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11. Structure and Function of the Ear in Dogs
The ears are the paired receptor organs designed for the special senses of hearing and balance in dogs. Ear structure, especially the external ear, varies markedly among species and breeds, but the various parts function in a similar manner.
12. Structure and Function of the Endocrine System in Dogs
The endocrine system coordinates and controls many of the body’s functions. It is composed of a group of glands that maintain a stable internal environment by producing chemicals called hormones.
13. Structure and Function of the Eye in Dogs
The eyes are the receptors for the special sense of sight. There is a considerable variation among species and breeds relative to position of the eyes and the size of the orbit, but they function the same.
14. Structure and Function of the Female Canine Reproductive Tract
The female canine reproductive tract consists of the female genital organs including paired ovaries and uterine tubes, the uterus, the vagina, vestibule, vulva, clitoris and mammary glands.
15. Structure and Function of the Gastrointestinal Tract in Dogs
The gastrointestinal or GI tract is a diverse system responsible for processing and extracting nutrients from food, as well as passing waste material. It is here that food is broken apart, digested, and the nutrients absorbed into the body.
16. Structure and Function of the Immune System in Dogs
The immune system is a complex network of specialized cells and organs designed to defend the body against bacteria, viruses, toxins and parasites that normally invade the dog's body.
17. Structure and Function of the Joints and Ligaments in Dogs
A joint is an articulation, the junction between two or more bones of the skeleton. Some joints have no movement, some allow only slight movement, and some are freely moveable.
18. Structure and Function of the Liver in Dogs
The liver, a very complex and hard working structure, is the largest organ in the body. The liver filters the blood and has hundreds of other functions, most of which are necessary to life and are not done elsewhere in the body.
19. Structure and Function of the Lymphatic System in Dogs
The lymphatic system is a complex and vital system dispersed throughout the body. The lymphatic system is made up of small glands called lymph nodes, which are connected to each other by a series of vessels called lymphatics.
20. Structure and Function of the Male Canine Reproductive Tract
The male canine reproductive tract consists of the male genital organs including the scrotum, the two testes, the epididymides, the deferent ducts, epididymis, the spermatic cords, the prostate, the penis, and the urethra.
 

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