Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, 2nd Edition
December 2013, ©2014, Wiley-Blackwell
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.
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
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.
- Introduces the principles of anatomy and physiology of a wide range of domestic species
- Promotes a thorough understanding of the structure and function of each body system
- Presents colorful illustrations throughout to depict the structures described
- Offers new sections showing the everyday relevance of the principles discussed
- Includes supplementary materials online, including test banks, self-study questions, and the images in PowerPoint at www.wiley.com/go/akers/anatomy
“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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