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.
- Registered users only
View at publisher
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.
0 downloads since deposited on 29 Apr 2008
0 downloads since 12 months
|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 09:08|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 23:02|
Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item
Repository Staff Only: item control page