Comparative Seasonal Histomorphochemical Study on Caput and Cauda Epididymis of Buffalo
Keywords:Buffalo, Caput, Cauda, Epididymis, Histomorphology, Histochemistry, Seasonal study
The present study was conducted on caput and cauda epididymis of twelve buffaloes collected from abattoir immediately after slaughtering during four seasons of year viz; spring, summer, autumn and winter. The tissues were processed for paraffin sectioning. The study revealed that in caput part epithelium was significantly high (p < 0.05) during autumn and winter seasons whereas in cauda it did not differ significantly. In cauda, the luminal diameter was significantly low (p < 0.05) during summer as compared to other seasons. The peritubular muscle layer in caput and cauda was significantly high (p < 0.05) during summer as compared to other seasons. The distribution of different histochemical moieties was similar in caput and cauda but comparatively more during winter and autumn seasons as compared to summer and spring seasons reflecting more physiological activity during winter and autumn seasons.