Courseware Recommendations
CVM 6903 Veterinary Anatomy


A variety of courseware web sites are available via the
Carnivore Anatomy Courseware &
Developmental Anatomy Courseware
sections of our University of Minnesota
Veterinary Anatomy Web Site.
The following recommendations present pertinent courseware in the
context of students taking CVM 6903 Veterinary Anatomy I

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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:
                              Anatomy Directions, Planes & Muscle/Joint Actions

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

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

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.
                              Canine Regional Planar Anatomy Quizzes



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. The site requires browsers to use a Flash Player plug-in. Additionally, a smart phone version of the content is available:
                              Veterinary Anatomy Concepts Checker
                              Veterinary Anatomy Concepts Checker (smart phone web app)

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.:
                              PNS Highlights Video Screencasts

This web site covers everything you would want to know about the ANS. Use it to supplement lecture material if you have the time and interest. The animations & quizzes, to help you learn pathways to visceral organs, requires browsers to use a Flash Player plug-in:
                              Autonomic Nervous System

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

Consider these animation quizzes to consolidate your cranial nerve knowledge for the final exam:
                              Cranial Nerves Animated Quiz



Developmental Anatomy (Embryology):

Explains organization of our Embryology courseware for online learning:
                              Embryology Courseware Online

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

Embryology is presented through a series of narrated screen presentations (screencasts):
                              Embryology Highlights (Screencasts)
                              Embryology Highlights (Mobile Devices)