HomePhilippine Journal of Veterinary Medicinevol. 45 no. 1 (2008)

Aberrant Hepatic Artery in a One Year Old Male Philippine Native Horse

Ceferino P. Maala | Joseph P. Olarve

Discipline: Veterinary Medicine




This is a first report in the horse of a hepatic artery arising from the cranial mesenteric artery. As a result, the celiac artery which normally trifurcates into the hepatic, left gastric and splenic arteries, bifurcated only into left gastric and splenic arteries. In addition to the hepatic artery, the cranial mesenteric artery gave off its usual branches, the middle colic artery, right colic artery, colic branch, medial cecal artery, lateral cecal artery, eleal artery and jejunal branches. The aberrant hepatic artery gave off its normal branches, namely, pancreatic, right gastric and gastroduodenal arteries.