The Coronary Circulation of the Heart of the Goose and Turkey Living at High Altitudes and Cold Climate Conditions

Aslan K., Kurtul I., Ozcan S., Atalgin S. H.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.15, no.3, pp.375-378, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-378
  • Keywords: Coronary arteries, Goose, Turkey
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


In this study, distribution of the coronary circulation in 15 geee and 15 turkeys raised at high altitudes and very cold climate conditions in Kars and its provinces in Turkey, were defined and compared with existing literature on other bird species. The right and left coronary arteries in both species were roughly equally potent. The deep ramus of the right coronary artery and the superficial ramus of the left coronary artery were very thick in both species. The deep ramus of the left coronary artery in turkey was present as an individual vessel while it was as a subbranch of the superficial ramus in nature in goose. Yet, the septal rami of the deep rami of the right and left coronary arteries in turkey showed very eminent anastomoses while no anastomose was seen in the goose.