic region. They developed two complete forelimbs and two complete hindlimbs, all laterally to the trunk. There is a volume in the upper midback and between the heads that resembles a third rudimentary medial forelimb, but X-ray images only suggest the presence of medial skeletal elements of the pectoral girdle (clavicle and scapulae) in this region...
June 16, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401575/new-insights-into-the-neural-differentiation-potential-of-canine-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#14
D Blecker, M I Elashry, M Heimann, S Wenisch, S Arnhold
Adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs) can be obtained from different adipose tissue sources within the body. It is an abundant cell pool, easily accessible, suitable for cultivation and expansion in vitro and preparation for therapeutic approaches. Amongst these therapeutic approaches are tissue engineering and nervous system disorders such as spinal cord injuries. For such treatment, ASCs have to be reliably differentiated in to the neuronal direction. Therefore, we investigated the neural differentiation potential of ASCs using protocols with neurogenic inductors such as valproic acid and forskolin, while dog brain tissue served as control...
June 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295541/feline-felis-catus-skull-and-pelvic-morphology-and-morphometry-gender-related-difference
#15
T Pitakarnnop, K Buddhachat, T Euppayo, W Kriangwanich, K Nganvongpanit
This study demonstrates sexual dimorphism of feline bones, based on a morphometric analysis of 38 dried feline skulls and pelvic bones (20 males, 18 females). A total of 44 parameters (skull = 12, mandible = 10, pelvis = 22) were measured using a digital vernier calliper. In morphological observation of these bones, there were three hallmarks indicating a remarkable difference between sexes: the coronoid process of the mandible (accuracy rate = 88.2%); and the os coxae - caudal ventral iliac spine (accuracy rate = 94...
June 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295511/gross-measurements-of-the-digestive-tract-and-visceral-organs-of-addax-antelope-addax-nasomaculatus-following-a-concentrate-or-forage-feeding-regime
#16
S A Tahas, O Martin Jurado, S Hammer, A Arif, S Reese, J-M Hatt, M Clauss
Differences in macroscopic measurements of the gastrointestinal tract have been hypothesized to correlate with the browser-grazer continuum in the natural diet of ruminants. However, to what extent these characteristics represent species-specific traits, or respond to the actually ingested diet, remains to be investigated. Twelve surplus addax antelope (Addax nasomaculatus) were divided into two groups and fed, for 3 months, either their usual diet, consisting of a concentrate feed with a limited amount of hay, or a diet of unlimited hay only...
June 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247417/a-morphological-and-stereological-study-on-cervical-segment-of-spinal-cord-of-quails
#17
G Cakmak, Z Soyguder, M C Ragbetli
In this study, volume densities of white and grey matters of cervical segments of spinal cords of quail were investigated stereologically. In both sexes, mature, six quails were used as material of this study. All animals were fixed by perfusing in 10% buffered formalin. Tissue specimens were obtained from cervical spinal cords. These tissue specimens were cut every fiftieth section at 5 μm thickness by a microtome. And mean six or seven sections were examined from every block by this method at microscope...
June 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239900/the-influence-of-the-size-age-and-sex-on-the-computed-tomographic-measured-size-of-the-pituitary-gland-in-normal-horses
#18
C P Crijns, H J Van Bree, B J G Broeckx, S Schauvliege, G Van Loon, A Martens, K Vanderperren, W B Dingemanse, I M Gielen
The objective of this study was to examine the influence of the size, age and sex of the horse on the size of the pituitary gland and determine the possibility of using the pituitary gland height-to-brain area ratio (P:B ratio) to allow comparison of different sized and aged horses. Thirty-two horses without pituitary pars inter-media dysfunction that underwent a contrast-enhanced computed tomographic (CT) examination were included in a cross-sectional study. On the CT images, the pituitary gland height was measured and the P:B ratio was calculated...
June 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239895/ultrastructure-of-cell-organelles-in-pre-implantation-embryos-from-cows-with-different-body-condition-score
#19
L Olexiková, J Pivko, A V Makarevich, E Kubovičová, A Ostró, J Živčák, P Chrenek
Morphology of important cell organelles (mitochondria, lipid droplets, vacuoles, inclusion bodies and apoptotic bodies) in embryos derived from cows with different body condition score (BCS) was analysed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Embryos were recovered on 7th day after the insemination by a standard non-surgical flushing of the uterine horns from superovulated Holstein Friesian cows with BCS 2, 3, 4 and 5. Thereafter, the good quality blastocysts were processed for TEM. The electronograms were evaluated by stereological analysis...
June 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122400/structure-and-innervation-of-the-equine-supraspinous-and-interspinous-ligaments
#20
A Ehrle, L Ressel, E Ricci, E R Singer
Pain related to the osseous thoracolumbar spine is common in the equine athlete, with minimal information available regarding soft tissue pathology. The aims of this study were to describe the anatomy of the equine SSL and ISL (supraspinous and interspinous ligaments) in detail and to assess the innervation of the ligaments and their myofascial attachments including the thoracolumbar fascia. Ten equine thoracolumbar spines (T15-L1) were dissected to define structure and anatomy of the SSL, ISL and adjacent myofascial attachments...
June 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
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