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Rat Dissection

Students in biology are often tasked with dissecting a frog, but there are many other vertebrate models that can provide a rich experience in learning anatomy.   Common specimens include the fetal pig, shark, mink, cat, and the rat.   Rats are fairly inexpensive and are raised for …

Video of a Brain Dissection

This video shows the major parts of the brain, starting with the external anatomy where the pituitary gland, optic chiasma (nerves) , olfactory lobes, dura mater, and the parts of the brain stem:  midbrain, pons, medulla, and spinal cord.   The brain is the cut along the longitudinal …

Dissection of the Sheep Heart

The vessels of the heart are identified in this video: aorta, pulmonary trunk, brachiocephalic, and the vena cava.  The heart is then cut in half the the internal structures are revealed: the atria,  ventricles, bicuspid and tricuspid.