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This package contains 50 videos that may be streamed at any time for 365 days (from date of purchase).
- Cell Surface Structures
- Cell Organelles
- Epithelial Glands
- Connective Tissue
- Cartilage & Joints
- Anal Canal
- Erythrocytes & Platelets
- Lymphatic Tissue
- Lymphatic Organs
- Digestive Glands
- Tubular Organs
- Oral Cavity
- Tooth Development
- Simple Stomach
- Ruminant Stomach
- Avian Stomach
- Upper Respiratory Tract
- Lower Respiratory Tract
- Endocrine 1
- Endocrine 2
- Kidney Overview
- Uriniferous Tubule
- Urinary Tubular Organs
- Male Reproductive Ducts & Glands
- Male Urethra
- Female Reproductive Tubes
- Estrous Cycle
- Changes in Estrous Cycle
The Cell Surface Structures video is an introduction to cytology, histology, and the importance of H&E staining in organelle identification. Light microscopic images, EM images, or illustrations are used to observe and discuss plasma membrane, endocytosis, exocytosis, basal lamina, glycocalyx, microvilli, cilia, stereocilia, and junctional complexes.
The Cell Organelles video discusses organelles, cytoskeleton, nucleus, cell growth/death, and observes these concepts through images and illustrations. Emphasis is placed on H&E staining for identifying organelles microscopically.
The Epithelium video covers the general characteristics of epithelia, how to describe/name the type of epithelium, and the general locations and functions of epithelia.
The Epithelial Glands video is an introduction to glands, briefly describing exocrine vs. endocrine glands defining the methods (merocrine, apocrine, holocrine), and the nature (serous, mucous) of secretions, and providing examples. More detail of glands will be covered in the endocrine system and other systems including the integument, digestive, and reproductive systems
The Connective Tissue video gives an overview of connective tissue, the cells found in connective tissues, fiber types, ground substance, and describes the morphology, function, and location of the proper connective tissues (loose, dense irregular, and dense regular). The video includes an overview of a few pathological conditions.
The Cartilage & Joints video examines cartilage formation and growth, its function, and the morphology of the different types of cartilage (hyaline, elastic, fibrocartilage). The video discusses joints by examining fibrous, cartilaginous, and synovial joints.
The Bone video covers the cellular components, functions, types (mature, immature), cancellous or compact configurations, and the formation (intramembranous, endochondral) and growth of bones.
The Muscle video observes the structure, function, and mechanism of contraction for skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle, and histologically compares them to allow the proper identification in sections.
The Nervous video examines the cellular components of the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS), morphology and general functions of the meninges, cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, spinal cord, and covers a few peripheral nerve endings. The video includes some gross anatomy images.
The Skin video covers the structure and function of the epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis of the skin as an introduction to the integumentary system.
The Hair video discusses the structure of hair (simple, compound, tactile), wool, sweat glands (apocrine, merocrine), sebaceous glands, and hair growth.
The Anal Canal video covers the structure of the anal canal and the function of the anal glands, circumanal glands (superficial, deep), and the anal sac.
The Claw video provides a brief overview of the histological structure of a dog claw.
The Mammary video discusses the general structure and development of the mammary gland, morphology and function of the alveoli, microscopically examines the ducts and structures of the tea, and summarizes the milk letdown process.
The Leukocytes video covers the nature and function of blood; examines the morphology, function, and point of election of leukocytes (WBCs) as a group/individually; and discusses the morphological differences between species.
The Erythrocytes & Platelets video examines the function and morphology of erythrocytes in most domestic mammals, reptiles, and avian species. Briefly discusses blood types and universal donors, observes morphological variations and their significance, and examines the function and morphology of platelets and thrombocytes.
The Hematopoiesis video examines blood formation and concentrates primarily on the erythrocytic and granulocytic lines.
The Heart video reviews blood flow through the heart and the layers of the heart; examines the endocardium, valves, myocardium, and epicardium; and after discussing the path of conduction through the heart, examines Purkinje fibers.
The Vessels video covers the microscopic structure and function of vessels; and identifies elastic; mixed; muscular and small arteries; arterioles; capillaries and venues; small, medium, and large veins; and lymphatic capillaries and vessels.
The Lymphatic Tissue video introduces the histology of the lymphatic system and covers lymphocytes, antigen-presenting cells, reticular cells, and lymphatic tissues (isolated lymphatic nodules, tonsils, Peyer's patches).
The Lymphatic Organs video examines the morphology and function of the primary lymphatic organs (thymus and cloacal bursa), some bone marrow, and lymph nodes.
The Spleen video examines the structure of the spleen, cellular components of the red and white pulp, and the circulation through the spleen. The video also includes a discussion on the hemal node of ruminants.
The Digestive Glands video examines the histological structure and function of the salivary glands; including identifying the parotid, mandibular, sublingual, and zygomatic glands; and pancreas in a canine. The video also examines the microscopic structure of the exocrine and endocrine pancreas.
The Liver video examines the morphology of the liver, blood flow, lymph, and bile; the relationship of blood flow to pathology; and cellular morphology and function.
