Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, 2nd Edition

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.

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 vii

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

Glossary 591

Index 633

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