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Fetal Pig Dissection. Ms. Klinkhachorn May 18, 2011 AP Biology. Your “Final”. There will be a written test and a lab practicum based on the fetal pig dissection Example: label this. label that. What sex is the pig sitting on the table? What is the posterior end of the pig?.

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Fetal pig dissection

Fetal Pig Dissection

Ms. Klinkhachorn

May 18, 2011

AP Biology


Your final

Your “Final”

  • There will be a written test and a lab practicum based on the fetal pig dissection

    • Example:

      • label this. label that.

      • What sex is the pig sitting on the table?

      • What is the posterior end of the pig?


Anatomical directions

Anatomical Directions

  • In all science courses, particularly those that deal with human anatomy, you’ll need to know how to talk about the directions on the body

  • There are different terms that refer to sides and regions of the body, and some names are relative to the other


Regions of the pig

Regions of the Pig


Anterior and posterior

Anterior and Posterior


Dorsal and ventral

Dorsal and Ventral


Medial and lateral

Medial and Lateral


Proximal and distal

Proximal and Distal


Anatomical directions1

Anatomical Directions


Determining the sex of your pig

Determining the Sex of Your Pig

  • Male

    • Urogenital tract opens beneath the umbilical cord

  • Female

    • Urogenital tract is located next to the anus


Male pig

Male Pig


Male pig1

Male Pig


Male pig2

Male Pig


Female pig

Female Pig


Female pig1

Female Pig


Securing the pig to the tray

Securing the Pig to the Tray

  • Tie string to the front right leg.

  • Loop string UNDERNEATH the tray and tie the other end of the string to the front left leg.

  • Repeat for the lower legs.


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Securing the Pig to the Tray


Dissecting tools

Dissecting Tools

  • Scalpel

  • Blunt Probe

  • Bent and straight needles

  • Steel blades

  • Dropper

  • Forceps

  • Scissors

  • T pins


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