Useful Anatomy Web Links

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A list of useful anatomy resources provided with permission by Vetgate

Veterinary anatomy museum

The Veterinary Anatomy Museum is situated within the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. This website provides a collection of over 30 photographs of specimens from the museum which can be viewed as a slide show, or selected by species, region of theanatomy, disease category, or type of specimen preparation of the specimen. Images include skeletons, plastinated organs, air and freeze dried organs, and plastic vascular casts of various animals.

Veterinary neurobiology laboratory preview/review

Provided on the web by the Veterinary Anatomy faculty at the University of Minnesota as part of their Web-Based Veterinary Anatomy Instruction, this site presents sets of laboratory images, each complete with explanatory text, pertaining to eight neurobiology labs. Images are in full colour and are organised under the headings neurohistology, spinal cord, brain, cranial nerves and vestibular system, cerebral cortex and motor centers, cerebellum, rhinencephalon and limbic system, and auditory and visual system. Although this site is provided for veterinary students at the University of Minnesota, it will be of use to any veterinary student studying neurobiology.

Veterinary neuroanatomy : brain gross anatomy

Provided on the Web by the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, this study material is aimed at veterinary students. The Gross Brain Anatomy educational resource provides access to gross anatomical images of the brains of domestic animals. Each image has optional labels to identify the various areas of the brain. Images include the brains of dogs, cats, sheep, and horses, and cover 6 brain divisions, cranial nerves, and ventricles and vessels. This resource was created by Dr Thomas F. Fletcher, and was last modified in 2003.

Carnivore and developmental anatomy lectures

Provided on the Web by the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota, this study material is aimed at veterinary students. This website provides access to Drs. Fletcher and Clarkson lecture presentations in carnivore anatomy and developmental anatomy. The lecture notes cover various parts of carnivore anatomy, and the development of systems such as the digestive system, genital system, and musculoskeletal development. Each set of notes contains images and diagrams, and is provided in PDF.

Rooney's guide to the dissection of the horse

This searchable database of colour images is designed to be a supplement to the text ' Rooney's Guide to the Dissection of the Horse, 7th edition, Orsini and Sack.' This educational web-based module was developed by Dr. Cameron Knight, BVSc, lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The images are available from seven chapters, which cover the neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, hind limb, forelimb, and head. Please note that all images, interfaces, and programming are under the copyright of the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine.

Interactive drawings for veterinary anatomists

This educational resource provides a collection of anatomical drawings for veterinary educators. This resource has been created by Donald R. Adams, Emeritus University Professor College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University. Drawings are presented as thumbnails, each linked to a 1024 X 768 pixel-sized Flash movie. Each movie has been created from text book images that are now in the public domain and the source for each image is provided. Terminology, for the most part, is according to the fifth edition of Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria NAV, 2005. Images are listed under drawings and dissections, and can be searched by both species and body regions. There is also an online forum for veterinary students to pose questions or comments on grossanatomy (registration is required to participate in the forum).

Veterinary anatomy : directions and planes

This freely available courseware on veterinary anatomy directions, planes, and muscle & joint actions is made available by the Veterinary Anatomy faculty at the University of Minnesota. Descriptions are provided as well as interactive animations illustrating direction terminology, anatomical planes, and muscle/joint actions pertinent to veterinary anatomy. This resource can be downloaded to your local hard disk (instructions are provided).

Canine planar anatomy

This interactive educational resource presents online 900x600 pixel images of canine cadavers sectioned in sagittal, transverse, and dorsal planes. Made freely available on the Web by the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, this resource is aimed at students. Each image has ten or more labels (accessible via the mouse or keyboard) and the images are grouped by the following regions: head & neck, thorax, abdomen & pelvis. Help and guidance on how to use this resource is provided.

Gaits : gait foot-fall patterns

This freely available courseware on gait foot-fall patterns is made available by the VeterinaryAnatomy faculty at the University of Minnesota. Aimed at veterinary students this resource aims to enable students recognise limb patterns of the major gaits exhibited by cursorial quadrupeds (running animals). This resource employs cartoon animations and covers walk, amble, trot, pace, canter, transverse gallop, and rotatory gallop. This resource can be downloaded to your local hard disk (instructions are provided).

