592 pages, colour illustrations
Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, Fourth Edition provides a thorough grounding in the structure and function of animal body systems. Taking an integrated approach to the basics of anatomy and physiology, the book helps readers understand their interconnection in common domestic species. With chapters logically arranged by system, "Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals" offers students in pre-veterinary or veterinary technology programs an excellent introduction to body systems and acts as a quick review of the basics for more advanced courses or in the clinical setting.
The fourth edition of 'Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals' is a marked improvement over previous editions.... the illustrations are wonderful... [and] allow readers to visualize the structure in a cohesive manner.... well written and inclusive of all relevant material for a basic anatomy course.
- Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, September 2009
"This is a serious book for the veterinary student, a reference for the veterinarian or technician, and a good book to have in your library."
- Veterinary Information Network
"The fourth edition of 'Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals' provides a thorough overview of the structure and function of animal body systems."
- Veterinary Forum, May 2009
Chapter 1. Basics of Structure and Function
Chapter 2. Body Water: Properties and Functions
Chapter 3. Blood and Its Functions
Chapter 4. Nervous System
Chapter 5. The Sensory Organs
Chapter 6. Endocrine System
Chapter 7. Bones, Joints, and Synovial Fluid
Chapter 8. Muscle
Chapter 9. The Cardiovascular System
Chapter 10. The Respiratory System
Chapter 11. The Urinary System
Chapter 12. Digestion and Absorption
Chapter 13. Body Heat and Temperature Regulation
Chapter 14. Male Reproduction
Chapter 15. Female Reproduction
Chapter 16. Lactation
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William O. Reece, DVM, PhD, is University Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences.