Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

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Wiley, Apr 19, 2004 - Medical - 513 pages
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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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William O. Reece, DVM, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University's Department of Biomedical Sciences.

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