European Journal of Anatomy

Official Journal of The Spanish Society of Anatomy
Cover Volume 17 - Number 3
Eur J Anat, 17 (3): 132-141 (2013)

Seasonal anatomical changes in the testis of the one-humped camel: a review

Riaz H. Pasha1, Anas S. Qureshi2, Zaib-Ur-Rehman3 and Wael A. Khamas4

1Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (Histology), Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, 3Department of Poultry Science, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan and 4Department of Anatomy & Histology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, USA

ABSTRACT The male camel shows sexual activity during specific days of the year (breeding or rutting period). This is influenced by testicular morphology which varies with the season of the year. These anatomical changes in the camel testis are well established, but some morphometric variations in the seminiferous tubules are still dubious. This article reviews the basic concepts of male camel reproduction with special reference to the seasonal anatomical changes in the testis.

Keywords: Reproduction, Male camel, Season, Anatomy, Testis

European Journal of anatomy
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