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11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Structure and Function of the Mammary System in Dogs
The mammary system is comprised of the mammary glands or breasts and is present in all mammals. The chief function of the mammary glands is to provide milk or nourishment to the newborn. In males, mammary glands exist in a rudimentary state.
19. Structure and Function of the Muscular System in Dogs
Most dogs are built for endurance, not speed, and their muscles reflect this. The muscle structure of the dog is much the same as its wolf ancestor, allowing the animal to jump, run, stalk and engage in battle.
20. Structure and Function of the Pancreas in Dogs
The pancreas serves two main functions. First, it produces and stores enzymes and fluids that help digestion. Secondly, the pancreas produces and secretes hormones that are very important in the regulation of blood sugar.
 

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