Rabbit - Arterial System

Frog - Arterial System

1. The blood to different parts of the body and lungs is supplied by carotico-systemic trunk and pulmonary aortaoriginating from left ventricle and right ventricle respectively. 1. The blood to different parts of the body and lungs is supplied by three aortic arches (carotid, systemic and pulmocutaneous) oftrucus arteriosusoriginating from right side of the ventricle.
2. The systemic gives a pair of coronary arteries to supply blood to the wall of heart. 2. The blood to the wall of heart is supplied by coronary arteriesoriginating from carotid arches.
3. An innominate artery arises from the carotico systemic arch. 3. Innonimate artery is absent.
4. The innominate artery gives three arteries namely right subclavian, right carotid and left carotid. The left sub-clavian arises from the carotico -systemic directly. 4. The sub-clavians originate from the systemics on either side. Carotid arteriesare the branches of carotid arches on either side.
5. The carotid artery is divided into externaland internal carotid arteries on either side. The external carotid artery supplies blood to the tongue, jaw muscles salivary glands and Internal carotid artery supplies blood to cranium and parts of the brain. 5. The carotid arch is divided into i.Lingual artery to supply blood to the tongue and hyoid muscles and ii. Common carotid artery. The common carotid gives apalatine artery to the roof of buccal cavity and eyes and an Internal carotid-artery to the brain.
6.  Each sub-clavian is divided into 3 branches namely L Brachial artery to the fore limbs ii. Vertebral artery - to cavities of vertebrae, spinal cord and parts of brain and iii. Internal mammary artery to supply to thoracic and abdominal muscles. 6. The sub-clavian artery supplies blood to the forelimbs of that side.
7. The caratico-systemic trunk passes asdorsal aorta on the ventral side of vertebral column. 7. The dorsal aorta is formed by rightsystemic only.
8.  Paired intercostal arteries from the dorsal aorta supply to the body wall 8. Intercostal arteries are absent.
9. A pair of phrenic arteries supply blood to the diaphragm. 9.  Phrenic arteries are absent.
10. The coeliac artery originating from dorsal aorta supplies blood to the liver, spleen, stomach and duodenum. 10. The left systemic after communicating with right systemic separates as coeliaco-mesenteric artery that divides into i.Coeliac and ii. Anterior mesenteric. Coeliac supplies to stomach and liver.
11. The anterior mesenteric artery also originating directly from the dorsal aorta supplies to intestine, pancreas, caecum and colon. 11. The anterior mesenteric supplies to duodenum, ileum, spleen and proceeds as posterior mesenteric.
12. Posterior mesenteric artery supplies blood to colon and rectum. 12. The posterior mesenteric arterysupplies blood to the large intestine.
13. The dorsal aorta gives a pair of renal arteries to kidneys. 13. Four pairs of renal arteries supply blood to the kidneys fromdorsal aorta.
14. Gonadial arteries to the gonads originate directly from the dorsal aorta. 14. Gonadial arteries originate from the first pair of renal arteries.
15. A.pair of lumbar arteries supply blood to the dorsal body wall from dorsal aorta. 15. Lumbar arteries are absent.
16. Caudal artery supplies to the tail 16. Caudal artery is absent.
17. Iliolumbar artery arises from the common iliac and supplies to dorsal body wall. The common iliac divides into i. Internal iliac - to pelvis and ii. External iliac - to the hind limb. * A vesicular arises from common iliac to supply to urinary bladder. The external iliac terminates as femoral artery in the hind limb of that side. 17. Each iliac artery gives rise to i. vesiculo-epigastrictothe urinary bladder and ii.femoral artery to the outer part of thigh. The rest of iliac terminates as sciatic artery to supply to the hind limb.
The circulation concerned with supply of blood to different organs is called arterial system.The heart of rabbit supplies blood to different organs of the body by means of two important aortic trunks namely
I. Carotico - systemic trunk and
II. Pulmonary trunk.
  • The carotico - systemic trunk originates from left ventricle and bends towards left side.
  • Two coronary arteries, a right and left originate from the systemic trunk immediately soon after its emergence from the ventricle.
  • The coronary arteries supply blood to the wall of the heart.
  • A left sub-clavian artery originates from the left side of carotico-systemic trunk at its bend.
  • An innominate artery also arises from carotico - systemic trunk. The innominate artery gives three branches namely
I. Right sub-clavian
II. Right carotid and
III. Left carotid.
Each carotid artery is divided into two branches namely
a. External carotid artery - that supplies blood to tongue, jaw-muscles and salivary glands.
b. Internal carotid artery - It supplies blood to cranium and parts of the brain.
  • Each sub-clavian also gives three arteries namely
a. Brachial artery - supplying blood to the forelimbs.
b. Vertebral artery - supplying blood to the cavities of cervical vertebrae, spinal cord and parts of the brain.
c. Internal mammary artery: It supplies blood to ventral side of thoracic muscles. Then it terminates as superior epigastric artery to supply blood to ventral muscles.
  • The carotico systemic aorta then bends to the left side and runs below vertebral column as dorsal aorta.
  • In thoracic region dorsal aorta gives off a series of small paired intercostal arteries supplying blood to the body wall.
  • A pair of small phrenic arteries also arise one on either side and supply blood to the diaphragm.
  • Then the dorsal aorta passes into abdominal cavity through the diaphragm.
  • In the abdominal cavity the aorta gives a coeliac artery supplying blood to liver, spleen, stomach and duodenum. An anterior mesenteric artery also originates from the dorsal aorta below the coeliac artery.
  • The anterior mesenteric artery divides into number of branches supplying to small intestine, pancreas, caecum and colon.
  • The dorsal aorta supplies blood to kidneys by means of a pair renal arteries.
  • Right renal artery is slightly anterior to left renal artery.
  • A pair of gonadial arteries also arise from the dorsal aorta to supply blood to gonads.
  • In male rabbit they are called spermatic arteries supplying blood to the epididymis, vasdeferens and testes.
  • In female rabbit they are called ovarian arteries supplying blood to ovaries.
  • The dorsal aorta also gives a posterior mesenteric artery that supplies blood to hinder part of the rectum and lower part of colon.
  • A pair of lumbar arteries arise from the dorsal aorta to supply to the dorsal body wall.
  • The dorsal aorta then divides into two common iliac arteries and a median caudal artery to the tail.
  • Each common iliac artery gives a small ilio-lumbar artery that supplies to dorsal body wall.
The common iliac artery divides into
I. Internal iliac or hypogastric artery which supplies to the organs of the pelvis and
II. External iliac artery that supplies to the hind limb.
  • A small vesicular artery also arises from the common iliac that supplies to urinary bladder and also the uterus in female.
  • The external iliac terminates as femoral artery in each hind limb.
  • The pulmonary aorta originates from the base of the right ventricle.
  • It divides into two pulmonary arteries supplying blood to the lungs.
  • The pulmonary arteries carry impure or deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle into the lungs for oxygenation.


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