The Earthworm, starfish, frog, fetal pig, and human all have much in common; however, some have more in common than others. Many have a matching digestive system but not a matching skeletal or circulatory system. Thought numerous dissections we can compare and contrast the various animal systems and gain knowledge on more than just the external side of an animal.
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.
The procedure consisted of external anatomy. We were asked to exam several characteristics of the unborn pig which includes: determining the age of the fetus by measuring the body length from its snout to the rump, examine the amount of hair on body, examine the lips, nostrils, ears, eyes, feet, chest, stomach, nipples and sexual organs. The procedure also consisted of internal anatomy which includes the oral cavity, digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory system and urogenital system.
The fetal pig dissection was helpful for one to understand the body and all of the body’s functions. The procedures helped the students precisely do the dissection correctly. The questions that were assigned helped the students have a deeper understanding of the pig’s body. This dissection also helped the students become familiar with some of the organs in the body like the liver, heart, and intestines. All in all, this dissection was helpful in learning all about the body.
All organisms in the world have a range of systems and organs in their body. Some organisms may share similar body systems while others have absolutely nothing in common. Several of those organisms include humans, pigs, crayfish, and earthworms. From their mushy, gushy organs to their soft, gentle skin, you may think, “How are humans and pigs possibly alike? Or a crayfish and an earthworm?” In many ways they may not be, but in other ways, they are very much alike. The body systems that will be compared and contrasted of these organisms are the nervous, circulatory, reproductive, muscular, integumentary, digestive, excretory, and skeletal systems.
Sus scrofa, or the domestic pig is a member of the class Mammalia and the order Artiodactyla. Since we as humans are also a member of class Mammalia, we have a good deal in common biologically with pigs, although we might not like to think so. Since we have a good deal in common, it is very helpful for us to study these animals both anatomically and physiologically. We do this when we test medicines on pigs, perfect surgical procedures on pigs, and even when we used to use pig valves for replacements in human hearts. Thus the pig is a first-rate example of a mammal and the purpose of this lab is to recognize the specific similarities between the pig and ourselves as humans. To accomplish this we
Due to the fact that the fetal pig and the human being’s anatomy are extremely similar, with the exception of a few minor parts, the fetal pig will be a precise tool in learning about the anatomy of a human.
When society thinks about starfish, perch, chordate, and fetal pig they become extremely curious about how their bodies operate because of how they are made up. I will give a brief synopsis of all animals before going into major detail about them. According to the online website named dictionary.com, Starfish are any echinoderm of the class Asteroidea, having the body radially arranged, usually in the form of a star, with five or more rays or arms radiating from a central disk; asteroid (dictionary.com). It is known that a chordate is an animal belonging to the phylum Chordata, composed of true vertebrates and animals having a notochord (dictionary.com). According to research, a fetal pig is an animal in the phylum Chordata and class Mammalia (dictionary.com). A perch is known to be a certain kind of fish with very spiny fins (dictionary). Starfish, perch, chordate, and fetal pig are some very interesting animals that possess some exclusive qualities both similar and different.
Depending on how developed the pig is, the testes can be found in different locations, but for the fetal pig, the testes can usually be found within the abdomen, specifically the inguinal canals. If not, they will be found in the scrotal sacs.
¨We’ve been very good at getting heart, liver, lung because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part¨-Deborah Nucatola. Saling fetal tissue and fetal parts is wrong to the human race especially when directors sale these parts for studying, we are not test dummies to be tested on we are Human Beings.
Purpose: The purpose of this outline is to act as a guide and accompaniment to the Fetal Fibronectin Power Point as well as an aid for the Case Study learning activity.
The fetal pig was a great resource to dissect do to it’s similarities to the human body in which we study in anatomy class. In addition, the size of the organs make them easy to find and identify. Another reason we use the fetal pig is because many people do not think of pigs as pets. If people dissected cats, the mental damage done to the human dissecting it may scar them for life. It also may lead them a stray from the medical field. Fetal pigs have no real purpose, they are a product of the pork food industry. They are not intentionally bred for the purpose of dissection. Therefore, fetal pigs are the paramount of dissection. Fetal pigs are ultimately inexpensive.
For the past two-hundred years, dissection of the human cadaver has been the gold standard for teaching aspiring medical professionals the networking and layout of the human body. Surprisingly, cadaver usage has had a rather curious history.
The implications of Porcine Stress Syndrome (PSS) and how artificial selection has played a role in its growth will be discussed. The differences of PSS in both show pigs and commercial pigs and the impact that PSS can have on both industries will be gone into detail. Also the ethical implications of doing artificial selection that humans have been doing to livestock, and looking for ways to help stop similar genetic issues to PSS that were not intentionally selected for but are present in the gene pool.
Mother pigs spend most of their miserable lives in tiny gestation and farrowing crates so small that they can’t even turn around and forced to get pregnant over and over again, until their bodies can’t handle it anymore.. Males are either killed immediately, or castrated at a young age then kept only for their meat. Piglets, in general, are torn away from their mothers after only a few weeks, tails are chopped off, and the ends of their teeth are snipped off, then the spend days to weeks to months in cramped, crowded pens on slabs of filthy concrete until it gets decided what will happen to them.