31-Title: Gross and topographical studies on the thyroid gland of dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius)

31-Title: Gross and topographical studies on the thyroid gland of dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius)

Authors: Devendra Singh and Sanjeev Joshi

Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(1):161-164.

How to cite this manuscript: Singh Devendra and Joshi Sanjeev (2021). Gross and topographical studies on the thyroid gland of dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius). Ruminant Science 10(1):161-164.


The present study was conducted on 16 naturally dead camels of both sexes to evaluate the gross and topographical features of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland was a bilobed organ having the right and left lobes. Both lobes were reddish-brown in colour and pear-shaped. Isthmus, a thin filamentous “H” shaped appearance at their caudal ends, connected the lobes. The location of the gland varied between the 1st to 5th tracheal rings.  The isthmus was found between the 4th and 5th tracheal rings, crossing the ventral surface of the tracheal rings at different locations depending on the position of the lobes. The thyroid gland’s gross and topographic anatomy, with a few anatomical differences, was found to be similar to that of other domestic animals discussed in the manuscript.


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