Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2020 , Vol 26 , Issue 4
The Use of Alkyd Resin Method in Wistar Rats for the Preparation of Teaching Materials and Museum Exhibits
1Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, TR-51240 Niğde - TURKEY DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2019.23643 Alkyd Resin method, patented by the Turkish Patent Institute, is a cadaver preparation and preservation technique. This study examines whether exhibition-museum materials can be produced from rat cadavers processed with alkyd resin method in different postures and whether dissection and suturing can be performed on the samples. Besides, samples prepared with alkyd resin and samples prepared freshly were compared in terms of dissection and suturing. 14 Wistar Albino Rats were used in the study. Seven were prepared with alkyd resin method and the others were freshly prepared for comparison in terms of suturing and dissection. The alkyd resin method was applied to two cadavers as a pretrial and to five cadavers for them to be museum-exhibition and educational materials. Alopecia was detected in two cadavers. In some of the exhibition samples processed with the method mentioned, shrinkage and hardening of the skin was noticed. All the samples prepared with this method became products suitable for suturing and dissection. The exhibition-museum materials prepared with the alkyd resin method have maintained their first body postures. We believe that alkyd resin method can be applied to the entire body, and the products can be used for exhibition and educational purposes. Furthermore, the method should be further popularized, and it should be applied to cadavers of different species so that its applicability increases. Keywords : Alkyd Resin, Cadaver, Museum-exhibiting, Rat