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Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals (Wiley Desktop Editions)by R. Michael Akers
Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
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