Research Article | Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Localization of Neuroendocrine Cells in the Thymus and Bursa of fabricius in Various Chicken Genotypes

N. Dahariya, S. Sathapathy, U. K. Mishra, S.K. Sahu, S. K. Panda, S.S. Biswal, and S.K. Joshi

Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, CVSc. and A.H., OUAT, Bhubaneswar - 751 003, Odisha, India

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2021: 98 (6) - pages 17 to 19
(Received: , Accepted: )


In the present study, a total 18 numbers of day old Hansli chicks and 18 numbers of day old Vencobb broiler chicks were divided into three age groups viz. group I (up to 1 month), group II (1-3 months) and group III (3-6 months) with six birds in each age group. On each observation day (4th week, 12th week and 24 week), six birds from each breed were used for the localisation of neuroendocrine cells in the thymus and bursa of Fabricius. It was revealed that the neuroendocrine cells were located in the thymic medulla and bursal follicles of Hansli and Vencobb broiler chickens in all the age groups under study

Key Words: Bursa of Fabricius, Hansli, localization, neuroendocrine cell, thymus, Vencobb broiler

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