Sheep brain dissection guide

The Sheep Brain Dissection Guide is an interactive tutorial which is published on the Web by the University of Scranton. The Guide consists of colour photographic images of each stage of a sheeps brain dissection, accompanied by explanatory text. The user may look at different views of each stage of the dissection and key areas of the brain are clearly labelled. Options are available to add or remove brain labels and the bandwidth of the images can be changed. The guide is currently being updated.

Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, The The Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) is a society for "teachers and researchers of anatomical subjects, including morphological aspects of cell biology, neuroscience and embryology as well as traditional medical and veterinary anatomy." This site provides information on the history of the Society, membership requirements, forthcoming meetings and events, and job vacancies. Details of the grants and prizes offered by the Society in the anatomical sciences are listed.

Sheep brain atlas

Published on the Web by Michigan State University (MSU), this sheep brain atlas was produced by John I. Johnson, Keith D. Sudheimer, Kristina K. Davis and Brian M. Winn, and was a collaborative project between the MSU Radiology Department, Neuroscience Program, and Communications Technology Laboratory. The atlas is comprised of coronal sections, each one 35 micrometers thick, and it is possible to obtain side, top or bottom views of the whole brain. For each section, anatomical labels are provided, and it is possible to view both cell and fibre staining. Photographs of the external surface of the brain, from top, bottom and side perspectives, are also provided.

Neuroanatomy correlation lab

Published on the Web by the College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, this teaching resource was produced by Michael D. Lorenz, DVM, dipl. ACVIM, who is professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the College. This site presents 10 case studies on neuroanatomy with accompanying radiographs for diagnosis by veterinary students. For each clinical case, students are provided with a history, physical examination findings, and the results of a complete neurological examination.

Primate anatomy and physiology

This resource on primate anatomy and physiology is part of a Web resource guide on primates, Primate Info Net (PIN), which is maintained by the Wisconsin Region Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin, USA. There are articles, images, and illustrations on primate anatomy and physiology collected from a variety of websites. Broad headings cover auditory system (ear); connective and adipose tissue, dental and oral structures, dermatoglyphics; digestive system; integument; musculoskeletal system; nervous system; reproductive system; visual system (eye) and weights and measures.

Functional anatomy of the horse foot

This illustrated document provides information on the functional anatomy of the horse foot. Authored by Robert C. McClure, Professor Emeritus, from the Department of Veterinary Anatomy, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia. This document is published on the Web by University Extension, University of Missouri-Columbia and was last revised during October 1999.

Mouse brain library

The Mouse Brain Library (MBL) is a collaborative project between Robert W. Williams (Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics, University of Tennessee) and Glenn D. Rosen (Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston). The mission of the Library is to systematically map and characterize genes that modulate the architecture of the mouse CNS. The site contains high-resolution images and databases of brains from many genetically characterised strains of mice. The MBL can be searched by strain, age, sex, body, or brain weight, and the collection now consists of images from approximately 800 brains and numerical data from just over 8000 mice. The MBL also provides access to online tutorials, online movies (in QuickTime format), and a collection of links to other interesting Web resources.

Net frog

Using still and moving images, this site provides an opportunity to learn and practice frog dissection. You can choose between the original tutorial developed in 1994 or the newer version from 2002. Each step in the process is first demonstrated with photographs, text and a QuickTime movie (the user can control the play by stopping, starting, and moving the film backwards and forwards). The demonstration is followed by a Let's practice section, in which the user follows an interactive exercise. The tutorial was originally developed at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia to help high school biology students learn about frog anatomy.

Image Data Base

Provided on the Web by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, this site provides access to a large database of high quality animal-related images. As the images are intended for use by animal health care students and professionals they include graphical images, although an image filter is supplied so that these images can be filtered out if required. The images can be searched by a combination of keyword, caption or ID if known, subject (categories include anatomy, surgical, diagnostic specimen, farm situations, necropsy, radiograph, procedure, parasite, and scenic), discipline, organ system, disease type, or patient information (including species, sex, colour, and age). A guide to searching is included and the images in this database are for non-commercial, educational use only. Information on crediting the source as Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine is provided.

Online Histology Guide

This virtual histology guide contains numerous labelled slides with explanations making it great for revision. It has been put together by T.Clark Brelje and Robert L. Sorenson. It also includes electron microscopy and some laboratory exercises.

Tufts University Pathology Images

This photographic collection represents the collective experience of more than fifty years in veterinary diagnostic pathology at Tufts University.

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