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Journal of Animal Health and Production

Research Article
J. Anim. Health Prod. 5(1): 19-23
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Mohammad Rashad Fath El-bab, Alaa Sayed Abou-Elhamd, Mahmoud Abd-Elkareem

1Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt; 2Department of Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
Abstract | It is well known that camels can live in severe environmental conditions and have ability to regulate its body temperature in such conditions. Previous studies indicated that skin is playing a pivotal role in thermoregulation and adaptation of the body to the surrounding environment. The aim of the current study is to investigate the role of the sweat glands of camel in their adaptation to the surrounding environment. The microstructure of the sweat glands in nine body regions of 10 camels has been studied. The sweat glands were found to be distributed in association with each primary hair follicle. Their ducts open into the upper portion of the hair follicle at a peculiar destination device. The correlated reliable function was discussed.

Keywords | Camel, Body temperature, Sweat glands