HISTOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE STOMACH IN EGYPTIAN MALLARD (ALOPOCHEN AEGYPTIACA)
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 3930-3939
AbstractThis search aim to study the histological structure of Stomach of domestic duck (Mallard). Six healthy birds (males and females) are used and after their slaughter the abdominal region was carefully opened and the stomach separated from it's connection with alimentary canal, cleaned with water and fixed in 10% formalin. The histological study showed that the wall of the glandular and muscular stomach consist of four tunicae:Tunica Mucosa,Tunica Submucosa,Tunica Muscularis and Tunica Serosa. The results suggested that the Muscularis mucosa layer represented the secretary part of glandular stomach, the keratinoid material lining the lumen of gizzard, and the tunica muscularis was the thickest one among four tunicae.
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