Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Research

Sokoto J. Vet. Sci.. 2016; 14(1): 15-20

Anatomy of the female reproductive system of Rusa deer (Rusa timorensis)

MB Mahre, H Wahid, Y Rosnina, FFA Jesse, AZ Jaji, NA Ojo, B Umaru & TI Azmi.

Warning: mysql_num_rows() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home2/bibliomed/depo/functions_site.php on line 126

The study aims to present baseline data on the reproductive anatomy of a poorly known tropical deer species, Rusa deer (Rusa timorensis). The anatomy of female reproductive system is described using seven uniparous hinds, aged between four and eight years. The various reproductive structures were studied via standard descriptive methods. There was a significant difference in the length and width of both right and left ovaries. The left ovary was slightly larger than the right ovary which indicates that it is physiologically more active. The results of the study showed that the anatomy of female reproductive system of R. timorensis was similar to that observed in domestic ruminants except that the uterus did not have an interconual ligament and this implies that the uterine horns are anchored in such a way that sperm deposited into only one uterine horn of the Rusa deer will be transported to the other uterine horn (interconual transport). Unlike the red brocket deer and pampas deer, the cervix of R. timorensis was characterized by six cervical rings projecting into the cervical canal. This feature should be taken into account when designing effective instrumentation and techniques for transcervical passage of semen during artificial insemination in this species. The results from this study have provided baseline data on the reproductive anatomy of this vulnerable species, and the knowledge generated can be useful in the development of appropriate reproductive techniques in order to increase its population in captivity and also enable easy detection of its reproductive anomalies, thus strategies to propagate and conserve the species can be established

Key words: Anatomy, Female, Reproductive system, Rusa deer, Timorensis

Full-text options

Full-text Article

Readers of this article also read the following articles
»The effect of maternal anthropometric characteristics and social factors on birth weight of child in small town hospital of Gandevi block of Navsari district.
»Shifting trends of HIV epidemiology among most at risk groups (MARGs) in India
»Toxicities due to highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) in HIV-positive children: need for further medical research
»Prevalence of overweight and obesity in affluent adolescent girls in Surat city, western India
»Sample size in clinical research, the number we need
»Delayed onset renal failure following multiple bee stings
»Beware – statistics may deceive you
»Why one more journal?
»A study of sacrum with three pairs of sacral foramina in western India
»Need of medicines information OPD in tertiary health care settings: A cross sectional study
»Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity: An experience at a teaching hospital in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Journal of Apitherapy


BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.