Case Study

Morphometric description of the larynx in the dog (Canis familiaris)

Małgorzata Dzierzęcka 1 , Anna Charuta 2

1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Morphological Science, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Nowoursynowska 166, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland

2Institute of Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, ul. Konarskiego 2, 08-110 Siedlce, Poland,

Abstract. The anatomy of the canine larynx has been described in numerous text books. However there is still a lack of information regarding the most individually variable linear parameters of this organ. Due to a limited number of publications devoted to the morphological structure of the canine larynx in the context of individual variation among dogs, the authors decided to explore this subject. The study material comprised 13 canine larynges obtained from adult male and female dogs. Following dissection, linear measurements and weight were performed. It was demonstrated that the weight and size of the larynx are correlated with the dog’s body weight. The percentage share of the larynx weight in the dog’s body weight ranged between 0.101 and 0.203 %. It was found that parameters presenting the highest variability were: the maximum height of the thyroid cartilage and the maximum width of the epiglottis, whereas the lowest variability was observed with regard to the maximum width of the laryngeal inlet.

Keywords: morphology, canine, linear parameters, laryngeal cartilages


This Article

Received: 15 Nov 2021

Accepted: 9 Jan 2022

Published online: 9 Apr 2022

Accesses: 137

How to cite

Dzierzęcka, M., Charuta, A., (2021). Morphometric description of the larynx in the dog (Canis familiaris). Acta Sci. Pol. Zootechnica, 20(4), 43–50. DOI: 10.21005/asp.2021.20.4.06.