Electronic Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities (EJPAU) founded by all Polish Agriculture Universities presents original papers and review articles relevant to all aspects of agricultural sciences. It is target for persons working both in science and industry,regulatory agencies or teaching in agricultural sector. Covered by IFIS Publishing (Food Science and Technology Abstracts), ELSEVIER Science - Food Science and Technology Program, CAS USA (Chemical Abstracts), CABI Publishing UK and ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publisher - full membership). Presented in the Master List of Thomson ISI.
2011
Volume 14
Issue 1
Topic:
Animal Husbandry
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Wach J. , Nowicki W. , Brudnicki W. , Skoczylas B. , Grzywacz K. , Kirkiłło-Stacewicz K. , Brudnicki A. 2011. MORPHOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ALIMENTARY CANAL IN AMERICAN MINK (MUSTELA VISON SCHREBER, 1777), EJPAU 14(1), #08.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume14/issue1/abs-08.html

MORPHOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ALIMENTARY CANAL IN AMERICAN MINK (MUSTELA VISON SCHREBER, 1777)

Jan Wach1, Włodzimierz Nowicki1, Witold Brudnicki1, Benedykt Skoczylas1, Karol Grzywacz2, Krzysztof Kirkiłło-Stacewicz1, Adam Brudnicki3
1 Department of Physiology and Animal Morphology, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2 Department of Animal Morphology and Hunting, University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland
3 University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland

 

ABSTRACT


The research involved 66 adult, one-year-old individuals of American mink bred in enclosure in the region of Kuyavia and Pomerania. There were taken measurements of the body length and trunk with the neck. Then the abdominal part of the alimentary canal was prepared. Having removed the mesentery, there were taken measurements of the total length of intestine and its components. The total length of intestine in American mink was on average 190.56cm. Small intestine accounted for 85.82% of the total intestine length, while large intestine – only for 9.22%. The ratio of the body length to the intestine length was 1:5.32.

Key words: American mink, morphometric characteristics, alimentary canal.


Jan Wach
Department of Physiology and Animal Morphology, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6
85-029 Bydgoszcz
Poland
Phone: 052 374 95 10
email: janwach82@poczta.onet.pl

Włodzimierz Nowicki
Department of Physiology and Animal Morphology, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6
85-029 Bydgoszcz
Poland
email: wlodek_novika@interia.eu

Witold Brudnicki
Department of Physiology and Animal Morphology, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6
85-029 Bydgoszcz
Poland
email: anat@utp.edu.pl

Benedykt Skoczylas
Department of Physiology and Animal Morphology, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6
85-029 Bydgoszcz
Poland
email: bioenergia@utp.edu.pl

Karol Grzywacz
Department of Animal Morphology and Hunting,
University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6, 85-029 Bydgoszcz, Poland
email: kgz@tuchola.pl

Krzysztof Kirkiłło-Stacewicz
Department of Physiology and Animal Morphology, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, UTP University of Science and Technology, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Bernardyńska 6
85-029 Bydgoszcz
Poland
email: krzysztof.stacewicz@o2.pl

Adam Brudnicki
University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, Poland
Mazowiecka 28, 85-084 Bydgoszcz, Poland
email: brudnicki.adam@gmail.com

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