The Gallbladder video covers the gross structure of the gallbladder and its ducts, bile secretion and recycling (enterohepatic circulation), and the microscopic structure and function of the gallbladder.
The Tubular Organs video is an overview of the layers and structures that make up tubular organs within animals.
The Oral Cavity video examines the structure and function of the lips, cheek, tongue (mechanical and gustatory papillae), developing and maturing teeth, and palate.
The Tooth Development video discusses the development of the brachydont tooth, histology of the developing tooth/mature tooth, and compares the hypsodont tooth.
The Esophagus video discusses the structure and function of the esophagus by examining multiple specimens and comparing differences amongst the domestic species. Includes discussion and examination of avian esophagus and crop.
The Simple Stomach video examines the structure and function of the simple stomach; focuses on the esophageal, cardiac, proper gastric, and fundic gland regions; and identifies the mucous neck cells, parietal, and peptic cells.
The Ruminant Stomach video examines the microscopic structure and function of the ruminant stomach (rumen, reticulum and omasum, true stomach, and abomasum), discusses the reticular groove, and examines traumatic reticulopericarditis. The video also considers the structure and function of the llama/alpaca stomach.
The Avian Stomach video examines the microscopic structure and function of the proventriculus (glandular stomach) and the ventriculus (gizzard) of the bird.
The Intestines video examines the structure and function of the small intestines (duodenum, jejunum, ileum) and large intestine (colon, rectum, anal canal), and discusses characteristics that help differentiate segments of the intestine and portions of the digestive tract.
The Upper Respiratory Tract video examines the structure and function of the nasal turbinates (nasal, ethmoid), hard and soft palates, larynx, and trachea. The video also briefly discusses the laryngeal hemiplegia and collapsing trachea.
The Lower Respiratory Tract video examines the lower respiratory tract (bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli), pulmonary pleura, and discusses some pathologies.
The Endocrine 1 video examines the pituitary gland (adenohypophysis and neurohypophysis) and the pineal gland, hormone secretion, and the effects of melatonin on seasonally polyestrous animals.
The Endocrine 2 video examines the thyroid gland, the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland, the parathyroid gland, the adrenal cortex, and the adrenal medulla. Includes discussion on secretion, effects of secretion, and reviews islets of Langerhans and gastrointestinal endocrine cells.
The Kidney Overview video covers the general gross and microscopic structure of the kidney including circulation and function. More details on the microscopic structure and function of the uriniferous tubule will be covered separately.
The Uriniferous Tubule video examines the histological structure and function of each segment of the uriniferous tubule (nephron and collecting tube), filtration barrier of the renal corpuscle, the juxtaglomerular complex, and effects of diuretics.
The Urinary Tubular Organs video examines the histology and function of the renal pelvis, ureter, urinary bladder, female urethra, and highlights their distinctive features.
The Testis video introduces the male reproductive system by examining the structure and function of the cells within the testis (Sertoli, Leydig, spermatogenic cells) and spermatogenesis.
The Male Reproductive Ducts & Glands video examines the structure and function of the spermatic cord, spermatozoa as it leaves the convoluted seminiferous tubule, rete testis, efferent ducts, epididymal duct, and ductus deferens. The video also discusses accessory genital glands including the vesicular, seminal vesicle, prostate, and bulbourethral gland.
The Male Urethra video examines the structure and function of the pelvic and penile urethra and describes the difference between the musculocavernous and fibroelastic penis.
The Ovary video introduces the female reproductive tract by examining the structure of the ovary, follicular development, ovulation, post-ovular development, and follicular atresia. Includes discussion on the secretion of testosterone, estrogen, inhibin, prostaglandin, and relaxin by the various ovarian/follicular structures.
Note: The video uses feline, canine, bovine, equine, and porcine ovaries.
The Female Reproductive Tubes video examines the structures and functions of the tubular organs of domestic animals including the oviduct/uterine tube, uterus, cervix, vagina, and vestibule. Includes discussion on the transport of the ovum through the oviduct.
The Estrous Cycle video discusses the estrous cycle in domestic animals by examining cycling patterns and changes in the ovary, uterus, vagina, and vulva. Includes examination of canine vaginal smears.
The Changes in Estrous Cycle video discusses the histological changes of the female reproductive system (ovary, uterus, vagina, vulva), estrous cycle of the mammal, and examines canine vaginal smears.
The Placentation video discusses the function of placenta, examines placentation (attachment of the fetal membranes and endometrium), and considers placental classification while examining examples amongst domestic species. All specimens used in the video were acquired as incidental findings post-mortem.
The Ear video examines the structure and function of the external, middle, and internal ear. It primarily focuses on the microscopic structure of the internal ear, including the cochlea and the saccule, utricle, and semicircular canals of the vestibule.
The Eye video examines the structure and function of the eye, including the outer fibrous layer, middle vascular layer (uvea), inner neuroepithelial layer (retina), and the chambers and the lens. The video also discusses the structures that produce, and components of the tear film in addition to accommodation, ramp retina, and the flow of the aqueous humor.