The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine


The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of ethanol and acetone in dehydration of canine bodysheets before preservation in resin for a 16-week period. A 10-kg male dog which died of the respiratory failure waspreserved in 10% formalin via common carotid artery at room temperature for 7 days prior to being kept in a freezerat -250C for 7 days. The body of the dog was cut into 2.5-cm-thick sheets with a band saw. The body sheets wereseparately dehydrated for 3 days with either acetone or ethanol. In this study, the color of muscles and fat fromacetone-dehydrated sheets was more significantly distinct than those dehydrated by ethanol, while the color of theorgan surface was slightly changed in both groups. The shrinkage of body sheets did not significantly differ betweenthe two groups. After dehydration, the body sheets were subject to preservation in resin for 16 weeks. At the first dayin resin, the color of organs was slightly changed. After 16 weeks, the transparency of resin was not changed and theshrinkage of body sheets was not significantly different in body sheets of both groups.

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