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The perfect study companion, Animal Biology and Care, 3rd Edition is specifically designed for students on animal care, animal nursing assistant and veterinary care assistant courses. This edition is fully updated with new course content, a refreshed design and colour illustrations throughout. Basic biological theory is introduced with diagrams for visual learners while photographs demonstrate the common practical procedures carried out by animal care assistants.
Divided into three main sections covering animal science and genetics, health and husbandry and nursing procedures, this book will help lay the foundations for a successful career in animal care and management!
Section 1 Animal Biology
1 Cells and Basic Tissue
2 Movement of materials within the body
3 Body systems and functions
4 Basic genetics
5 Body as a whole
Section 2 Animal Health and Husbandry
6 Animal Welfare
7 Basic health care
8 Disease transmission and control
10 Diseases of the dog and cat
14 Basic Nutrition
16 Grooming and coat care
17 Pets: mammals, birds and fish
Section 3 Nursing
18 First aid and nursing
19 Basic bandaging
20 The hospital environment
21 The hospitalised patient
22 Monitoring temperature, pulse and respiration
23 Pharmacy and the administration of drugs
24 Isolation and quarantine
Appendix - Anatomy and Physiology Terminology
Sue Dallas VN Cert. Ed. is a qualified veterinary nurse, and has worked in veterinary schools and veterinary practices in the UK and in North America. She has taught on both veterinary nursing and animal care courses for over 22 years and has been involved in a number of educational and examination developments in the UK and New Zealand. Sue has spoken at veterinary congresses both in the UK and around the world, promoting nursing and care of animals through training and education.
Emily Jewell BSc (Hons), MSc, Cert. Ed. is a Curriculum Area Manager in Animal Management at Reaseheath College in Nantwich, Cheshire. Emily graduated from the University of Leeds in 1995 with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science. After working in a land-based college in Wiltshire for 7 years, she returned to study and graduated from Harper Adams University College in 2003 with an MSc in Animal Health and Welfare. Emily has taught across a range of subjects and has had responsibility for many different species. Emily has also previously worked as an External Verifier in Animal Management for the awarding body Edexcel.
"A valuable resource for anyone involved in the training or handling of companion animals"
- Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2007