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Animal Biology and Care, 2nd Edition

Animal Biology and Care, 2nd Edition

Sue Dallas

ISBN: 978-1-118-69104-5

May 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

304 pages

Select type: E-Book

$45.99

Description

Following the success of the first edition, this new edition has been expanded to include more information on small mammals, birds and fish. Intended as a foundation text for those on animal care, nurse auxiliary and veterinary care assistant courses, it introduces essential theoretical background information and clearly outlines the practical skills necessary when embarking on the care of any animal.

  • Designed specifically to meet the requirements of animal care, pre-veterinary nursing auxiliary and care students;


  • Provides basic training in animal biology and care, with particular attention given to those subjects that students find difficult to understand, such as anatomy and physiology;


  • New chapter additions on fish and birds.

Clearly and simply laid out, with over 150 illustrations, Animal Biology and Care 2e will be invaluable to all those training or working in animal care.

Section 1 Animal Biology.

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1 Cells and Basic Tissue.

2 Movement of materials within the body.

3 Body systems and functions.

4 Basic genetics.

5 Body as a whole.

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Section 2 Animal Health and Husbandry.

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6 Animal Welfare.

7 Basic health care.

8 Disease transmission and control.

9 Microbiology.

10 Diseases of the dog and cat.

11 Zoonones.

12 Parasitology.

13 Hygiene.

14 Basic Nutrition.

15 Handling.

16 Grooming and coat care.

17 Pets: mammals, birds and fish.

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Section 3 Nursing.

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18 First aid and nursing.

19 Basic bandaging.

20 The hospital environment.

21 The hospitalised patient.

22 Monitoring temperature, pulse and respiration.

23 Pharmacy and the administration of drugs.

24 Isolation and quarantine.

Appendix – Anatomy and Physiology Terminology.

Selected reading.

Index

"A valuable resource for anyone involved in the training or handling of companion animals"
Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2007

  • Designed specifically to meet the requirements of animal care and pre-veterinary nursing students;



  • Provides basic training in animal biology and care, with particular attention given to those subjects that students find difficult to understand, such as anatomy and physiology;



  • The text has been be revised and three new chapters added on reptiles, fish and birds.