MICROSCOPIC ANALYSIS OF THE LABIAL SALIVARY GLANDS OF THE SHEEP (OVIS ARIES)
A.D. Singh, R. K. Jain, Pawan Kumar, Kritima Kapoor
Journal Title:INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
The present study was undertaken on ten healthy adult sheep of local mixed breed of either sex to study the histomorphological, histochemical and micrometrical studies on the labial salivary glands of sheep. The labial salivary
glands were of branched tubuloacinar type having loose irregular connective tissue and surrounded by myoepithelial cells. The parenchyma
was comprised of secretory units (adenomeres) and ductal system. The adenomeres were of seromucous type with predominance of mucous
acini. Histochemically, the mucous cells contained mucosubstances, glycogen, mucopolysaccharides, mucin and lipids while serous cells
were negative to all these histochemical reactions.