Background. Information about the course and branches of the facial arteries in the Suidae, Tayassuidae and Hippopotamidae families may be useful both for the classification of species and in veterinary practice. The system of arteries in the intermandibular, mental, masseteric, buccal, labial and nasal regions of the face was described in species of the Suiformes suborder, Artiodac-tyla order.
Material and methods. Six species of the Suidae, Tayassuidae and Hippopotamidae families were studied. In total, 30 specimens of head arteries were used for observations. The specimens were prepared by injecting acetone-dissolved stained vinyl superchloride or stained latex LBS3060 into the arteries.
Results. Blood in the facial regions of the representatives of the Suiformes suborder was sup-plied by facial, sublingual, mental, transverse facial, buccal and infraorbital arteries. Our research confirmed the fact that the facial artery of the Suiformes ran only medially and did not enter the lateral surface of the mandible. The transverse facial artery diverged in the common trunk with the masseteric branch. The buccal artery was very well developed and reached the inferior labial region. It was part of the infraorbital artery in the vascular system of the superior labial region.
Conclusions. The research proved that the arterial pattern of the face of Suiformes was characteris-tic of this suborder and it was different from the arterial patterns found in the other Artiodactyla
|MLA||Kowalczyk, Karolina, and Hieronim Frąckowiak. "SCHEMAT TĘTNIC TWARZY U SUIFORMES." Nauka Przyr. Technol. 13.1 (2019): 33-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.17306/J.NPT.00256|
|APA||Karolina Kowalczyk, Hieronim Frąckowiak (2019). SCHEMAT TĘTNIC TWARZY U SUIFORMES. Nauka Przyr. Technol. 13 (1), 33-42 http://dx.doi.org/10.17306/J.NPT.00256|
|ISO 690||KOWALCZYK, Karolina, FRąCKOWIAK, Hieronim. SCHEMAT TĘTNIC TWARZY U SUIFORMES. Nauka Przyr. Technol., 2019, 13.1: 33-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.17306/J.NPT.00256|
Department of Anatomy of Animals
Poznań University of Life Sciences,
Wojska Polskiego 71c