HISTOLOGICAL CHANGES OF THE ADRENAL GLAND DURING PREGNANCY IN BUFFALOES (Bubalus bubalis)
N. Ashok, C. Vijayaragavan and A. Venkatakrishnan
The histomorphology of the adrenal glands of the pregnant buffaloes was compared with nonpregnant animals. The general histomorphology of the gland was the same for both the pregnant and the nou-pregnant groups of animals studied. However, hypertrophy of the cellular population of the cortex, increased cytoplasmic vacuolations of the cortical cells and the distension of the sinusoids were observed during pregnancy. The cells of the zona fasciculata were highly vacuolated in all the pregnant animals studied.