Mammary gland of the rock cavy (Kerodon rupestris -Wied Neuwied, 1820): morphologic aspects

Authors

  • Marcelo Cardoso de Lima Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Marina Bonatelli Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Moacir Franco de Oliveira Escola Superior de Agricultura de Mossoró, Centro de Multiplicação de Animais Silvestres, Mossoró, RN
  • Maria Angélica Miglino Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Cirurgia, São Paulo, SP
  • Paulo Felipe Izique Goiozo Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária, Centro Nacional de Pesquisa de Gado de Corte, Laboratório de Sanidade Animal, Campo Grande, MS
  • Simone Maria Massami Kitamura Martins Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Departamento de Nutrição e Produção Animal, Pirassununga, SP
  • Ana Flávia de Carvalho Fundação de Ensino Octávio Bastos, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, Departamento de Morfologia Animal, São João da Boa Vista, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/S1413-95962008000700012

Keywords:

Rock Cavy, Kerodon rupestris, Mammary gland

Abstract

In attempt to collaborate with the rational zootecnic exploration of the Rock Cavy (Kerodon rupestris), the morphology of the mammary gland from these rodends was described, so that it can become a food source for northeastern population. Were used five animals yielded by the Center of Multiplication of Animals Savage (CEMAS), created by the Superior School of Agriculture of Mossoró (ESAM) registered in IBAMA as scientific breeding with number 12,492- 0004. The mammary glands were remove through dissecation and were photographed. Each animal presented two mammary glands in the base of the insertion of the pelvic members in the abdominal region. Histologicaly the mammary gland is composed of a great amount of lobes, replete of alveolar tubs glands with cubical simple epithelium. Its mammary papilla showed an amount of muscular staple fibres in circular way that assists it in the contraction for excrement of milk.

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Published

2008-12-01

How to Cite

Lima, M. C. de, Bonatelli, M., Oliveira, M. F. de, Miglino, M. A., Goiozo, P. F. I., Martins, S. M. M. K., & Carvalho, A. F. de. (2008). Mammary gland of the rock cavy (Kerodon rupestris -Wied Neuwied, 1820): morphologic aspects. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 45(supl.), 88-93. https://doi.org/10.11606/S1413-95962008000700012

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