VM8054 Veterinary Histology

Exercise 11

Special Senses: The Eye and The Ear

Author: Dr. Thomas Caceci


The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them.

—Proverbs XX:12


Objectives For Exercises on The Eye and The Ear
Laboratory Exercise on The Eye
Laboratory Exercise on The Ear


In these two exercises we'll look at two of the most complex organs in the course. Sight and hearing are two of the five senses common to most mammals, and in some species they are far and away the most important means of gaining information about the environment. Both are most useful at long range. This is especially true of the sense of sight; animals with good vision can detect predators or prey at very long distances. Those animals with an acute sense of hearing can also count on "early warning" of danger if the predator makes recognizable noise.


Lab Exercise List