Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2381
Clauss, M; Hummel, J; Vercammen, F; Streich, W J (2005). Observations on the macroscopic digestive anatomy of the Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus). Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia: Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series C, 34(4):276-278.
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We measured macroscopic anatomical parameters of the digestive tract of 12 female Himalayan tahrs. According to morphological criteria used sensu Hofmann for the classification of ruminants into feeding types - in particular the reticuloruminal capacity measured as wet content weights, the ruminal pillar thickness, the reticular honeycomb structure, the size of the omasum and the size of the parotid glands - tahrs can be classified as predominantly grazing ruminants. As reported in other ruminant species, the length of the large intestine was a more constant parameter over a range of body weights than that of the small intestine. The weight of the parotid glands scaled to metabolic body weight.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals > Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
|Deposited On:||29 Apr 2008 11:08|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 00:02|
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