Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 44 issue 1 (march 2010) : 55 - 57

MORPHOLOGY OF THE SKIN IN LARGE WHITE YORKSHIRE PIGS

K. B. Sumena, K. M. Lucy, J. J. Chungath, N. Ashok, K. R. Harshan
1Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy- 680 651, India
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Cite article:- Sumena B. K., Lucy M. K., Chungath J. J., Ashok N., Harshan R. K. (2024). MORPHOLOGY OF THE SKIN IN LARGE WHITE YORKSHIRE PIGS. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 44(1): 55 - 57. doi: .
Morphology of the skin in Large White Yorkshire pigs was studied using 12 animals of six to ten
months of age. Skin of male animals was slightly thicker than that of the females. Maximum thickness
for the skin, epidermis and dermis was noticed in the snout region and the minimum in the ventral
abdominal region. Skin was thicker on the dorsal surface of the body than on the ventral surface.
Maximum fat thickness was at the neck dorsal region minimum in the snout, dorsal nasal and carpal
regions. Density of hair distribution was more in the male animals than the females. Maximum hair
density was noticed in the dorsal nasal region and the carpal region.
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