Histological studies on the liver of Marwari Goat (Capra hircus)
Mahesh Kumar Bamniya, Rakesh Mathur, Sanjeev Joshi, KN Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Amit Vishen and S Gharu
The histological studies were conducted on the liver of 15 Marwari goats. Histologically, the whole liver was invested by peritoneum, except where it was reflected as ligaments and where it adheres to the diaphragm. Underlying it, the liver covered by connective tissue covering called as glisson’s capsule. It was composed of collagenous and reticular fibers and few smooth muscles. The reticular fibers formed the stroma. The hepatic lobules were made up of central vein, portal area and one cell thick cords, which were not delineated by connective tissue. The sinusoidals were narrow and somewhat cylindrical. These were lined by continuous endothelial cells resting on basal lamina. Kupffer cells were present attached to the endothelial cells. There were numerous mucous glands present in the mucosa of hepatic, cystic and common bile ducts. The centrilobular and the periportal hepatocyte were rich in the glycogen content.