Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Histological examination of testicular cell development in khaki Campbell ducklings (Anas Platyrhynchos Domesticus)
Author(s): Papia Khatun, Ziaul Haque, Shonkor Kumar Das
Abstract: Duck has great prospects for sustainable development of the economy of the poultry industries in Bangladesh. The current research was designed to investigate the histological changes of testes of Khaki Campbell ducklings. The study was conducted in the Department of Anatomy & Histology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. The experimental Khaki Campbell ducks (Anas Platyrhynchos Domesticus) were collected from poultry farm of Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, having apparently good health and devoid of any external deformities. The ducklings were from three age groups (Total 15 ducklings): day one (1), one (1) month and three (3) months, having five ducklings in each group. The testes were collected immediately after ethical killing of the birds for histological observations. The collected tissue samples were then processed and stained with Hematoxylene& Eosin (H & E) stain for histological observations. The histological observations revealed that at day 1 and 1 month old, spermatogonia and sertoli cells were present within the tubiform shaped seminiferous tubules. Slightly distinct seminiferous tubules were observed at 3 months of age which contained spermatocytes along with spermatogonia. The present study indicates that development of seminiferous tubules up to 3 month is age related which was similar to that in other avian species. This study first time described the developmental features of testicular cells/tissues of Khaki Campbell duckling in Bangladesh.