Fetal Pig Dissection Schedule
Prior to beginning dissection, watch Boreal Video: Fetal Pig Dissection
1- Dissection: name pig & tag; identify external anatomy; trace incisions with
scalpel & continue with opening of thoracic & abdominal cavities;
determine sex of your pig.
2- Thoracic (chest) cavity & throat: study structures & their functions from
checklist in preparation for quiz next session. Remove lungs when given
approval to do so.
3- Thoracic Cavity Quiz; when finished with quiz, begin work on abdominal
Abdominal Cavity: stretch out gut while keeping it intact; remove liver
when given approval to do so after identifying gall bladder and describing
Identify and study structures, as well as describing functions from items in
abdominal cavity checklist.
4- Abdominal Cavity: Study abdominal cavity structures and functions in
preparation for quiz next session.
5- Abdominal Cavity Quiz; dispose of pigs.