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Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (Wiley Desktop Editions)


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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.

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.

 Key features 

  • 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

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents


Preface to the First Edition

About the Companion Website

Chapter 1. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 2. The Cell: The Common Physiological Denominator

Chapter 3. Fundamental Biochemical Pathways and Processes in Cellular Physiology 

Chapter 4. Tissue Structure and Organization

Chapter 5. Integumentary System

Chapter 6. Bones and skeletal system

Chapter 7. Muscular Tissue

Chapter 8. Introduction to the nervous system

Chapter 9. Central Nervous System

Chapter 10. Peripheral and Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 11. Special Senses

Chapter 12. Endocrine System

Chapter 13. Cardiovascular System

Chapter 14. Respiratory System

Chapter 15. Immunity

Chapter 16. Urinary System

Chapter 17. Digestive System

Chapter 18. Lactation

Chapter 19. Reproduction



Product Details

Akers, R. Michael
Denbow, D. Michael
Veterinary Medicine - General
Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology
Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine
Wiley Desktop Editions
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