Use the following fetal pig diagrams to review the anatomy of a fetal pig. Be sure to look through all of the diagrams to understand profoundly understand the anatomy of a pig. These pictures of fetal pig dissection are useful for learning the anatomy of the fetal pig, but you will also have to study the real pig photographs/dissection. The first one below is the photograph of a real dissected pig.
You can see in the real photograph of the fetal pig that had been dissected above the organs of the pig. Pigs have all of the same thoracic and abdominal organs as humans. There are small differences in a few organs. The anatomy of a fetal pig is similar to that of the adult pig in various aspects. The fetal pig’s digestive organs are well developed before birth, although it does not ingest food. These organs include the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines. Click on any of the fetal pig diagrams to view enlargements.
In the male fetal pig diagram, you can see that male fetal pigs have a urogenital opening located behind the umbilical cord. The swelling behind the hind legs of the fetal pig is the scrotum. If the fetal pig is a female, there will be a fleshy protrusion ventral near the anus called the genital papilla. The female’s internal reproductive system is located below the kidneys.
One human’s organ that is very similar to a pig’s is the heart. A pig heart and a human heart are similar in size, structure, and function. This is why pig hearts are sometimes used for dissection. With these fetal pig diagrams, students are able to gain a greater understanding of the fetal pig dissection and anatomy through understanding the illustration shown in the diagram. Download and print the diagram for your reference!