Changes to the brain of the Polish fowl caused by breeding - an evidence of cruelty to animals in breeding programs?

Authors
Citation
T. Hofmann, Changes to the brain of the Polish fowl caused by breeding - an evidence of cruelty to animals in breeding programs?, KLEINTIER P, 46(10), 2001, pp. 637
Citations number
9
Language
TEDESCO
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Veterinary Medicine/Animal Health
Journal title
KLEINTIERPRAXIS
ISSN journal
0023-2076 → ACNP
Volume
46
Issue
10
Year of publication
2001
Database
ISI
SICI code
0023-2076(200110)46:10<637:CTTBOT>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
This work investigates the brain of Polish fowl by means of light microscop y and documents the results after comparing them to the homolog structures in the brains of breeds with an unaltered CNS anatomy (Arauka und Bankiva). It became evident, that the primary changes in the brain of the crested fow l were caused by a change in the direction of growth of the palaeostriatal complex from caudal to dorsorostral. It resulted in extreme changes of the telencephalic region. Additionally one finds a great distension of the third as well as the later al ventricles caused by the internal hydrocephalus.