Nervous System

Nervous System Tissue

  • Brain Whole (BRW): All hemispheres of the brain with the absence of the dura mater.
  • Brain Cut in half (BRC): All hemispheres of the brain intact with a complete cut through the sagittal plane.
  • Head (HD): The head with or without ears and eyes attached.  Skin and muscle is attached.
  • Skull (SKL): Skull with brain intact.  The muscle and skin are removed.  The mandible is removed.
  • Spinal Cord (SC): The spinal cord is removed from the vertebral column when the column is cut on the sagittal plane.  The harvested tissue measures approximately 12” in length.

The Value of Animal Growth Charts in Biomedical Research

Our porcine growth chart allows clients to know the expected rate (average daily gain) of growth over time of our Yorkshire cross bred swine herd at all ages.