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Bode F.F.,Catedra de Anatomia Comparada Primera Parte | Cao J.A.,Catedra de Anatomia Comparada Primera Parte | Resoagli J.M.,Catedra de Anatomia Comparada Primera Parte | Millan S.G.,Catedra de Anatomia Comparada Primera Parte
Revista Veterinaria | Year: 2011

Aim of this study is to report the anatomy of the lymphatic system of the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). The number, shape and size of the lymphocenters of the pelvic limb, as well as their topographical relations with the neighboring structures, are presented. Ten cadaveric preparations were dissected and findings were registered photographically. Superficial, deep and subiliac (prefemoral) lymph nodes were present. The disposition of these lymphocenters is similar to that of the porcine species. The location of lymphocenters is useful to evaluate the aptitude of the meat of H. hydrochaeris destined to human consumption.

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