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Diaphragm
This muscle divides the thoracic and abominal cavity and is located near the ribcage.

The diaphragm aids in breathing.
Liver
This structure is lobed and is the largest organ in the body.

The liver is responsible for making bile for digestion.
Gall bladder
This greenish organ is located underneath the liver, the bile duct attaches the gall bladder to the duodenum.

The gall bladder stores bile and sends it to the duodenum, via the bile duct.
Stomach
A pouch shaped organ that rests just underneath the liver and to the pig's left. At the top of the stomach, you'll find the esophagus.

The stomach is responsible for breaking down food.
Small intenstine
In the small intestine, further digestion occurs and nutrients are absorbed through the arteries in the mesentary.
Pancreas
a bumpy organ located along the underside of the stomach, a pancreatic duct leads to the duodenum.

The pancreas makes insulin, which is necessary for the proper uptake of sugars from the blood.
Spleen
a flattened organ that lies across the stomach and toward the extreme left side of the pig.

breaks down red blood cells
large intestine
The large intestine reabsorbs water from the digested food, any undigested food is stored in the rectum as feces.

The rectum lies toward the back of the pig and will not be moveable. The rectum opens to the outside of the pig, or the anus.
kidneys
The kidneys are responsible for removing harmful substances from the blood, these substances are excreted as urine.