Density of arteriovenous anastomoses in some skin areas of the domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus).


The vascularity and the density of arteriovenous anastomoses (AVAs) were studied in the skin of the domestic fowl by using vascular injections and histological sections. The density of AVAs and associated blood vessels were low in the wattles and in the thoracic skin (five to 23 AVAs per cm2 and five to 14 AVAs per cm2, respectively), whereas the eyelids… (More)