Morphological aspects of the liver of the marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus)

Authors

  • Edson Moreira Borges Universidade de Brasília, Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária, Brasília, DF
  • Márcia Rita Fernandes Machado Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabal, SP
  • Fabrício Singaretti de Oliveira Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabal, SP
  • Wilson Machado de Souza Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Odontologia, Araçatuba, SP
  • José Maurício Barbanti Duarte Universidade Estadual Paulista, Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias, Jaboticabal, SP

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-95962002000200004

Keywords:

Liver, Morphology, Wild mammals, Deer

Abstract

The macroscopic description of the liver of the Marsh Deer was performed for comparison with other ruminant species' liver, giving emphasis to the form, location, setting agents, disposition and lobation. AnimaIs from the "Marsh Deer Project' held in Porto Primavera (São Paulo, Brazil) were used, after their deaths during the quarantine period. The morphology of the liver was given by visual analysis and further dissection. It was verified that the liver of the Marsh Deer is located in the cranial portion of the abdominal cavity in the right side, presenting a brow-reddish color and two surfaces, four borders, four lobes and five ligaments. The main characteristic that differs the liver of the Marsh Deer from the other ruminant livers is the absence of gallbladder.

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Published

2002-01-01

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How to Cite

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Borges EM, Machado MRF, Oliveira FS de, Souza WM de, Duarte JMB. Morphological aspects of the liver of the marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus). Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2002 Jan. 1 [cited 2024 May 25];39(2):78-80. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/5984