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Gross and Histological Studies of Heart of an Indian Pipistrelle Bat (Pipistrelluscoromandra)

Satish K. Pathak and E. Raja Ravi Teja

Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Banaras Hindu University, Mizrapur, U.P

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal November 2022 : 99 (11) - pages 67 to 69
(Received: , Accepted: )


Physiologically, Indian Pipistrelle bats are more active and the heart plays a key role to meet their biological oxygen demand. Therefore, the aim of present study was to explore gross and histological details of heart in Indian Pipistrelle bat. A female Indian Pipistrelle Bat was dissected immediately after death. The length, width and weight of heart were measured. For general histoarchitectural details 5 µm thin sections were cut and used for routine H&E and one step Mallory staining. The ratio of heart weight and body weight was 8.8%. Myocardium was thickest but subendothelial and subendocardial layers were less distinct.

Key Words: Gross and histology, Heart, Indian pipistrelle, Bat

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