Table 1. Portuguese Water Dog Autopsy Protocol I. Gross Metrics II

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Table 1. Portuguese Water Dog Autopsy Protocol
I. Gross Metrics
Weight
body weight (lb)
tongue (g)
brain, total (g)
cerebral hemispheres (g)
pons (g)
cerebellar hemispheres (g)
medulla oblongata (g)
temporalis (g)
lung right caudal lobe (g)
lung right accessory lobe (g)
lung right medial lobe (g)
lung right cranial lobe (g)
lung left caudal lobe (g)
lung left medial lobe (g)
lung left cranial lobe (g)
heart (g)
esophagus weight (g)
stomach (g)
pancreas (g)
liver & gall bladder (g)
gall bladder (g)
adrenal (g)
spleen (g)
Method
intrinsic muscles only
left, right
vacated of residual blood
vacated of residual food
both lobes
left, right
Length
achilles tendon (mm)
neck length (cm)
right ear pinna (cm)
left ear pinna (cm)
trunk length (cm)
trunk circ. (cm)
trunk circ. (cm)
sternum length (cm)
tail length (cm)
trachea length (cm)
trachea height (mm)
trachea width (mm)
ventricle, l, width (mm)
ventricle, r, width (mm)
esophagus (cm)
small intestine (cm)
large intestine (cm)
Method
muscle belly to insertion
occiput to Neural Spine of C7
pinna tip to skull
pinna tip to skull
tail base to Neural Spine of
C7
level of xiphoid
level of axilla
manubrium to xiphoid
base to tip
base of cricoid to carina
3rd and 4th ring below cricoid
3rd and 4th ring below cricoid
caliper thickest point
caliper thickest point
anterior trachea to stomach
II. Histological sections
Organ
sampled
Location of Sample
skin
nasal
skin
dorsum of back
skin
Right hock (ankle)
eye
right, all structures
tongue
tonsils
salivary gland
lymph node
thyroid
parathyroid
brain
pituitary
spinal cord
lung
heart
heart
heart
heart
heart
kidney
adrenal glands
urinary bladder
spleen
right kidney (g)
liver
left kidney (g)
bladder & urethra (g)
prostate (g)
triceps (g)
gluteus medius (g)
quadriceps femoris group (g)
liver
gall bladder
pancreas
pancreas
stomach
duodenum
right side
right side
right side
papillary region
right hock (ankle)
right side
right side cervical
right
right side
all structures
all portions
C1 level
mid-right caudal lobe
atrioventricular valves
right, left
left ventricular free wall
right ventricular free wall
interventricular septum
right atrium at SA node
cross section right side
right, left
Inferior portion
mid-cranial
proximal left lateral lobe
mid portion
proximal right lateral lobe
mid portion
whole gall bladder
head duodenal portion
tail colonic portion
cardiac
mid-segment
hamstrings (g)
gastronemus & plantaris (g)
adductor mass (g)
achilles tendon (g)
right side
right side
right side
right side
jejunum
ileum
colon
colon
colon
bone
bone
bone
skeletal
muscle
mid-segment
mid-segment
ascending mid-segment
transverse mid-segment
descending mid-segment
scapular articulation,
right
humeral head, right
marrow humeral head
and neck
vastus lateralis, mid
portion, right side
Journal: Age
Title: “Age Relationships of Postmortem Observations in Portuguese Water Dogs”
Authors: Chase K1, Lawler D2, McGill L3, Miller S1, Nielsen M1 and Lark KG1
1Department
21105
of Biology, University of Utah, 257 South 1400 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA
Woodleaf Drive, O'Fallon, IL 62269 USA
3ARUP,
Animal Reference Pathology Division, 500 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 USA
Corresponding Author: Karl G. Lark, University of Utah, Department of Biology, 257 South 1400 E., Room 201
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Ph.: 801-581-7364
Fax: 801-585-9735
E-Mail: [email protected]
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