VM8054 Veterinary Histology


Author: Dr. Thomas Caceci

Here you can see the new pellicle material being pushed out into the lumen, and seamlessly added to the existing material. The ragged edge of the pellicle at the top in the image on the left is typical; it's the result of the grinding and pulverizing action of the grit and stones acting against the food. The epithelium, as seen here in the image on the right, is simple columnar, moderately basophilic as you would expect it to be, and well served with blood vessels in the underlying lamina propria.

Chicken ventriculus; H&E stain, paraffin sections, 100x and 200x