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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

Volume 23 (1):50-55, 2019.

Effect of oral potassium dichromate on ovaries and testes of Sprague Dawley rats.


Bader Khatlan Hameed, Laith Sofian Younis, Ayad Hameed Ibraheem


College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy and Histology, Tikrit University




Hameed BK, Younis LS, Ibraheem AH., Effect of oral potassium dichromate on ovaries and testes of Sprague Dawley rats, Onl J Vet Res 23 (1):50-55, 2019. Authors report effect of 24mg/kg potassium dichromate gavaged daily for 20 days on testes and ovaries of immature Sprague Dawley rats. Rats were sacrificed at day 20 and organ tissues prepared by standard histology for microscopy and results compared with untreated rodent tissue. The treatments induced necrosis and atrophy of seminiferous tubules with edema in the interstitial tissue of testis. In females, we detected lack of development and atrophy of follicles, hemorrhage and pyknosis in Leydig cells.


Key words : Potassium Dichromate , immature rats, ovaries testes, histology.