Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

by William O. Reece
     
 

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Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, Fourth Edition provides a thorough grounding in the structure and function of animal body systems. Taking an integrated approach to the basics of anatomy and physiology, the book helps readers understand their interconnection in common domestic species. With chapters logically arranged by system,…  See more details below

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Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, Fourth Edition provides a thorough grounding in the structure and function of animal body systems. Taking an integrated approach to the basics of anatomy and physiology, the book helps readers understand their interconnection in common domestic species. With chapters logically arranged by system, Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals offers students in pre-veterinary or veterinary technology programs an excellent introduction to body systems and acts as a quick review of the basics for more advanced courses or in the clinical setting.

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3 Stars from Doody
Michael A. Ringenberg
This second edition paperback is divided into 15 chapters based on the major organ systems common to most domestic species. The purpose is to present an introductory, comparative, physiologic survey not covered in most human-based physiology texts. This edition has met the author's objectives through an organized, well-illustrated presentation of the fundamentals of physiology. The targeted audiences, stated by the author in the book's preface, are undergraduate students in preveterinary, veterinary technology, animal science, and animal ecology majors. The book is also touted by the author as a secondary reference to more detailed texts tailored for veterinary students. This book will be most adequate for preveterinary and animal science undergraduates. Dr. Reece's expertise is reflected through strong academic credentials, previous text publication, and in-depth, organized coverage of multiple topics. The extent and quality of illustrations are strong assets of this textbook. The structure-function relationship, crucial to a solid foundation in physiology, is highlighted through numerous gross, subgross, microscopic, ultrastructural pictures and professional illustrations. References provided at the end of chapters are current and derived primarily from other quality texts. Virtually every page of the book contains top-quality illustrations and/or informative tables. This book contains several attributes qualifying it as a college text. The paperback cover offers affordability, with text organization and illustrations appropriate as instructional material. The addition of avian physiology is an expanded feature of this edition, containing information difficult to find in otherintroductory physiology texts.
Booknews
A text for introductory courses in physiology for students in agricultural science, veterinary technology, and pre-veterinary medicine. Chapters on areas such as the nervous system, body water, male and female reproduction, and endocrinology include multiple- choice self-quizes and answers. This second edition contains new b&w drawings, extended coverage of avian physiology, a comprehensive presentation of the skeleton for all species types, and in-depth coverage of eight species. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
"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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118685891
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
592
File size:
23 MB
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Meet the Author

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

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