Dissecting a sheep's brain? - page 3

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 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!
    I think we all struggled with that issue...even the teacher admitted not liking the idea and he is a hunter and even raised his own goats. But unfortunately you won't learn it any better way, guaranteed! We found comfort in treating the animals with respect and dignity and remindint ourselves that this is for us to become better medical personel....prayer helps, too. You will get used to it....especially if your grade depends on it, I never thought I could do such thing but I did it!!!!!
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from catzy5
    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.
    Wow, a pig is one thing....a human....you are brave
  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from EJM
    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.)

    our lab room didn't smell at all not even a little our cadavers did not have any smell at all, however our Cats smelled pretty bad and I would often get dizzy working on them
  4. by   TemperStripe
    We did this but I found it to be incredibly boring. We had a clueless teacher who basically just said "ok, go" and didn't point anything out. So there we were w/ a giant grey blob of brains. Also, the biology class before us was "sharing" the sheep brains so half of them were already dissected. I left before class was over, went home and studied instead of continuing to waste time. This could probably be a cool lab if you had a decent teacher who was able to talk you through it. That was not the case for us.
  5. by   fleur-de-lis
    I loved dissecting, although I am an animal person too. I just tried not to think about it and made sure to at least learn something for the sacrifice the animal made. I am a visual learner so it did help.

    The smell always gave me a migraine until I started using Vicks Vaporub or aromatherapy oils under my nose. Works now that I am in nursing school when cleaning up BMs and infected wounds!
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from fleur-de-lis
    I loved dissecting, although I am an animal person too. I just tried not to think about it and made sure to at least learn something for the sacrifice the animal made. I am a visual learner so it did help.

    The smell always gave me a migraine until I started using Vicks Vaporub or aromatherapy oils under my nose. Works now that I am in nursing school when cleaning up BMs and infected wounds!
    I'll keep the Vicks in mind
  7. by   shippoRN
    fetal pig
    cow's eye ( i HATE eyes, soooo skeeves me out)
    sheep's brain I think

    The pig was cool and messy i did it twice, for bio lab and A+P lab
    I am so grateful to not having to do a cat.
  8. by   spb1
    We did cow eye, sheep brain and pig fetus for abdominals. It was very interesting and I like it. Working with the tools they give you is a bit frustrating and tying the pig fetus down on the lab tray was a challenge. Usually, it's just the smell that gets you. I wished I had remembered the Vicks Vapor Rub trick for this lab class.

    Susan
    :Ball:

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