To deal with diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries in animals a good veterinary student should completely understand the anatomy of animals. Among all the pet animals, dog is the most favorite; a recent survey says that 37.2% percent of the United States households own dogs. Hence it is all the more important for a veterinary student to understand the anatomy of a dog.
3-D Anatomy Software:
A veterinary student will regularly dissect animals, however for better understanding and for continued reference he will need a reliable resource. Biosphera has developed 3-D anatomy software for pet animals like rats, dogs and horse; out of all these software the 3-D canine anatomy is the most popular and widely used.
The virtual dog used for this software is a German Shepherd, and this software allows independent viewing (also combinations) of all major systems in a dog’s body. The individual and combined views coupled with different angles make this software highly suited for veterinary teachers, clinics, vet students and also interested pet owners. This layered software covers all the major systems of a dog like the
- Central Nervous System
- Alimentary Canal
- Urinary Track
- Lymphatic System
- Respiratory system
- Circulatory system
- Male/Female Reproductive system
Every system is showcased in detail, for instance in the respiratory system all important parts like the Bronchial tree, Accessory lobe of the lung, the diaphragmatic lobe, Hyoid bone, Larynx, apical lobe, trachea and cricoid cartilage can be identified individually. There is so much of detail about every internal part of the dog.
One need not be a tech savvy for using this software, it can be installed in most operating systems (windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and also Mac OS), and consumes minimal system resources. At $54 it is nominally priced; for every license bought you can install the software in two computers. You should have access to the internet at the time of activating the software, once the software is activated you don’t need internet access to use the software.
You can download the 3-D Anatomy software from their official website.
Note: Like every 3-d software this too should not be used as the only source of information. This software should be used only as an additional resource while learning anatomy.