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Morphological changes in the ewe uterine tube (oviduct) epithelium during puerperium

CIGANKOVA V, KRAJNICAKOVA H, KOKARDOVA M, TOMAJKOVA E
Veterinarni Medicina 41, 1996, 339-346

The aim of our investigations was to describe the morphological changes in the epithelium of the ampulla region of the ewe uterine tube ampulla on days 2, 7, 17, 25 and 34 post partum. Shortly after the parturition the epithelium was low. Ciliated cells were dark with few kinocilia and secretory cells were light in colour and contained no secretory granules. On days 17 and 25 post partum the ciliated cells were high. They had well-developed granular endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes, and developing basal corpuscles and kinocilia. Secretory cells contained a well-developed Golgi complex, granular endoplasmic reticulum and numerous secretory granules of varied size, shape, and density. On day 34 post partum, the ciliated cells had numerous kinocilia on their apical surface. Secretory cells released their product into the oviduct lumen through pores or high protrusions of cells detached, decomposed, and became the part of the secretion


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