Gross observations on the kidney of Pratapdhan bird
Gajendra Singh, Harish Kumar, Narendra Pratap Singh and Balwant Meshram
A total of 20 pairs of Pratapdhan bird kidneys were collected from local meat shop and transported to the laboratory on ice for further examination. These kidneys exhibited a reddish- brown color, a dorso-ventrally flattened shape, and were located retroperitoneally. They were unilaterally positioned along the vertebral column within the synsacrum and iliac fossa depression. On the dorsal surface, lumbosacral masses were present, while the ventral surface was divided into cranial, middle, and caudal sections by an oblique groove. The cranial part was the smallest, extending with the caudal segment of the lungs, while the caudal segment was the largest, reaching the caudal end of the synsacrum. Measurements using a Vernier caliper revealed the maximum length and width of the right and left kidneys as follows: 56.30±1.31 mm and 54.41±1.29 mm for length, and 11.31±0.50 mm and 12.01±0.17 mm for width, respectively. The weight and volume of the right and left kidneys were also recorded: 6.26±0.12 gm and 5.26±0.10 gm for weight, and 5.89±0.19 ml and 4.97±0.17 ml for volume, respectively.
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Gajendra Singh, Harish Kumar, Narendra Pratap Singh and Balwant Meshram. Gross observations on the kidney of Pratapdhan bird. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(7S): 1709-1711.