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Macro-anatomical investigations of the Dalmatian pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) liver

Journal: Journal of Advances in VetBio Science and Techniques (Vol.5, No. 3)

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Page : 128-131

Keywords : Avian; liver; macro-anatomical; Pelecanus crispus.;

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In this study, it was aimed to examine the macro-anatomical structure of the Dalmatian pelicans liver, which is one of the water birds. The macro-anatomical structure of the liver of three adult (3 female) Dalmatian pelicans found dead in ponds and reeds by villagers between 2015 and 2019 and brought to the Veterinary Faculty Application and Research Center was observed. By dissecting the cavum abdominis of the Dalmatian pelicans, the macro-anatomical structure of the liver and its lobes were revealed. Inspected parts were photographed. The liver of the Dalmatian pelican was topographically located on the dorsal of the cavum abdominis, with 3/4 protruding to the right and 1/4 to the left. It was determined that the liver consists of two lobes as lobus hepatis dexter and lobus hepatis sinister. There were impressions on the visceral face. A prominent incisura interlobaris was found between the lobes of the liver. Vesica biliaris were detected. In conclusions, important findings about the anatomical features of the liver structure were obtained in the study. It has been observed that the Dalmatian pelican has significant differences in liver structure. Macro-anatomically, it was determined that they have close similarities with other bird species.

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