Anatomical features of the liver, gallbladder and biliary duct system of Indigenous Gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa)
Mohammed S Dawood and Mustafa J Khamas
The study was carried out to investigate the anatomical structure of the liver and gall bladder in Indigenous gazelle in a college of veterinary medicine at university of Baghdad during October 2016 – March 2017. Six adult gazelles were used. The result indicated that the liver was dark brown color, rectangular shape and on the right side of the thoracic part of the abdomen. It measured 19cm, 11cm, 2.5cm in length, width, depth respectively, and weight 275.40±0.21g. It was divided into left, right, caudate and quadrate lobes in addition to caudate and papillary processes. It was supplied by the hepatic artery, which branched into right, left and middle branches. The gallbladder was narrow, elongated pear shaped attached to the cystic fossa of the liver. The biliary system consisted of right and left hepatic ducts, common hepatic duct, cystic duct and common bile duct. The present study concluded that in Gazella liver is similar to that of small ruminants and different in blood supply.