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[Video] Cats out of the bag

Anatomy lab dissects felines for the first time

Anatomy students dissect cats in lab, April 3.

Viewer discretion is advised while watching this reel due to its graphic dissection content.

Anatomy and physiology students let the cat out of the bag and onto the tray. Each person individually uses their scalpel to make incisions on the chest and back.

The overwhelming scent of formaldehyde filled the room as each group operated on their specimen. Formaldehyde is a common cosmetic used for preserving bodies after death.

The participants study the different tissues that make up the female feline’s muscle structure. They examine how tendons connect to bones and how the cat would function if it were alive.

The cats proved difficult to manipulate as Rigor Mortis already occurred. Rigor Mortis naturally transpires after a being has passed on and causes the remains to become stiff.

Next lab students will dissect the cat’s organs and study the bone structure, April 10.

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