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International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

OLOPADE, J. O.  and  ONWUKA, S. K.. Osteometric Studies of the Skull of Red Sokoto (Maradi) Goats (Capra hircus): Implications for Regional Anaesthesia of the Head. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.2, pp.407-410. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022007000200027.

The study involved the measurements of some clinically important landmarks for regional anesthesia in the head of twenty five Red Sokoto goats. The length and maximum height of the mandibles were 12.7cm and 7.7cm respectively. The distance from the mandibular foramen to the base of the mandible was 3.0cm while the distance between the lateral alveolar root and mental foramen and from the facial tuberosity to the infra-orbital foramen was 1.8cm in both instances. The data was discussed with regard to its importance in proper tracking of some nerves in aid of regional anaesthetic procedures in the head of the Red Sokoto goat and was compared with our results reported for the West African Dwarf breed

Keywords : Osteometry; Red Sokoto goats; Regional Anaesthesia; Skull.

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