• Wear disposable gloves when handling the sheep brains.
• Save or dispose of the brains as instructed.
• Wash your hands before leaving the laboratory.
Mammalian brains have many features in common. Because human brains may not be available, sheep brains often are dissected as an aid to understanding mammalian brain structure. However, as in the pig, the adaptations of the sheep differ from the adaptations of the human so that comparisons of their structural features may not be precise.
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