Studies on the course and congenital anomaly of the coronary arteries in the dromedary camel (Camelus dromedaries)

1-Title: Studies on the course and congenital anomaly of the coronary arteries in the dromedary camel (Camelus dromedaries)

Authors: Marwa Abd Elgader Mustafa Babiker and Ali Abdalla Mohammed Taha

Source: Ruminant Science (2015)-4(1):1-5.

How to cite this manuscript: Babiker MAEM and Taha AAM (2015)? Studies on the course and congenital anomaly of the coronary arteries in the dromedary camel (Camelus dromedaries). Ruminant Science 4(1):1-5.

Abstract

Present study was conducted on 20 adult dromedary camels to investigate the anatomy of the coronary arteries and its branches. The samples were collected from Al-Salam and Albuga´a slaughter houses, Sudan. The hearts were prepared and then were dissected carefully to study the course of coronary arteries. Both the coronary arteries originated from the aortic sinuses just like in other mammals. The pattern of distribution of coronary arteries is a similar to that in the horse. An Anomaly of the right and left coronary artery was observed in one heart. The anomalous right coronary artery divided into two major branches- caudal and cranial. The caudal branch of the right coronary artery assumed a peculiar course by running ventrally and caudally around the origin of the pulmonary trunk to reach the paraconal interventricular groove at its middle.

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