Histochemical morphologic features of growth cartilages in long bones of pigs of various ages.

M. A. Hill, G. R. Ruth, D. C. Van Sickle, H. D. Hilley, J. L. Torrison, J. K. Bagent, A. D. Leman

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Abstract

Growth cartilages were obtained from humeri, femora, and ulnae of 31 pigs between 1 and 169 days old. On the basis of stain uptake and distribution, distinct layers were identified in articular-epiphyseal cartilage complexes and growth plates. The laminated appearance was dependent on stain uptake by territorial and interterritorial matrices and was more distinct in pigs greater than 15 days old. There was morphologic heterogeneity, which probably represented a functional heterogeneity, among chondrocytes in all layers and zones of both types of growth cartilage. The laminar appearance of growth cartilages and the distribution of different types of cells were similar for all pigs in each age category and for all sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1477-1484
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Volume48
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1987

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