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Anatomy Of The Female Urogenital System Of The West African Giraffe (Giraffa Camelopardalis Peralta)

The knowledge of the anatomy of organs of the urogenital system is vital in understanding aetiologies of anomalies. To this end, morphology and morphometry of the organs of reproduction and urine formation, from autopsies of two adult non-gravid West African giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis peralta) at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria were studied. In situ, two encapsulated kidneys were found to be retroperitoneal and asymmetrically pressed against the dorsal abdominal wall on each side of the

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The neocortex of cetartiodactyls. II. Neuronal morphology of the visual and motor cortices in the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

The present quantitative study extends our investigation of cetartiodactyls by exploring the neuronal morphology in the giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) neocortex. Here, we investigate giraffe primary visual and motor cortices from perfusion-fixed brains of three subadults stained with a modified rapid Golgi technique. Neurons (n = 244) were quantified on a computer-assisted microscopy system. Qualitatively, the giraffe neocortex contained an array of complex spiny neurons that included both ‘‘typical’’ pyramidal neuron morphology and ‘‘atypical’’ spiny neurons in terms of morphology and/or

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