Courseware Recommendations
Carnivore Anatomy Students

Note: A complete list of courseware content is presented within the
Carnivore Anatomy Courseware &
Developmental Anatomy Courseware
pages 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 web app is of interest because it give you a planar perspective of viscera and head anatomy that is different from the dissection viewpoint. It presents MRI, CT, and cadaver slab images:

Anatomy Lecture Related:

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

Narrated synopses highlighting the carnivore Peripheral Nervous System are presented as mp4 streaming video clips (screencasts). 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 includes physiology & pharmacology. Visceral efferent nerve pathways to canine body regions are emphasized. Preganglionic and postganglionic pathway animations are featured.

This web site presents urinary bladder & urethra embryology, anatomy, physiology and innervation:

This web app depicts canine Cranial Nerves and Cranial Nerve Nuclei, including: a nerve innervation summary table; canine brain attachment sites of nerve roots; identification of nuclear neuron columns per fiber-type in brainstem cartoons; 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 the organization of our Embryology Courseware for online learning:

Embryology is presented through a series of core questions. Short & detailed answers are supplied per question:

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