Oestrous Cycle Characteristics of the Nigerian Dwarf Sheep. Histological Changes in the Female Genital Tract and Associated Endocrine Glands During

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1978/1979
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Orji,B. I.
Steinbach,J.
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Histological changes -occurring in 1:!he female reproductive tract have been ~tudied in a few breeds of sheep for instance in the Merino ewes '0RestalI, 1966). Welsh Mountain ewes (Hutchinson and Robertson, 1966). But there is to date no report in the scientific literature on any of these changes in genital tract of the Nigerian Dwarf Sheep, an ecotype which is small sized and adapted to the hot wet climate of the rain forest belt 'of West Africa. The purpose of this study therefore is to quantify the normal cyclical histological v3riati•ons in the genital tract and associated endocrine Glands 0pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands)of tile ewes of the Nigerian Dwarf Sheep.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 44 (No 3), p. 214-219
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