MORPHOLOGICAL STUDY OF LIVER AMONG HUMAN, COW, GOAT, AND SHEEP: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Abdul Ghaffar, Ankit Srivastava, Anand Bihari

Abstract


Liver is the largest abdominal viscera. In mammals it is an important organ which performs a wide range of vital functions such as metabolic
activities, immune defense as well as important for nutritional value. Liver performs all above function in animals also but the morphology of this
organ is slightly deferent in animals which can have idea about evolutionary steps from cattle to human. The present study is focused on
Morphology of liver of Human, cow, goat and sheep manually because of expensiveness and unavailability of different technique like MRI, CT
scan etc. The study was carried out in Dept. of Anatomy, Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, Health Park, Rasulgarh, Bhubaneswar. Total
twenty liver specimens have been taken for study out of those ve of each of Human, Cow, Goat and Sheep were included in study. All specimens
were of deferent age groups and sexes. All the specimens were xed in formalin and nally analyzed morphologically. The results show variability
in organ's position and it's presenting parts. There was variation in morphological structure between human and animals. The study will helpful to
explore the evolutionary changes and will also enlighten the knowledge of veterinary doctors.


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