Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 9 No. 3

Scanning Electron Microscopic Studies on Small Intestine of the Post-Hatch Uttara fowl

Jigyasa Rana* and B.S. Dhote

Department of Veterinary Anatomy, C.V.A.Sc., G.B.P.U.A&T., Pantnagar, India.

Received on 21 April 2015 and accepted on 20 June 2015



The structure of the different segments of small intestine was examined using scanning electron microscopy. Scanning electron microscopic study revealed variable shaped villi in each intestinal segment of Uttara fowl. By day 112 of age, the villi were tongue like in the duodenum, leaf like with domed tip in the jejunum and uniform, cylindrical shaped with rounded tip in the ileum. Post-hatch structural alterations like microvilli, secretory pores and different cells were seen in the ultrastructure of the small intestine of Uttara fowl. These structure having major role in digestion and absorptive functions of small intestine.

Keywords : Small Intestine, Villi, SEM, Uttara fowl.