Chapter 7: Dissection of Head and Brain

IMPORTANT NOTE: For diagrams, more detailed information, etc., please reference Guide to the Dissection of the Dog (DG), pages 236-275 and 277-313 (8th ed.).

This chapter is split into six parts:

  • Head Removal, Skinning, and Superficial Structures
  • Veins, Salivary Glands, and Superficial Nerves
  • Oral Cavity, Tongue, Pharynx, Larynx, and Associated Muscles
  • Arteries and Nerves
  • Orbit, Eyeball, and Associated Structures
  • Brain and Spinal Cord

Your mission is to work with your dissection teammates to complete all six parts of this dissection in the allotted amount of time associated with the head and brain dissection. All terms in bold font that are not italicized are fair game for quizzes and exams. (Italicized terms are for your information only and are not testable information.) 

Click this link to access the complete Dissection of Head and Brain learning objectives and terms list; this material can also be found on the course Canvas site.


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