Fetal Pig Dissection Lab Report

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Fetal Pig Dissection: Lab Report Friday, December 06, 2013 Saadaf Mohsin Gurjot Randhawa Manvir Benipal Mrs. J. Chohan SBI 3UO Introductory Dissecting animals helps students better understand the anatomy of, in this case, a fetal pig, and helps us prepare for what University has to offer, depending on what one will study. Purpose The purpose of the fetal pig dissection was to understand the scientific process of dissection and gain hands-on experience of the internal and external anatomy of the fetal pig. In addition to this, the fetal pig dissection helps students better interpret the relative position and sizes of organs, as well relation between organ and organ system. Hypothesis Gurjot, Manvir and…show more content…
1. With the chart given above under procedure 1, we determined that our fetal pig was approximately 55 days, as the length of the fetal pig was 37 cm long. 3a. The function of the umbilical cord is to transport nutrients to the fetal pigs from the mother pig. 3b. Two blood vessels were seen within the umbilical cord. 4. The sex of our pig, Gurjot Jr., is male. 5. There were 4 toes on each foot, therefore 16 toes total. Also, it was positioned; front feet curled inwards and back feet are flat (normal pos.). 6. Yes, our fetal pig contained hair on his chin, had eyelashes, and had a tongue as well. 9. The gallbladder connects to the top left portion of the small intestine. 10. As we lifted the small intestine, we noticed the large intestine. Also, the advantage of having mesentery film is that it keep one's intestines together. As I, Saadaf made an effort to fully isolate the small intestine to measure it's length, I had to cut through the mesentery to fully isolate the small intestine from itself. 11. Vital substances the pancreas provides us with is insulin. Insulin makes our body's cells absorb glucose from the blood. The glucose is stored in the liver and muscle as glycogen and stops the body from using fat

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