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2014
Volume 17
Issue 2
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Olbrych K. , Max A. , Szara T. , Bartyzel B. 2014. MORPHOLOGY OF OVIDUCTS OF EUROPEAN LOWLAND BISON BISON BONASUS BONASUS (L. 1758), EJPAU 17(2), #11.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume17/issue2/abs-11.html

MORPHOLOGY OF OVIDUCTS OF EUROPEAN LOWLAND BISON BISON BONASUS BONASUS (L. 1758)

Katarzyna Olbrych1, Andrzej Max2, Tomasz Szara1, Bart│omiej J. Bartyzel1
1 Department of Morphological Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland
2 Department of Small Animal Diseases with Clinic, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland

 

ABSTRACT

The female genital organs of European bison has not been thoroughly investigated
thus far. The aim of the present study was to describe the macroscopic and microscopic
structure of oviducts in European bison and their changes throughout postnatal
life. As the material served genital organs of 55 European bison females. Animals
were divided into two age groups. The first included 36 sexually immature females
at the age of 2 months to 1.5 year, whereas the other counting 19 cows included
sexually mature females at the age of 2 to 20 years. The morphological analysis
of isolated oviducts were performed. The basic morphometric and micrometric parameters
were measured. It was stated that oviducts of bison females reach developmental
maturity at the age of 1.5–2 years. The morphology and histological features
of oviducts resembles that of domestic cattle, however their dimensions differ.

Key words: European bison, morphology, morphometry, oviduct.


Katarzyna Olbrych
Department of Morphological Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland
Nowoursynowska 159, 02–776 Warsaw, Poland
Fax: +48 22 59-362-18

Andrzej Max
Department of Small Animal Diseases with Clinic, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland


Tomasz Szara
Department of Morphological Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland
Nowoursynowska 159, 02–776 Warsaw, Poland
Fax: +48 22 59-362-18
email: tomasz_szara@sggw.pl

Bart│omiej J. Bartyzel
Department of Morphological Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland
Nowoursynowska 159, 02–776 Warsaw, Poland
Fax: +48 22 59-362-18
email: bartlomiej_bartyzel@sggw.pl

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