Dissecting a sheep's brain? - page 2

I'm dissecting a sheeps brain in my next A&P lab, anyone every do that? It sounds kind cool, I'm a little excited and freaked at the same time. What do you guys have to dissect in A&P?... Read More

  1. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from augigi
    Man, I don't think I could dissect a kitty cat!!
    The little fetal pigs were difficult enough....I have 3 cats at home and REALLY would have difficulty with that.
  2. by   Spidey's mom
    Sheep brain, beef heart . . .but we also had two cadavers, male and female.

    Two new ones each year.

    It was fascinating. Scary at first but I ended up loving it!

    I brought the sheep's brain home to show to my kids.

    steph
  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from stevielynn
    Sheep brain, beef heart . . .but we also had two cadavers, male and female.

    Two new ones each year.

    It was fascinating. Scary at first but I ended up loving it!

    I brought the sheep's brain home to show to my kids.

    steph


    bahahaha Steph you sound like me.

    i have already told my family I get to bring the sheep brain home I am excited about it I wish we could bring it all home!

    We have only one cadaver it differs every year we get a new one, we had a male this time we get a new one in January hoping for a female. I just finished up muscles usually someone pulls the cadaver out in the am, I hadn't done it until Friday (on my own) I didn't realize I would have to peel off his skin to get to the muscles that was a little odd but yet cool at the same time.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from catzy5
    bahahaha Steph you sound like me.

    i have already told my family I get to bring the sheep brain home I am excited about it I wish we could bring it all home!

    We have only one cadaver it differs every year we get a new one, we had a male this time we get a new one in January hoping for a female. I just finished up muscles usually someone pulls the cadaver out in the am, I hadn't done it until Friday (on my own) I didn't realize I would have to peel off his skin to get to the muscles that was a little odd but yet cool at the same time.
    I loved dissection theatre - surprised myself there though. I was sure I wouldn't be able to do it.

    I have to say though that I was a vegetarian for about a year after . . . . chicken broth looks alot like the adipose tissue juices . . .

    steph
  5. by   live4rachael
    We dissected the sheep brain, I thought it was fun. I wish we did more dissecting..
  6. by   Logos
    The sheep brain was cool, I don't think I could do a person!
  7. by   slou!
    Ugh, I am NOT looking forward to doing this. Not because I don't think I can handle seeing an animals insides or will be grossed out, but I am really against dissection of animals and animal cruelty.. This really sucks!
  8. by   catzy5
    Quote from Logos
    The sheep brain was cool, I don't think I could do a person!

    The perons was really good I am glad we had that oppurtunity I had no problem with him at all, the very first time I saw him I was sad though and thought someone lost their grand pa. Other then that he was a huge help to learning the actual muscles, organs and structures.
  9. by   catzy5
    Quote from slou!
    Ugh, I am NOT looking forward to doing this. Not because I don't think I can handle seeing an animals insides or will be grossed out, but I am really against dissection of animals and animal cruelty.. This really sucks!

    ya it was actually harder doing the cats (for me) as I knew the cadaver donated his body to us where the cats didn't have a choice. However I will say my cat was scrawny and loaded with fleas I have a feeling he was pretty ill before we got him. I told my lab partners lets pretend we are trying to save his life. But in all actuallity after the initial cut you forget about what you are working on and focus just at the task at hand.
  10. by   NCVegRN
    Quote from slou!
    Ugh, I am NOT looking forward to doing this. Not because I don't think I can handle seeing an animals insides or will be grossed out, but I am really against dissection of animals and animal cruelty.. This really sucks!
    Thank you. I am so glad to read someone say this. I took anatomy online with no lab dissections. Guess what - I passed it with an A, passed nursing school with a high GPA, passed NCLEX the first time in 75, and now I am on my way to being a great nurse.

    Even if I didn't have a problem with the pointless cruelty and the nefarious methods used to obtain these animals, studies show people who do computer simulations actually learn better. Many prestigious medical schools have dropped animal dissection from their programs.

    Comparative Studies of Dissection and Other Animal Uses

    TEACHKIND.ORG > Policy > Dissection

    http://www.janewrdh.com/students/college.htm

    There are alternatives and they are effective.

    We all have the right to educate ourselves about all aspects of our lives and act accordingly - conscious living.

    Nursing involves a lot of compassionate care, I just don't feel dissection has a place in shaping the foundation of our nursing practice.
  11. by   blueyesue
    Quote from stevielynn
    Sheep brain, beef heart . . .but we also had two cadavers, male and female.

    Two new ones each year.

    It was fascinating. Scary at first but I ended up loving it!

    I brought the sheep's brain home to show to my kids.

    steph
    I am taking A&P next semester. We too have a male and a female cadaver. I am scared about it. I heard that the room has a horrible stench too. :uhoh21: Maybe I will put some of the special orange scent under my nose. That's what we did when I was a dental assistant. (Many people come in with horrible breath or infected teeth.)
  12. by   slou!
    Quote from NCVegRN
    Thank you. I am so glad to read someone say this. I took anatomy online with no lab dissections. Guess what - I passed it with an A, passed nursing school with a high GPA, passed NCLEX the first time in 75, and now I am on my way to being a great nurse.

    Even if I didn't have a problem with the pointless cruelty and the nefarious methods used to obtain these animals, studies show people who do computer simulations actually learn better. Many prestigious medical schools have dropped animal dissection from their programs.

    Comparative Studies of Dissection and Other Animal Uses

    TEACHKIND.ORG > Policy > Dissection

    http://www.janewrdh.com/students/college.htm

    There are alternatives and they are effective.

    We all have the right to educate ourselves about all aspects of our lives and act accordingly - conscious living.

    Nursing involves a lot of compassionate care, I just don't feel dissection has a place in shaping the foundation of our nursing practice.

    Thank you so much for posting these! During junior high my school was awesome about giving everyone a choice about dissections from the start. If we didn't want to, there was a computer version to do.
    High school was kind of a hassle but they let me use computer versions too. I don't see why it was a hassle when they were the ones who had the computer versions but they let me and a couple other students do them electronically.
    I am actually taking anatomy online too, but not really by choice. I didn't pass the math placement exam for my school, which puts me a semester behind in sciences so I will be doing it over the summer and taking it online!
    So does the veg in your username stand for vegetarian/vegan? I was vegan for a couple years, but now I am vegetarian again..
  13. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from stevielynn
    I loved dissection theatre - surprised myself there though. I was sure I wouldn't be able to do it.

    I have to say though that I was a vegetarian for about a year after . . . . chicken broth looks alot like the adipose tissue juices . . .

    steph
    You know I am having the same problem with this year's upcoming X-Mas ham.....will stick to mashed potaoes and beans

close