ISSN 2398-2993      

Female reproductive tract: normal anatomy

obovis
Contributor(s):

Erin Williams

Stuart Revell

Royal Dick School Veterinary Studies logo


Introduction

  • The female reproductive tract can be simply thought of as the ovaries plus a series of tubes :
    • Vagina.
    • Cervix.
    • Uterus.
    • Oviduct.
  • Each tube is characterized by having four concentric layers that look similar in cross section between all the different structures:
    • The serosa (outer layer).
    • Muscularis.
    • Submucosa.
    • Mucosa (inner layer).
  • The ovaries produce the female gamete as well as a number of hormones.

The gross anatomical structures of the female reproductive tract

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Uterine anatomy

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Ligaments

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

The cyclic changes in ovarian anatomy

This article is available in full to registered subscribers

Sign up now to obtain ten tokens to view any ten Vetlexicon articles, images, sounds or videos, or Login

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Senger P L (2012) Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition. 3rd edn. Current Conceptions Inc, USA.
     

Related Images

Want more related items, why not
contact us

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We have an ever growing content library on Vetlexicon so if you ever find we haven't covered something that you need please fill in the form below and let us know!

 
 
 
 

To show you are not a Bot please can you enter the number showing adjacent to this field

 Security code