Fetal Pig Dissection || Pearls Before Swine
Did you know fetal pig organs are very similar to human organs? Learn how to dissect a fetal pig in this video, which also covers its external and internal anatomy and physiology. In this simple dissection, you’ll learn various parts of the mammalian anatomy, various parts of your anatomy, and which organ the umbilical cord leads to.
This dissection lab is for anyone who is curious about fetal pig anatomy, wants to cover fetal pig anatomy for a zoology course, missed the fetal pig dissection during biology class, or just wondered, “How does my body work?”. The video will teach you how to dissect a fetal pig step by step, and review the external and internal anatomy of the fetal pig.
In these videos, we’ll cover the following structures:
Teats Large intestine
Urogenital opening Anus
Soft palate Caecum
Hard palate Kidneys
Papillae Pyloric sphincter
Umbilical cord Testes
Umbilical vein Epididymis
Umbilical arteries Vas deferens
Urinary bladder Collarbones
Thoracic cavity Thymus
Abdominal cavity Pericardial sac
Greater omentum Trachea
Mesentery tissue Thyroid
Small intestine Salivary glands
Part 1: Mouth & Abdominal Cavity
Part 2: Reproductive System & Thoracic Cavity
If you want to learn more about fetal pig anatomy, here’s a link to a website with more detailed information, as well as diagrams:
If you have any questions regarding fetal pig anatomy, dissection methodology, or general biology, feel free to leave a comment. We'll try our best to reply.