Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

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Ruth Lawson, Otago Polytechnic

Pub Date: 2015

ISBN 13:

Publisher: Independent

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Reviewed by Jonathan Moore, Instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University, on 12/6/2016.

This textbook is really more geared to tetrapods/mammals than animals. There is essentially no fish anatomy/physiology described in this text and … read more

 

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Reviewed by Zelieann Craig, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, on 2/9/2017.

This is a very well-organized textbook focused mostly on anatomy of veterinary-relevant species and geared towards veterinary nurses or technicians. … read more

 

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Chemicals
  • Chapter 2 Classification
  • Chapter 3 The Cell
  • Chapter 4 Body Organisation
  • Chapter 5 The Skin
  • Chapter 6 The Skeleton
  • Chapter 7 Muscles
  • Chapter 8 Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 9 Respiratory System
  • Chapter 10 Lymphatic System
  • Chapter 11 The Gut and Digestion
  • Chapter 12 Urinary system
  • Chapter 13 Reproductive System
  • Chapter 14 Nervous System
  • Chapter 15 The Senses
  • Chapter 16 Endocrine System
  • Glossary

About the Book

Veterinary nurses need to have a firm grasp of the normal structure of an animal’s body and how it functions before they can understand the effect diseases and injuries have and the best ways to treat them.

This book describes the structure of the animal body and the way in which it works. Animals encountered in normal veterinary practice are used as examples where possible. 

About the Contributors

Author(s)

Ruth Lawson is a zoologist who gained her first degree at Imperial College, London University and her D.Phil from York University, UK. After post graduate research on the tropical parasitic worm that causes schistosomiasis, she emigrated to New Zealand where she spent 10 years studying how hydatid disease spreads and can be controlled. With the birth of her daughter, Kate, she started to teach at the Otago Polytechnic, in Dunedin. Although human and animal anatomy and physiology has been her main teaching focus, she retains a strong interest and teaches courses in parasitology, public health, animal nutrition and pig husbandry. Ruth lives on the Otago Peninsula overlooking the beautiful Otago Harbour where she races her Topper sailing dinghy. She also enjoys tramping, skiing and gardening and has meditated for many years.