Looking for pictures of fetal pig anatomy dissection? This time we have a bunch of fetal pig diagrams for you in high quality pictures! Well, just like frogs and earthworms, fetal pigs are among the most common animals used in classroom dissection. There are several reasons for this, the main reason being that pigs, like humans, are mammals. Shared traits include common hair, mammary glands, live birth, similar organ systems, metabolic levels, and basic body form. Therefore, a fetal pig is a great choice for dissection because the size of the organs make them easy to find and identify. Use the following resources to review the anatomy of the pig. The first one below is the dissection guide.
Fetal pigs are unborn pigs used in elementary as well as advanced biology classes as objects for dissection. Pigs, as a mammalian species, provide a good specimen for the study of physiological systems and processes due to the similarities between many pig and human organs. While pictures are useful for learning the anatomy of the fetal pig, be careful with only memorizing drawings. Real pigs are not as cleanly pictured and the parts not perfectly aligned. Be sure to study the real pig photographs also. Okay, more fetal pig diagrams are posted below.
The diagrams above include the labels for the arteries, muscles, and bones of fetal pig. The anatomy of a fetal pig is similar to that of the adult pig in various aspects. Systems that are similar include the nervous, skeletal, respiratory, (neglecting the under developed diaphragm), and muscular. Other important body systems have significant differences from the adult pig.
The fetal pig’s digestive organs are well developed before birth, although it does not ingest food. All these pictures can be saved for free. Just click on the image to enlarge and save it. Learn more about the other animal dissection diagrams through the other posts that we have provided in the previous posts!