Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals / Edition 1

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Overview

Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, Second Edition offers a detailed introduction to the foundations of anatomy and physiology in a wide range of domestic species. Well illustrated throughout, the book provides in-depth information on the guiding principles of this key area of study for animal science students, fostering a thorough understanding of the complex make-up of domestic animals. This Second Edition includes access to supplementary material online, including images and tables available for download in PowerPoint, a test bank of questions for instructors, and self-study questions for students at www.wiley.com/go/akers/anatomy.

Taking a logical systems-based approach, this new edition is fully updated and now provides more practical information, with descriptions of anatomic or physiological events in pets or domestic animals to demonstrate everyday applications. Offering greater depth of information than other books in this area, Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals is an invaluable textbook for animal science students and professionals in this area.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Sandra Ann Yi, DVM, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book attempts the difficult task of conveying the details of anatomy, histology, physiology, as well as the general application of this knowledge, to students in the animal sciences.
Purpose: According to the authors, the main purpose is to teach undergraduate students the concept that form and function in biological systems is intimately interwoven.
Audience: This book is designed to lay the foundation for undergraduate education in agricultural and biological sciences with the intent that this will help students be successful in their future studies.
Features: It sets out to describe the comparative anatomy, histology, and molecular physiology of all of the organ systems in domestic animals. There is special emphasis, based on the authors' areas of expertise, on the study of ruminant and avian anatomy and physiology. Illustrations are used effectively to demonstrate many of the complex physiological processes that are explained in quite some detail in the text. Tables are used in a manner that helps to more clearly define the material, such as in the descriptions of nerve receptors in the integument. The major shortcoming of the book occurs when the authors delve into great detail about the molecular basis of a physiological process in a conversational and speculative tone, as they do in the section on the streak canal and the possibility of there being substances present that are similar to human hBD-2 for the prevention of infectious mastitis in the cow. This is an interesting comparative discussion, but I was left with the question at the end of the section as to whether these substances have been found in lactating cows, or is this purely speculative?
Assessment: Overall this book contains a lot of stimulating information that students will find very useful.
From the Publisher

“The book is very well illustrated in color and provides basic information in key areas for undergraduate students in agricultural and biological sciences to be successful in upper level specialty courses such as nutrition, reproduction, and biotechnology. It may also provide new graduate students with a source for review of basic principles.” (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 June 2014)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813803296
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/23/2008
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,282,156
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

R. Michael Akers, Ph.D., is the Horace E. and Elizabeth F. Alphin Professor of Dairy Science at Virginia Tech and Department Head of Dairy Science. He has received numerous university and professional society awards for research excellence including the Young Scientist, Borden, and Pharmacia and Upjohn Physiology Awards from the American Dairy Science Association and the Animal Growth and Development Award from the American Society of Animal Science.

D. Michael Denbow
, Ph.D., is a professor of Animal Science at Virginia Tech and has received numerous awards for outstanding teaching including Purina Mills Award for Teaching Excellence, Teaching Award of Merit, National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, and the W.E. Wine Award for Excellence in Teaching from Virginia Tech.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Preface to the First Edition ix

About the Companion Website xi

Chapter 1. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3

Chapter 2. The Cell: The Common Physiological Denominator 11

Chapter 3. Fundamental Biochemical Pathways and Processes in Cellular Physiology 57

Chapter 4. Tissue Structure and Organization 85

Chapter 5. Integumentary System 121

Chapter 6. Bones and Skeletal System 139

Chapter 7. Muscular Tissue 179

Chapter 8. Introduction to the Nervous System 215

Chapter 9. Central Nervous System 241

Chapter 10. Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System 265

Chapter 11. Special Senses 297

Chapter 12. Endocrine System 323

Chapter 13. Cardiovascular System 375

Chapter 14. Respiratory System 417

Chapter 15. Immunity 441

Chapter 16. Urinary System 459

Chapter 17. Digestive System 483

Chapter 18. Lactation 529

Chapter 19. Reproduction 557

Glossary 591

Index 633

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