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Theriogenology Insight - An International Journal of Reproduction in all Animals
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 2
First page : ( 65) Last page : ( 67)
Print ISSN : 2249-6610. Online ISSN : 2277-3371.
Article DOI : 10.30954/2277–3371.02.2019.3

Anatomy of Pedal Scant Gland in Greater one Horn Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)

Deka Anil1,*, Sarma Kabita1, Talukdar M.1, Choudhury B.2, Sinha S.1, Basumatary P.2, Ali S.2, Baro D.2

1Department of Anatomy & Histology, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam, India

2Veterinary Surgeon, Wild Life Trust of India, India

*Corresponding author: dranilvet01@gmail.com

Online published on 13 January, 2020.


The present study was conducted on one Pedal scant gland of Greater one Horn Rhinoceros. The Pedal scant gland was exocrine glandular complex, situated in the subcutaneous layer. The Pedal scant gland was composed of proximal, intermediate and distal. The proximal part of the gland contained large cutaneous pores on the skin surface. A canal was observed in the intermediate part of the gland. The intermediate part of the gland was lined by keratinized stratified squamus epithelium. Dermal layer of the gland contained connective tissue along with blood vessels. The distal part of the gland contained abundant acini. These acini were lined by simple cuboidal epithelium. Collagen fibers were observed among the acini as well as dermal layer of gland.



Pedal, Scant, Gland, Greater, One, Horn, Rhinoceros.


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