Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 5th Edition

Functional Anatomy And Physiology Of Domestic Animals 5Th Edition Pdf

By William O. Reece , Eric W. Rowe

Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 5th Edition PDF provides a basic understanding of domestic animal anatomy and physiology, taking an interconnected approach to the structure and function of the horse, dog, cat, cow, sheep, goat, pig, and chicken.

Offers a readable introduction to basic knowledge in domestic animal anatomy and physiology
Covers equine, canine, feline, bovine, ovine, ruminant, swine, and poultry anatomy and physiology
Considers structure and function in relation to each other for a full understanding of the relationship between the two
Provides pedagogical tools to promote learning, including chapter outlines, study questions, self-evaluation exercises, clinical correlates, key terms, suggested readings, and a robust art program
Includes access to a companion website with video clips, review questions, and the figures from the book in PowerPoint.

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Table of Contents




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1 Basics of Structure and Function 

The Cell, Its Structure and Functions

Energy Production

Functions of DNA and RNA



Directional Terms and Planes

Body Cavities

2 Body Water: Properties and Functions

Physicochemical Properties of Solutions

Distribution of Body Water

Water Balance

Dehydration, Thirst, and Water Intake

Adaptation to Water Lack

3 Blood and Its Functions

General Characteristics



Fate of Erythrocytes

Iron Metabolism

Anemia and Polycythemia

Hemostasis: Prevention of Blood Loss

Prevention of Blood Coagulation

Tests for Blood Coagulation

Plasma and Its Composition

4 Nervous System 

Structure of the Nervous System

Organization of the Nervous System

The Nerve Impulse and Its Transmission


The Meninges and Cerebrospinal Fluid

Central Nervous System Metabolism

5 The Sensory Organs 

Classification of Sensory Receptors

Sensory Receptor Responses




Hearing and Equilibrium


6 Endocrine System 


Pituitary Gland

Thyroid Gland

Parathyroid Glands

Adrenal Glands

Pancreatic Gland

Prostaglandins and Their Functions

7 Bones, Joints, and Synovial Fluid

General Features of the Skeleton

Bone Structure

Bone Formation

Bone Repair

Joints and Synovial Fluid

8 Muscle 



Skeletal-Muscle Harnessing

Microstructure of Skeletal Muscle

Skeletal-Muscle Contraction

Comparison of Contraction among Muscle Types

Changes in Muscle Size

9 The Cardiovascular System 

Heart and Pericardium

Blood Vessels

Lymphatic System


Cardiac Contractility


Heart Sounds

Heart Rate and Its Control

Blood Pressure

Blood Flow

Capillary Dynamics

10 The Respiratory System 

Respiratory Apparatus

Factors Associated with Breathing

Respiratory Pressures

Pulmonary Ventilation

Diffusion of Respiratory Gases

Oxygen Transport

Carbon Dioxide Transport

Regulation of Ventilation

Respiratory Clearance

Nonrespiratory Functions of the Respiratory System

Pathophysiology Terminology

Avian Respiration

11 The Urinary System 

Gross Anatomy of the Kidneys and Urinary Bladder

The Nephron

Formation of Urine

Glomerular Filtration

Tubular Reabsorption and Secretion

Countercurrent Mechanism

Concentration of Urine

Extracellular Fluid Volume Regulation


Other Hormones with Kidney Association


Characteristics of Mammalian Urine

Renal Clearance

Maintenance of Acid–Base Balance

Avian Urinary System

12 Digestion and Absorption 

Introductory Considerations

The Oral Cavity and Pharynx

The Simple Stomach


Accessory Organs

Composition of Foodstuffs

Pregastric Mechanical Functions

Gastrointestinal Motility

Mechanical Functions of the Stomach and Small Intestine

Mechanical Functions of the Large Intestine

Digestive Secretions

Digestion and Absorption

The Ruminant Stomach

Characteristics of Ruminant Digestion

Chemistry and Microbiology of the Rumen

Ruminant Metabolism

Avian Digestion

13 Body Heat and Temperature Regulation 

Body Temperature

Physiologic Responses to Heat

Physiologic Responses to Cold


Hypothermia and Hyperthermia

14 Male Reproduction 

Testes and Associated Structures

Descent of the Testes

Accessory Sex Glands and Semen

Penis and Prepuce

Muscles of Male Genitalia

Blood and Nerve Supply



Mounting and Intromission

Emission and Ejaculation

Factors Affecting Testicular Function

Reproduction in the Avian Male

15 Female Reproduction

Functional Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System

Hormones of Female Reproduction

Ovarian Follicle Activity

Sexual Receptivity

Estrous Cycle and Related Factors



Involution of the Uterus

Reproduction in the Avian Female

16 Lactation 

Functional Anatomy of Female Mammary Glands


Lactogenesis and Lactation

Composition of Milk

Milk Removal and Other Considerations

Appendix A Normal Blood Values

Appendix B Answers to Self Evaluation


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