MORPHOLOGICAL AND SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPICAL STUDIES OF THE NAIL OF THE CAMEL (Camelus dromedarius)
Journal Year: 2006
Journal Month: December
Published On: 11-10-2018 07:06:00
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A.S. Saber and A.M. Erasha
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sadat City, Minoufyia University, EGYPT


ABSTRACT


Fifteen pair of nails of both thoracic and pelvic limbs were collected from Cairo slaughter house, preserved, some in formalin and the others in glutaraldehyde and were prepared by routine methods for scanning electron microscopical examination. The morphology of the nail, and the structure of the epidermal lamillae and its corresponding corial one (arrangement, branching, direction and number) were described and discussed with other animal species. Of interest is the similarity of the camel’s nail with that of man, apes and monkeys in the presence of light, crescent area, the lunule, at the base of the nail. In the same time it had similarity in structure with the epidermal capsule of the hoofs and claws of ungulates.
Key words: Camel, corium, nail plate, SEM.


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