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.