Article Id: ARCC1590 | Page : 163-167
Citation :- SPINAL RETICULAR FORMATION IN GOAT FOETUSES*.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2009.(43):163-167
S. Maya, J.J. Chungath, K. R. Harshan and N. Ashok
Address : Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Kerala – 680 651, India.


Prenatal development of reticular formation in the spinal cord of goat was studied using 52
foetuses of various ages. Reticular formation appeared by 48 days in the second month of
gestation in the groove between the dorsal and ventral or lateral horns, as extensions of gray
matter into the adjacent white matter. It represented the lamina V of gray matter of spinal
cord. By fourth month, reticular formation presented lateral and medial parts. Reticular
formation was better developed at the cervical level and extended upto the fourth sacral
segment of spinal cord.


Goat foetus Prenatal Reticular formation Spinal cord


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