The dissection of the fetal pig in the laboratory is important because pigs and humans have the same level of metabolism and have similar organs and systems. Also, fetal pigs are a byproduct of the pork food industry so they aren 't raised for dissection purposes, and they are relatively inexpensive.
Procedure - as in the text book
The purpose of such activity is to dissect the fetal pig and observe various organs.
Forceps and probe
Using a ruler, measure the length of the pig from the snout to the tail. Use graph to estimate the age of the fetal…show more content… The bile emulsifies fats and neutralizes acids in partly digested food. A muscular valve in the common bile duct opens, and the bile flows from the gallbladder into the cystic duct, along the common bile duct, and into the duodenum.
Pancreas - The pancreas is a small organ located near the lower part of the stomach and the beginning of the small intestine. This organ has two main functions. It functions as an exocrine organ by