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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 40 issue 1 (march 2020) : 69-76

Effect of Farming Condition on Postnatal Growth and Development of Lymphoid Organs and Tissues in Deshi Chicken (Gallus domesticus) of Bangladesh

Md. Shahriar Hasan Sohel, Abdullah Al Faruq, Mohammad Shahjalal, Mohammad Lutfur Rahman
1Department of Anatomy and Histology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Zakir Hossain Road, Khulshi, Chittagong-4225, Bangladesh.
Cite article:- Sohel Hasan Shahriar Md., Faruq Al Abdullah, Shahjalal Mohammad, Rahman Lutfur Mohammad (2019). Effect of Farming Condition on Postnatal Growth and Development of Lymphoid Organs and Tissues in Deshi Chicken (Gallus domesticus) of Bangladesh. Agricultural Science Digest. 40(1): 69-76. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-162.
Total 40 non-descriptive deshi chickens were reared in scavenging and intensive farming system (20 for each) from day 1 to 180. Gross examinations of different lymphoid organs and tissues were performed at D1, D30, D90 and D180 for both types of chickens. Tissue samples were stained with H andE stain and AmScope image measurement software was used for histomorphometry. Gross and histomorphometrical parameters of thymus, spleen and cecal tonsils gradually increased significantly (P£0.05) with the advancement of ages from D1 to D180 in both scavenging Deshi chickens (SDC) and captive Deshi chickens (CDC). Gross and histomorphometrical parameters of bursa increased up to D90 and thereafter decreased indicating the involution of bursa by D180. The gross and histomorphometrical parameters of bursa, thymus, spleen and cecal tonsils were significantly (P£0.05) higher in all age groups of CDC (except D1 chicks) as compared with SDC, owing to the different patterns of rearing system.
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