The Morphometric Values of the Native Duck and Gooses' Heads: A Computed Tomography Study
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 2, Issue 6, November 2014, Pages: 175-178
Received: Nov. 4, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 11, 2014; Published: Nov. 20, 2014
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Mustafa Orhun Dayan, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Selcuk, Konya, TURKEY
Yasin Demiraslan, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Burdur, TURKEY
Yalcin Akbulut, Collage of Health, University of Kafkas, Kars, TURKEY
Mahmut Duymus, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kafkas, Kars, TURKEY
Murat Sirri Akosman, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Afyon Kocatepe, Afyonkarahisar, TURKEY
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Abstract
Computed tomography (CT) is used for anthropomorphometrical studies for creating macroscopic and microscopic models and revealing the phenotypic differences quickly in small animals. This study aimed to determine the morphometric differences of the head native duck and goose, and to presented measurements (length and volume) of their heads, using CT images. For this purpose, the heads of ten male geese and ducks were used. Moreover, nine different anatomic structures were measured on the CT images, and six indexes were calculated. Consequently, each parameter of duck and goose heads showed significant difference between each other, except head volume and greatest high (p<0.05 or 0.01). Besides, it was settled that the calculated indexes had statistically differences among the native goose and ducks' head (p<0.05 or 0.01). According to this result, it was concluded that the morphometric CT measurements would be used to difference of the native goose and ducks’ head.
Keywords
Computed Tomography, Duck, Goose, Head, Morphometry
To cite this article
Mustafa Orhun Dayan, Yasin Demiraslan, Yalcin Akbulut, Mahmut Duymus, Murat Sirri Akosman, The Morphometric Values of the Native Duck and Gooses' Heads: A Computed Tomography Study, Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2014, pp. 175-178. doi: 10.11648/j.avs.20140206.13
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