Spurgeon's Color Atlas of Large Animal Anatomy: The Essentials / Edition 1

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Overview

Extraordinary accuracy and beautiful original artwork are just two features readers will find in this new resource, providing a basic foundation in domestic large animal anatomy. Its unique organization includes the anatomy of all organ systems in the various species, described in a consistent manner.

The book presents relevant anatomy of the following species:

* Horse (with contributors by Dr. Gayle Trotter)

* Ox (with contributions by Dr. Fran Garry)

* Sheep and goat (with contributions by Dr. Joan Bowen)

* Llama and alpaca (with contributions by Dr. LaRue Johnson)

* Swine (with contributions by Dr. LaRue Johnson)

* and chicken (with contributions by Dr. John Avens).

Features that enhance understanding:

* Carefully selected labeling helps students learn and remember structures and relationships.

* Male and female of a given species are depicted on facing pages so that topographic anatomy is easy to compare.

* Structures common to various animals are labeled several times, whereas unique structrur5es are labeled only on one or two species so students can make rapid distinctions of the structures peculiar to certain animals.

* An introduction provides readers with a background in nomenclature and anatomic orientation so they can benefit from the atlas even if they lack training in anatomy.

The Atlas depicts topographic relationships of major organs in a simple, yet technically accurate presentation that's free of extraneous detail so that those using the atlas can concentrate on the essential aspects of anatomy.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Gerald J. Pijanowski, DVM, MS, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a general purpose topographic color atlas of the gross anatomy of the horse, ox, sheep, alpaca, swine, and chicken. It is divided into seven sections for a total of 159 pages.
Purpose: This book is designed as a general introduction to the gross anatomy of the major farm species for a broad-based audience from 4-H Club members to college students.
Audience: This book is written for a very wide audience, from 4-H members to college students. Practitioners could use this for client education. The authors are well known in their field.
Features: This is an atlas, not a textbook. The illustrations are generally well done, although there are some minor labeling errors. Surprisingly, there is no detailed illustration of the equine stifle and the locking mechanisms.
Assessment: For the audience for which this book is designed, this is a good reference.
Gerald J. Pijanowski
This is a general purpose topographic color atlas of the gross anatomy of the horse, ox, sheep, alpaca, swine, and chicken. It is divided into seven sections for a total of 159 pages. This book is designed as a general introduction to the gross anatomy of the major farm species for a broad-based audience from 4-H Club members to college students. This book is written for a very wide audience, from 4-H members to college students. Practitioners could use this for client education. The authors are well known in their field. This is an atlas, not a textbook. The illustrations are generally well done, although there are some minor labeling errors. Surprisingly, there is no detailed illustration of the equine stifle and the locking mechanisms. For the audience for which this book is designed, this is a good reference.
Booknews
McCracken, Robert A. Kainer, and Thomas L. Spurgeon (all former professors of anatomy at Colorado State U.) provide basic information on the topographic relationships of all major organ systems in domestic large animals. Although they include most systems for each animal, they discuss others only for some species to illustrate general anatomic patterns. Animal specialists authored plates illustrating selected clinical or husbandry applications that reflect the anatomy of the organs involved. Although not a large animal, the chicken is included because of its value as a food source. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683306736
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/19/2008
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 569,655
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas O. McCracken and Robert A. Kainer, DVM.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Nomenclature and Anatomic Orientation.

Animal Classification.

General Terminology. Positional and Directional Terms.

Body Planes.

Body Cavities and Membranes.

Section 1: The Horse (Equus caballus).

Section 2: The Ox (Bos taurus, also Bos indicus).

Section 3: The Sheep (Ovis aries).

Section 4: The Goat (Capra hircus).

Section 5: The Llama and Alpaca (Lama glama and Lama Pacos).

Section 6: The Swine (Sus scrofa domesticus).

Section 7: The Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus)

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