Advances in Animal Science, Theriogenology, Genetics and Breeding

Utilization of formalin and altered gravity-feed treating strategy in veterinary life systems analyzation and practicals


Sade Adeola Michael, Ugbomeh Eugene and El-rufai Sanisu

Gravity feed embalming technique was used to preserve cadavers for teaching of gross anatomy and practicals. Six white Fulani cattle were used. The gravity feed technique was employed to embalm through the right common carotid artery. The right external jugular vein was used to drain blood from the vascular system concurrently. Complete embalming was achieved in about 10 h using an embalming fluid constituted of a combination of 10% formalin, phenol and glycerine. The technique demonstrated cost efficiency and reliability as there was minimal tissue and organ distortion.


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