Article Id: ARCC3199 | Page : 151 - 152
Citation :- CONNECTIVE TISSUE FIBER ARRANGEMENT OF SKIN IN RED KANDHARI COWS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2007.(41):151 - 152
M.B. Hole, N.S. Bhosle and P.J. Kapadnis
Address : College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, MAFSU, Parbhani - 431 402, India


For the present study fifteen female Red Kandhari cattle were used. The skin of the Red
Kandhari cow consisted of epidermis, dermis and hypodermis. The dermis was enmeshed with
collagen, elastic and reticular fibers. The collagen fibers were found thick, coarse and irregularly
distributed in all the three body regions. These fibers were loosely arranged in the papillary
layer but dense arrangement of large bundles of collagen fibers were commonly observed in the
reticular layer of the dermis. The collagen fibers were more developed in lactating cow as
compared to that of non lactating and pregnant Red Kandhari cow.



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