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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.


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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
630 Agriculture
Deposited On:29 Apr 2008 09:08
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 23:02
Publisher DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0264.2005.00611.x
PubMed ID:15996131

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