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Research Journal for Veterinary Practitioners

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Res. j. vet. pract. 2 (4): 55 - 57
http://dx.doi.org/10.14737/journal.rjvp/2014/2.4.55.57
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Subrata Kumar Shil1*, Salima Ferdows2, Bibek Chandra Sutradhar3, Bhajan Chandra Das3
1Department of Anatomy and Histology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong–4225, Bangladesh; 2Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong–4225, Bangladesh; 3Department of Medicine and Surgery, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong–4225, Bangladesh
*Corresponding author: skshilvet@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
One carcass of male spotted deer (Axis axis) was examined to visualize the topographic position of different visceral organs of thoracic and abdominal cavity and to compare these with other ruminants. Examination revealed that apical lobe of left and right lung was extended up to 2nd intercostal space and 2nd rib respectively. Base of the heart was extended from mid of 3rd intercostal space to the level of cranial border of 6th rib and apex was at the level of 6th chondrosternal junction. Laterally diaphragm was attached at the mid of 11th rib to 13th rib. Liver was extended from the lumbocostal angle to the level of 7th costochondral junction and ventral border was at the level of each costochondral junction of last rib to 7th rib of right side. Gall bladder was absent. Spleen was extended from the proximal part of 11th intercostal space to the distal third of 8th intercostal space. Right kidney was located below the level of 1st, 2nd and 3rd lumbar transverse processes whereas left was below the level of 2nd to the 4th lumbar vertebrae. These findings may guide our zoo veterinarians to make any decision on surgical corrections if needed in spotted deer.

Key Words: Spotted deer, Topographic anatomy, Visceral organs