Origin and distribution of femoral nerves in swine (Sus scrofa domesticus) fetuses from crosses of Dan Bred and AGPIC-337 lines

Authors

  • Gustavo Cavinato Herrera Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Frederico Ozanam Carneiro e Silva Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Lázaro Antônio dos Santos Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Lorena Tannus Menezes Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Flávio Machado de Moraes Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v34n5a2018-39918

Keywords:

Peripheral nervous system. Lumbosacral plexus. Anatomy

Abstract

The objective of this work was to assess the origin and distribution of femoral nerves in 30 swine fetuses from crosses of Dan Bred and AGPIC-337 lines. Thirty animals—fifteen males and fifteen females—from the collection of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine's Animal Anatomy Laboratory of the Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia MG, Brazil, were used. The animals were fixed by injecting a 10% aqueous formaldehyde solution into the descending aorta artery and thoracic, abdominal, pelvic and intramuscular cavities. The specimens were then submerged in a solution with the same concentration. These animals have five to seven lumbar vertebrae. The number of lumbar vertebrae was six in 96.67% and seven in 3.33% of the animals. The femoral nerve originated from the L4 and L5 (66.67%), L5 and L6 (26.67%) and L3 and L4 (6.66%) lumbar vertebrae. It sent branches to the psoas major, psoas minor, iliac, pectineus, and quadriceps femoris muscles in all animals, to the sartorius in 43.33% and to the gracilis in 6.66% of animals. No marked differences were found in the characteristics of origin and distribution of the femoral nerve between the swine fetuses from crosses of Dan Bred and AGPIC-337 lines and the animals described in the literature.

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Published

2018-10-11

How to Cite

HERRERA, G.C., CARNEIRO E SILVA, F.O., DOS SANTOS, L.A., MENEZES, L.T. and DE MORAES, F.M., 2018. Origin and distribution of femoral nerves in swine (Sus scrofa domesticus) fetuses from crosses of Dan Bred and AGPIC-337 lines . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 1334–1338. [Accessed19 June 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v34n5a2018-39918. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/39918.

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Agricultural Sciences