Anatomical Positions of Fetal Pig
Superior (Dorsal)- toward the back, top of
Posterior– Anterior-toward the
toward the tail head
Medial- toward the midline
Lateral- toward the side
Inferior (ventral)- toward
the lower surface (belly)
Use a scalpel to cut the sides of the mouth so that the bottom jaw can be opened
for easier viewing (see the photograph below). You will need to cut through the
musculature and the joint that holds the lower jaw to the skull.
** Omit labeling Day #1 Diagrams!!! Instead take a photo of the oral cavity and identify the
parts as directed in your lab manual.
Press down on tongue and push hard
to break lower jaw slightly.
Underneath the tongue