pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2016, Cilt 32, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 001-006
The effect of the different strike levels of the stomach on the kidneys in the New Zealand rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus L.).
Özcan Özgel, Emine Karakurum, Yasin Demiraslan
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Anatomi Anabilim Dalı, Burdur, Türkiye
Keywords: Topography, rabbit, kidney, stomach
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Aim: In the present study, it was aimed at the investigation of the effect of varying degrees of stomach fullness on the topography of the kidneys in the rabbit.

Materials and Methods: The animals were allocated to 3 groups, each comprising 8 rabbits, such that they were grouped as animals that were subjected to normal feeding and those with an empty and full stomach. From the three groups, which were comprised of animals with the same degree of stomach fullness, 6 rabbits (3x2) were dissected. The remaining animals were placed in sternal recumbency and frozen at -20°C. Paramedian and transversal sections were obtained from three animals in each group, and in total from 9 rabbits.

Results: The left kidney at empty stomach in rabbits was determined that the level of cranial tip at I. - II. vertebrae lumbales at and caudal tip III. vertebra lumbalis. The right kidney was determined that extends at the level of cranial tip at XII. vertebra thoracica and caudal tip at I. - II. vertebra lumbales. The left kidney at full stomach in rabbit was determined that the level of cranial tip at III. vertebra lumbales, if the caudal tip V. vertebra lumbalis. The right kidney was determined that the level of cranial tip at I.-II. vertebra lumbales, while caudal tip at III. vertebralumbales.

Conclusion: It may be concluded that fullness of the stomach effects on kidneys in the cross-sectional anatomy of the normal abdominal region in the rabbit.