Urinary System Anatomy

In this exercise you will identify the main components of the urinary system in the fetal pig. You will then dissect a sheep kidney in order to observe the internal structures of a kidney.

Click here to go to the Dissection Protocol for both the Pig and Sheep kidneys

Click here for a printable pdf of the protocols for both dissections

Review list

Fetal Pig Urinary System Sheep Kidney
Adrenal glands Renal calyces
Arcuate blood vessels Renal capsule>
Bladder Renal columns
Interlobar blood vessels Renal cortex
Interlobular blood vessels Renal medulla
Kidneys Renal papillae
Renal artery and vein Renal pelvis
Ureters Renal pyramids