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Comparative Mammary Anatomy
Goats & Sheep

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Goats and Sheep

 

The lactating goat (nanny) and sheep (ewe) each have two glands, each drained by a single teat with a single streak canal. They are located in the inguinal region. The teats vary considerably in size. Goat teats and udder are generally larger than the sheep's. Teats are wide at the base and protrude like a funnel from the udder (no specific point of connection). There are fine hairs on the teats. Blood and lymph systems are similar to the cow's.

Ewe with lamb.
Udder of a lactating ewe; side view.
Udder of a lactating ewe; rear view.
Lambs suckling a ewe.
Udder of a ewe from the right side. Note the two glands.
Udder of a ewe from the rear.
Udder of a lactating goat; rear view.
Udder of a lactating goat; side view.
Udder of a lactating goat.
Udder of a goat from the rear. Note the two glands.
Udder of a goat showing the funnel-shaped teat.
Udder of a goat. She has her rear leg lifted.

Mammary Structure