Among ruminant animals, there are few studies on the brain of the goat (Capra hircus).
Our study demonstrates the first series of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-based anatomically
labeled sectioned images of the brain of the goat. T2-weighted dorsal MR images were acquired
with a 1.5-T Philips NT scanner with slice spacing of 4 mm thickness. Frozen cross-sectional
slices of goat brain were photographed and compared with the MR images. The cerebral
hemispheres, hippocampus, thalamus, hypothalamus, cerebellum, pons, myelencephalon and other
major features of the brain are clearly defined in the images. These MR images provide an
excellent soft tissue contrast and anatomic details of the brain of the goat. MR imaging provides a
mean for consistent evaluation of the goat brain structures that could be useful for evaluation of
diseases that affect the brain region.