This study aimed at investigating the prenatal development of camel circumvallates papillae using standard histomorphometric methods. In the experiment, fifteen Camelus Dromedarius foetuses obtained from Sokoto metropolitan abattoir at different gestational ages were used for the study. The foetuses were weighed and grouped according to their gestational ages which were estimated using their crown-vertebral-rump length. From the fifteen (15) samples used for the study, five (5) belongs to the first trimester, five (5) from the second trimester and five (5) belongs to the third trimester. A total of ten (10) foetuses were males and five (5) were females. Grossly, in all the stages of development, the tongues were observed to be elongated, with flat surfaces and rounded at the apices. At first trimester, the tongues were seen as smooth muscle mass, with almost uniform width and thickness throughout the length.
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