Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal SciencesEpidiymal Melanosis in Redkaraman Rams
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Aydın-TÜRKİYE
Abstract: Diffuse epididymal melanosis were determined in 9 cases of 446 (2%) slaugtered Redkaraman rams. The pigmentation was unilateral in 3 rams and bilateral in 6 rams. These epididymes were seen on greenish-blue in colour macroscopically. In the microscopic examinations, the melanin loaded cells were obserwed in the wall and/or intersititum of ductuli efferentes and ductus epididymis.
Key Words: Ram, epididymis, melanosis.
Turk. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 1998; 22: 243-246.
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