Modified form of the Elnady Techinque for tissues preservation

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1 Anatomy and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University

2 Anatomy and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Benha University, Egypt .

3 Food Control; Faculty of veterinary medicine; Benha University; Tukh; Egypt

4 department of Anatomy & Embryology faculty of veterinary medicine , Benha university


The continuous exposure of students to formalin leads to severe adverse effects on their health, in addition to the annual increase in the number of students with the stability of the financial resources of the college, made the need to develop new ways through which to overcome those challenges, which is a modified form of the Elnady Technique for tissues preservation, where the Heparin was injected into the common carotid artery to complete the bleeding process, the technique has proceeded at room temperature and the chemicals used are easily obtainable and cheap including formalin, acetone, glycerin and cornstarch for fixation, dehydration, impregnation and curing respectively. The produced specimens are naturalistic, long-lastingand have no offensive odor. They can be used instead of using the killed animals for dissection in teaching veterinary anatomy, embryology, pathology, ichthyology, parasitology and forensic medicine. They may play a great role in enhancing clinical and surgical skills training.


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