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Common Carotid Arteries

The carotid arteries supply blood to the head and neck.  In humans, the right common carotid branches from the brachiocephalic artery and the left common carotid branches directly from the arch of the aorta.   On the cat, as shown in the photograph, both common carotids branch from the …

Brachiocephalic Artery in Cats

In humans, the arch of the aorta has three main branches that deliver blood to the head and arms.  The cat only has two vessels that branch directly from the aorta.   Many of the cat diagrams will show the following diagram to help you locate the brachiocephalic …

Heart and Aorta

  Photo of the heart of a cat shows the major vessels:  aorta, brachicephalic, common carotid, subclavian, and coronary vessels.

Vessels that Leave the Heart

This video shows the heart and the major vessels that branch from it on a dissected cat.  The superior vena cava, aorta, subclavian, and brachiocephalic vessels are shown clearly to help students identify them on their own specimens.