Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2017 , Vol 23 , Issue 2
Morphologic and Morphometric Structure and Arterial Vascularization of Glandula Interdigitalis in Male Hemshin Sheep
1Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, TR-15030 Burdur - TURKEY
2Department of Histology and Embriyology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafkas University, TR-36030 Kars - TURKEY
3Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kafkas University, TR-36030 Kars - TURKEY
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2016.16359 The purpose of this study was to determine morphologic and morphometric structure and arterial vascularization of glandula interdigitalis in male Hemshin sheep. In the study, 40 feet (20 fore-feet, 20 hind-feet) were used as material. Latex was injected into arteries of fore- and hindfeet in order to determine vascularization of glandula interdigitalis. In the study, 6 measurements were taken from different points of glandula interdigitalis in order to determine its morphometric values. These values were statistically analyzed. Consequently, length of the gland was measured as 30.18±1.93 mm in fore-feet and 25.67±1.77 mm in hind-feet. The gland in fore-feet was determined to be considerably greater than the gland in hind-feet (P<0.05). It was found that the gland was vascularized by branches separated from arteriae digitales palmares communis II, III, and IV in fore-feet and arteria digitalis dorsalis communis III and arteriae digitales plantares propriae III and IV in hind-feet. Keywords : Arter, Interdigital gland, Morphology, Morphometry