HISTOLOGY AND AGE RELATED INVOLUTARY CHANGES OF THE THYMUS OF GIRIRAJA BIRDS (Gallus domesticus)
C. Leena, R. V. Prasad, K. Kakade and K. V. Jamuna
Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2008. 39:40-43
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Erythrocytes were maximum post hatch. Thymic nurse cells, myoid cells (round forms) were seen more during involution. Regression started at 8 weeks, but recrudescence was seen at 14 weeks. hjkLamellated Hassel's corpuscles and metaplasia of reticuloepithelial cells were common features of involuting thymus. Intracellular cysts and apoptotic changes were recorded.
Key words: involution, giriraja, thymus, histology.