Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 51 issue 6 (december 2017) : 1027-1032

Morphological and cytological differentiation of goat spleen (Capra hircus)

Varsha Gupta, M.M. Farooqui, Ajay Prakash, Archana, Prabhakar Kumar
1<p>Department of Anatomy,&nbsp;College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, (DUVASU), Mathura-281 001, india</p>
Cite article:- Gupta Varsha, Farooqui M.M., Prakash Ajay, Archana, Kumar Prabhakar (2017). Morphological and cytological differentiation of goat spleen (Capra hircus) . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 51(6): 1027-1032. doi: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.7820.

Development of goat spleen at various stages of gestation was studied. Primordium of spleen was observed on 46th day of gestation in close proximity to the developing rumen. All the parameters viz. length, width, thickness and weight were increased with advancement of age. Differentiating capsule and trabeculae were noticed on 69th day and 102th days of gestation, respectively. Reticular, collagen and elastic fibers were noticed at 60, 55 and 124 days of gestation, respectively. Red and white pulp was not fully differentiated till term. 

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