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Sensory Organs

Sensory Organs

  • EAR - Ear: Individual ear with skin attached.  Tissue will be free of hair, and may have ear notches used for identification.  The ear is harvested at the base of the pina just before it meets the head.
  • EY - Eye: Individual eyeball with ½” of optic nerve attached.  The eye color will vary unless specified.  The tissue is packaged in a poly bag without solution unless specified.
  • EYS - Eye in Saline: Individual eyeball with ½” of optic nerve attached.  The eye color may vary unless specified.  Tissue is placed in a plastic container with lid in saline as a preservative solution.
  • EYL - Eye with Eyelid: Individual eyeball with ½” of optic nerve attached.  The eyelid and surrounding skin are attached to this tissue.  The eye color may vary unless specified.  The tissue is packaged in a poly bag without solution unless specified.  The attached skin piece is oval in shape and measures approximately 4” in diameter at the largest angle.
  • SK - Skin: Epidermal and dermal layers mechanically removed.  The sheet of skin measures 10” x 20”.  Keep in mind the animal goes through a brief scalding water bath after euthanasia to remove the hair from the skin.
  • TON - Tongue: The entire tongue is harvested up to the base.  There is no extra muscle attached.
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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.