Biliary System

Biliary System Tissue

  • Common Bile Duct (BD): This duct is harvested at a length of 3 mm.
  • Cystic Duct (CYD): This duct is harvested at a length of 1 mm.
  • Pancreas (PAN): One whole pancreas from one animal.
  • Duodenum (DU): Duodenum portion of the small intestine with or without intact mesentery. Contents are rinsed out with water and the tissue measures 12” in length.
  • Liver with Gall Bladder (LVGB): Liver with gall bladder and bile. Bile duct is tied off to retain the bile.
  • Liver with Hepatic Artery (LVHA): Liver with hepatic artery attached. The artery is not dissected.
  • Liver with Hepatic Portal Vein (LVHPA): Liver with approximately 1” of hepatic portal vein attached.L
  • Liver without Gall Bladder (LVWOGB)
  • Gall Bladder (GB): Harvested from the liver. It is optional to ligate the biliary duct to retain the bile in the bladder.

The Value of Animal Growth Charts in Biomedical Research

Our porcine growth chart allows clients to know the expected rate (average daily gain) of growth over time of our Yorkshire cross bred swine herd at all ages.