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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

Teeth Ureters

Tongue Villi

Papillae Pyloric sphincter

Umbilical cord Testes

Umbilical vein Epididymis

Umbilical arteries Vas deferens

Urinary bladder Collarbones

Thoracic cavity Thymus

Abdominal cavity Pericardial sac

Peritoneum Heart

Diaphragm Atria

Liver Ventricles

Gallbladder Lungs

Stomach Diaphragm

Greater omentum Trachea

Spleen Esophagus

Pancreas Larynx

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.


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