Micrometrical Observations of Skin in Indigenous Pig

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  • C.D. Kachave College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Parbhani-431 401 (Maharashtra)


Micrometry, Skin, Pig


ional system and Pigs are the chief converter of row feed into good source of human food. The pig shows anatomical and physiological similarities with human, which leads its role in biomedical research. This study was conducted on skin of apperently healthy twelve indigenous male pig i.e. six piglets and six adults. The skin samples of various body regions were collected after slaughter of animals. The histological slides were prepared by the routine histological procedure of the tissue pieces of skin. The thickness of epidermis was found more in snout region (293.93 ± 7.78 µm in piglet and 375.12 ± 8.44 µm in mature pig ) as compared to other body regions in both the age groups. The dermis was the thickest in snout (2461.39 ± 19.81µm in piglet and 4432.59 ± 27.32µm in mature pig ) and the thinnest in chin region (1311.53 ± 40.02 µm in piglet and 2243.23 ± 32.27 µm in mature pig ) both the groups of pig. The thickness of epidermis and dermis from dorsal to ventral parts in abdomen region was decreased in both age groups of pigs.


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Author Biography

C.D. Kachave, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Parbhani-431 401 (Maharashtra)

Department of Anatomy and Histology






How to Cite

Kachave, C. (2022). Micrometrical Observations of Skin in Indigenous Pig. Indian Journal of Veterinary Anatomy, 33(2). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJVA/article/view/120532



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