Anatomy of the Cervical Canal in the Angora Goat (Capra hircus)

Dayan M. O. , Beşoluk K., Eken E., ÖZKADİF S.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.16, no.5, pp.847-850, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Page Numbers: pp.847-850


This study was performed to reveal the anatomy of the cervical canal in Angora goats. For this purpose, sixty genital tracts of adult Angora goats in estrus, weighing from 40 to 50 kg, obtained from Konya slaughterhouses, were used. The materials were examined by dissection and latex cast techniques. In dissections, the vaginal protrusions were star, duckbill, crescent, spiral, cluster and bump-shaped. In the materials with latex cast and dissection, because the circular folds were of high volumes in the caudal half of the cervical canal, the blind sacs were deeper than those of the cranial half. Based on the latex cast, we have noticed with interest that the cervical canal had a convexity in dorsal direction because its cranial and caudal thirds were curved ventrally. It was concluded that the anatomical structure of the cervical canal mentioned in this study might be considered in intrauterine catheter applications in Angora goats.