The digestive system consists of the organs directly concerned in the reception and digestion of food, its passage through the body and the expulsion of the unabsorbed portion. The digestive system consists of the mouth, pharynx, alimentary canal and accessory organs (teeth, tongue, salivary glands, liver and pancreas). The alimentary canal is a muscular tube extends from the pharynx to the anus. It consists of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and anal canal.
DVM first year students will be able to:
- Differentiate the different parts of the digestive system.
- Identify the species differences within the different parts of the digestive system.
- Correlate the structure of the digestive system to specific clinical conditions