My A&P class dissected a sheep's brain, a cow's eye, and a cow's heart. They were not fresh but preserved, and the lack of detail made the whole thing seem like a waste of time. The lab book had better pictures.
I will be going to gloucester county in nj. If we have cats I should be a pro! LOL!! Deceased subjects defiantly look much different then the real thing. I really enjoyed the dissection but not the smell!! Stays on your stuff for days!!! That just reminded me I think I threw out my dissection tools
We've used sheep brains and eyes, cow hearts, fetal pigs, and small pigs. The cow hearts were cool because they were so big and we could see most parts well. The sheep parts and fetal pigs were nice to only use once. But we kept the small pigs all semester and did each system separately, I was tired of that thing!
It would've been nice to use cadavers, but as someone previously mentioned, there's no way the school would have paid for that.