Special Sub-Topic: Canine Anatomy
|You are now staring at a dog skeleton and notice the retroarticular foramen and hypoglossal canal. Where the heck are they?|
The skull. These are externally visible, if you look closely enough. And know what you're looking for. That's the hard part.
|Oh no! Your dog has developed sialocele! Where's the trouble?|
Salivary gland. In this condition there's a discontinuity in a major salivary duct, resulting in cystlike accumulations of saliva in adjacent tissues. Ugh.
|You have a brachycephalic dog. It may have trouble with what normal function?|
Breathing. Brachycephalic dogs (pugs, Pekinese and the like) have squashed-in faces that can seriously interfere with their breathing.
|Your dog has GDV. What organ is affected? |
Stomach. GDV stands for gastric dilatation and volvulus, a potentially fatal condition that most commonly occurs in large breed dogs. It occurs when gas is trapped in the stomach and accumulates. The stomach can twist on itself, cutting off circulation.
|Your dog was bitten on the pinna. What hurts? |
Ear. The pinna is the portion of the ear that is visible externally.
|Your dog broke his crus. What hurts?|
Leg. The crus is the region of the pelvic limb extending between the knee and the ankle.
|What is the gemellus?|
A muscle. The gemellus rotates the limb laterally at the hip.
|Dogs have tonsils.|
t. They can even get tonsillitis.
|A good place to take a blood sample is from the jugular vein. |
t. The dog's external vein is big and it is near the surface. Thus it is an excellent site for the collection of a large amount of blood.
|What bone connects directly with the scapula? |
The humerus. The ulna and radius are attached to the humerus. And there is nothing funny about it, either.
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