Courseware Recommendations
Carnivore Anatomy (CVM 6903)

A variety of courseware web sites are described on the
Carnivore Anatomy Courseware &
Developmental Anatomy Courseware
sections of our
Minnesota Veterinary Anatomy Web Site.
The following courseware recommendations are pertinent in the
context of Minnesota students studying Veterinary Anatomy (CVM 6903).

Anatomy Dissection Related:

This web site is useful at the start of your study. It illustrates/animates directional terms & planes used to navigate the cadaver:

This site is the most intensely used by students. It illustrates cadaver dissections and presents dissection videos per lab:

This web app is useful during the first nine carnivore anatomy labs. It enables you to self-assess your muscle knowledge:

This site is of interest because it give you a different (planar) perspective of anatomy when you dissect viscera and the head. It includes MRI, CT, and cadaver slab images.

Anatomy Lecture Related:

This web site focuses on anatomical concepts, giving you an opportunity to clarify conceptual understanding via self-assessment. Use it to confirm your knowledge and develop reassurance that you grasp essential anatomical ideas. Additionally, a smart phone version of the content is available:

Narrated synopses (screencasts) highlighting the carnivore Peripheral Nervous System are presented as mp4 streaming video clips. The video topics are: PNS vs CNS divisions of the nervous system; Neuron and Neurohistology background information; Spinal Nerves; Cranial Nerves; and Autonomic Nervous System.:

This web site presents autonomic nervous system anatomy and autonomic physiology & pharmacology. Visceral efferent nerve pathways to canine body regions are emphasized with pathway animations.

This site comprehensively covers the urinary bladder and urethra. Look at the anatomy and embryology sections:

This web app presents canine cranial nerves and cranial nerve nuclei, including: a cranial nerve innervation summary table; canine brain attachment sites of cranial nerve roots; identification of nuclear neuron columns per fiber-type in brainstem cartoons; cranial nerve nuclei shown within brainstem transverse tisue sections; and cranial nerve & nuclei innervation targets. It may be used to supplement neuroanatomy lab materials pertaining to cranial nerves and nuclei.

Developmental Anatomy (Embryology):

Explains organization of our Embryology courseware for online learning:

Embryology is presented through a series of core questions per topic:

Embryology is presented through a series of narrated screen presentations (screencasts):