Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 7 (july 2018) : 990-994

Age and sex specific brain biometrical study in Vanaraja chickens

Kuldeep Kumar Panigrahy, Kumaresh Behera, Lal Mohan Mohapatra, Arun Kumar Mandal, Kamdev Sethy, Sasmita Panda, Shailesh Kumar Gupta, Dayanidhi Behera
1Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary Science and Animal husbandry, Orrisa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar-751 003, Orissa, India
Cite article:- Panigrahy Kumar Kuldeep, Behera Kumaresh, Mohapatra Mohan Lal, Mandal Kumar Arun, Sethy Kamdev, Panda Sasmita, Gupta Kumar Shailesh, Behera Dayanidhi (2017). Age and sex specific brain biometrical study in Vanaraja chickens. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(7): 990-994. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3322.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the brain biometrical dynamics with advancement of age between sexes. One hundred fifty day-old sexed Vanaraja chicks (75 male + 75 female) were selected and distributed equally in two groups. Birds were slaughtered by cervical dislocation method at 21, 42, 63 and 84 days of age and biometrical measurements were taken. From our present study we observed brain volume had shown significant (P<0.05) changes with respect to age and sex of birds. The mean length of both left and right cerebral hemispheres between male and female birds had varied significantly (P<0.05). With advancement of age, hemispheric length varied significantly (P<0.05). The major finding was that cerebral width significantly (P<0.05) increased from 42-63 days of age and in male birds cerebellar length increased from 63 days onwards. There were age-specific changes in all the morphometrical parameters where as between sexes there were some minor variations.
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