An osteometric study of the skull of the West African Dwarf Goat fromthe South Eastern Nigeria. II: Mandibular and Maxillofacial features
The study involved the osteometric analysis of the mandibular and maxillofacial region of the WAD goat from southeastern Nigeria. A total of 21 parameters were analysed. The mandibular length and height were 11.81cm and 7.11cm respectively. The distance from the lateral alveolar root to the mental foramen, from the facial tuberosity to the external opening of the infraobital canal and from the base of the mandible to the mandibular foramen were 1.84cm, 1.77cm, and 1.55cm, respectively. The data were not only discussed in its relevance to regional anaesthesia around the head but also compared with data involving the same parameters in WAD goats from southwestern Nigeria.
Keywords: Osteometry, Mandibular, Maxillofacial, West African Dwarf, Goats
Nigerian Veterinary Journal Vol. 27 (2) 2006: pp. 66-70