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The Research in: Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences is fully open access, strictly peer-reviewed publication which strongly encourages a multidisciplinary approach to research. The scope of the journal is intentionally broad and includes almost all of the key aspects of Agricultural science, veterinary science and veterinary medicine.

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Mohamed, Reda; Mazher, Khaled;

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The main purpose of this study was to give detailed information about the anatomical and histological image aspect of the lungs in the domestic pigeons. Twenty (10 males and 10 females) adult domestic pigeons weighing 400-500 g. were used. The pigeons were slaughtered and their body cavity was opened to detect in situ position of the lungs. The trachea, syrinx, primary bronchi and lungs were dissected out and photographed. Lung tissue was taken and fixed in 10% formalin for 24-48 and then subjected to the routine histological procedure to produce slides which were stained by hematoxylin and eosin stain and then examined by the light microscope. The anatomical study revealed that the lungs of the domestic pigeon appeared as a pyramidal organs. They extended from the first to the six ribs. Each lung has costal, ventral and vertebral surfaces, lateral and medial borders as well as cranial and caudal margins. The costal surface was marked by six deep grooves. The lungs were surrounded by the capsule from which trabeculae divided the parenchyma into lobules. The entire lumen of parabronchi was surrounded by the openings of the atria.

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Research in: Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences

ISSN : 2520-6516