Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

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9780781743334: Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

This new third edition provides the reader with a greater understanding of the purpose of animal systems and their functions, resulting in a valuable introductory text for pre-veterinary or veterinary tech students, and for students in animal science-related curricula.

Anatomical structure-both gross and microscopic-is also explored to help the reader build the basic foundation needed for future study and clinical practice.

Features and highlights include:

* New introductory chapter on Basics of Structure and Function, with explanations of anatomical terms and orientation.

* Logical organization of content according to body systems, with coverage of eight traditional domestic species: horse, dog, cat, cow, sheep, goat, pig and chicken.

* Greater coverage of avian-specific physiology to reflect the role of poultry in agriculture and growing public interest in birds as pets.

* Expanded range of anatomy-oriented illustrations to convey key concepts effectively-a real benefit for beginning students.

* Study aids and self-evaluation sections to help readers prepare for course work and exams.

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About the Author:

William O. Reece, DVM, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University's Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Review:

"The fourth edition of Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals is a marked improvement over previous editions.... the illustrations are wonderful... [and] allow readers to visualize the structure in a cohesive manner.... well written and inclusive of all relevant material for a basic anatomy course." - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, September 2009

"This is a serious book for the veterinary student, a reference for the veterinarian or technician, and a good book to have in your library." - Veterinary Information Network

“The fourth edition of Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals provides a thorough overview of the structure and function of animal body systems.” - Veterinary Forum, May 2009

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