Essentials of Domestic Animal Embryology

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This reference on veterinary embryology covers general embryology, i.e. the development from the formation of the gametes over fertilization and initial embryogenesis up to the stage where organ formation is initiated, and special embryology, i.e. the development of the organ systems. Moreover, the book also includes a section on teratology, one on assisted reproductive technologies and one on veterinary and societal aspects. Written with the veterinary student in mind, this textbook is written in an accessible style with high quality colour illustrations and line drawings.
  • Succinct and accessible
  • 300 high-quality colour illustrations
  • Written for undergraduates and invaluable for graduates wishing to brush up
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"However, this work remains an excellent reference & study handbook for which many embryologists and veterinary students have waited so long since the book by Noden and de Lahunta went out of press. More than the work of McGeady et al., the Essentials of Domestic Animal Embryology by Hyttel et al. is a worthy successor of the latter. It is contemporary in all fields: its approach of the subject, its style and volume, the language, the huge amount of illustrations... and I'm sure it will serve as a reference handbook for many years." Pieter Cornillie Lecturer in Veterinary Embryology at Ghent University May 2010

"The quality of illustrations in the book is outstanding, ranging from simple diagrammatic drawings to full-colour histology slides and photographs of embryos and fetuses...Each chapter is clearly written and successfully combines basic information, which would be necessary if one had no prior knowledge of the chapter's topic, with detailed, up-to-date information of interest to those for whom the topic familiar...The authors have drawn widely on illustrations and contributions to the textprovided by colleagues with expertise in different areas, and the result is a beautifully illstrated, comprehensive book, which is surprisingly small in size and modest in price. It will be not only of use but also a joy to browse for everyone from first-year veterinary students to embryologists and reproductive specialists."

Vet Record, March 2012

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702028991
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/20/2009
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface ix

Foreword xi

Acknowledgements xiii

1 History of Embryology Poul Hyttel Gábor Vajta 1

2 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms in Embryonic Development Morten Vejlsted 13

3 Comparative Reproduction Morten Vejlsted 25

4 Gametogenesis Poul Hyttel 32

5 Fertilization Fred Sinowatz 56

6 Embryo Cleavage and Blastulation Morten Vejlsted 68

7 Gastrulation, Body Folding and Coelom Formation Morten Vejlsted 79

8 Neurulation Fred Sinowatz 95

9 Comparative Placentation Morten Vejlsted 104

10 Development of the Central and Peripheral Nervous System Fred Sinowatz 120

11 Eye and Ear Fred Sinowatz 163

12 Development of the Blood Cells, Heart and Vascular System Poul Hyttel 182

13 Development of the Immune System Morten Vejlsted 208

14 Development of the Gastro-pulmonary System Poul Hyttel 216

15 Development of the Urogenital System Fred Sinowatz 252

16 Musculo-skeletal System Fred Sinowatz 286

17 The Integumentary System Fred Sinowatz 317

18 Comparative Listing of Developmental Chronology Poul Hyttel 330

19 Teratology Fred Sinowatz 338

20 The Chicken and Mouse as Models of Embryology Palle Serup (chicken) Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer (mouse) 383

21 Assisted Reproduction Technologies Gábor Vajta Henrik Callesen Gry Boe-Hansen Vanessa Hal Poul Hyttel 402

Index 435

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