Beef Cattle, Small and Backyard Flocks, Companion Animals May 23, 2012 Print Friendly and PDF

In Mammals: The vagina is the copulatory portion of the female’s reproductive tract. The vestibule portion of the vagina also serves for passage of urine during urination. The vagina also serves as a canal through which young pass when born.

In Birds: The vagina is the portion of the avian reproductive tract where the bloom/cuticle is added to the egg just prior to the egg being laid.

Avian female reproductive tract


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.