Title: Radiographic evaluation of caudal venacava and aorta size in apparently healthy goats (Capra hircus)
Authors: Vimlesh Kumar, S Purohit, PR Singh, AK Singh and RP Pandey
Source: Ruminant Science (2019)-8(1):129-131
Cite this reference as: Kumar Vimlesh, Purohit S, Singh PR, Singh AK and Pandey RP (2019). Radiographic evaluation of caudal venacava and aorta size in apparently healthy goats (Capra hircus). Ruminant Science 8(1):129-131.
The present study was conducted on twelve apparently healthy goats free from cardiothoracic diseases to generate the reference values of length of the thoracic vertebra 4 (T4), the width of the fourth rib (R4) and diameters of the caudal vena cava (CVC) and aorta (AO). The animals were divided into two groups each containing 6 animals. Mean±SE values of the aorta (AO) diameter and caudal vena cava (CVC) diameter were 1.58±0.10 (range 1.3-1.9) cm, 1.30±0.10 (1.1-1.7) cm and 1.82±0.09 (1.6-2.2) cm, 1.50±0.09 (1.2-1.7), respectively in the goats of the groups I and II. Mean±SE values of the length of the fourth thoracic vertebra (T4), width of fourth rib (R4) were 1.92±0.09 (1.7-2.2) cm, 0.74±0.08 (0.42-1.0) cm and 2.13± 0.11 (1.8-2.6) cm, 0.63±0.04 (0.50-0.80) cm, respectively in the goats of the groups I and II. Positive correlations with age and body weight were observed in AO, CVC, CVC/AO, CVC/T4, CVC/R4 and AO/R4 while AO/T4 was positively correlated only with the body weight of the animals. Width of fourth rib (R4) was showed negative correlations with age and body weight while AO/T4 showed negative correlations only with the age of the animals. These reference values may help in the diagnosis and future studies of the cardiovascular disease.
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