Comparison of the neuron bodies number in different gyrus of brain cortex of malnourished dogs

Authors

  • Nara Carpinelli Caetano Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Alfenas, MG
  • Carla Martins de Melo Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Alfenas, MG
  • Denismar Alves Nogueira Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Alfenas, MG
  • Wagner Costa Rossi Junior Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Alfenas, MG
  • Alessandra Esteves Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Alfenas, MG

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/bjvras.v49i5.51733

Keywords:

Malnutrition, Neurons bodies, Brain cortex, Dogs

Abstract

The aim of this study was to verify the quantitative alterations of the neurons bodies in the brain cortex of malnourished dogs. Seven brains of mongrel male dogs that were previously diagnosticated as malnourished were collected. The dog shad similar constitutionalist characteristics of cranium (mesaquicefalus). It was chosen different gyrus of the braincortex to been study; those gyrus were sampled, prepared according to conventional histological technique and stainedby modified cresil violet, for becoming evident the neurons bodies. The slides were analyzed with the 20x ocular. Our results indicate a expressive reduction in the number of neuron bodies in malnourished dogs (10,8), when compared with dogs in normal nutrition conditions (16,35). In conclusion, it’s possible that the malnutrition leads to an reduction of neurons bodies in brain cortex of dogs, when compared to those with normal condition of nutrition.

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Published

2012-10-26

How to Cite

Caetano, N. C., Melo, C. M. de, Nogueira, D. A., Rossi Junior, W. C., & Esteves, A. (2012). Comparison of the neuron bodies number in different gyrus of brain cortex of malnourished dogs. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 49(5), 391-397. https://doi.org/10.11606/bjvras.v49i5.51733

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