BIOMETRIC STUDY ON THE REPRODUCTIVE TRACT OF UDA/YANKASA CROSS EWE

S. A. Hena, H. Kallil, I. J. Gosomji, J. O. Omirinde, F. E. Sa’ayinzat

Abstract


This study was conducted to determine the reproductive tracts’ morphometry so as to provide a baseline data for teaching and further research on the anatomy of the reproductive system and for enhancing the reproductive capacity within the breed. Different segments of the reproductive tracts of ten (10) adult, non-pregnant healthy
Uda/Yankasacross ewes were measured. The mean length and weight of the entire reproductive tracts were 28.5±3.4cm and 146.08 ±44.8g respectively. The mean length and diameter for the vulva, vagina, cervix, body of uterus, left and right uterine horns were 4.75 ± 0.63cm and 6.25±0.99cm, 8.78 ± 1.33cm and 5.80±1.95cm, 6.75
± 1.68cm and 2.33±1.07cm, 7.08±2.28cm and 3.02±0.36cm, 18.40±5.01cm and 0.83±0.37cm, 21.17±4.60 cm and
0.82±0.29cm, respectively. The mean number of the cervical ridges was 5.17±0.37. The mean length, diameter and weight of the right ovaries are 1.78 ± 0.47cm, 1.12 ± 0.29cm and 0.75±0.29g respectively; and the respective values of1.72±0.48cm, 1.17±0.29cm and 0.82±0.24g for the left ovary. The statistical analysis revealed no significant differences between the length and width of the right and left oviducts and ovaries. Thisstudy will provide baseline data on the morphology of the femaleUda/Yankasareproductivesystem which could be of
importance in research and teachings of anatomy, gynaecology and ultimately serving useful link to solving clinical conditions involving reproduction.
Keywords: Biometry, Reproductive Tract, Uda/Yankasa, Ewe

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