Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Textbook by Victoria Aspinall BVSc MRCVS, Melanie Cappello

By Victoria Aspinall BVSc MRCVS, Melanie Cappello BSc(Hons)Zoology PGCE VN

A sound wisdom of anatomy and body structure is a necessary foundation for the potent scientific remedy of significant other animals. the recent third version Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and body structure Textbook offers transparent and entire of the typical better half animal species. up to date all through with a brand new part extra on huge animals, the hot variation good points augmented on-line studying assets with new questions and quizzes. scholars can attempt their wisdom with multi-choice questions, drag and drop routines and a picture financial institution, whereas teachers can obtain questions, figures and workouts to exploit as educating aids.

  • An crucial first buy for all these embarking upon a veterinary career
  • Includes augmented online assets with self-assessment instruments and instructing aids
  • Comprehensive insurance of all significant significant other animal species
  • New huge animal part extra overlaying the cow, sheep and pig
  • 'Applied Anatomy' counsel relate conception to medical perform, displaying the connection among anatomy and body structure and the ailment process

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A) Lateral view. (B) Ventral view. Medial epicondyle Lateral epicondyle Condyle Fig. 15 The dog humerus. ) 39 SECTION 1 The dog and cat 40 Olecranon Trochlear notch Lateral and medial coronoid processes Anconeal process Olecranon Medial styloid process (A) Lateral styloid process (B) Fig. 16 (A) The dog radius. (B) The dog ulna (cranial and lateral views). Fig. 17 Lateral and craniocaudal views of the canine elbow. ) concavity called the trochlear notch, which articulates with the distal humerus.

11 The structure of compact bone. Smooth muscle contraction of the heart that continues throughout an animal’s life. This inherent contractibility is increased or slowed down by nerves supplying the heart according to the requirements of the body. Control of cardiac muscle is therefore involuntary or unconscious. Cardiac muscle cells are striated and cylindrical in shape (Fig. 15). Unlike the cells of striated muscle, they branch to create a network of fibres, which are linked by intercalated discs.

The functions of the vertebral column are: 1. To stiffen the body axis and help maintain posture 2. To enclose and protect the spinal cord 3. To shield and protect the softer underlying structures of the neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis Basic plan of a vertebra Epiglottis Hyoid apparatus Cranial part of larynx Fig. 7 The trapeze-like hyoid apparatus suspended from the skull (dog). The vertebrae within all regions of the vertebral column are basically similar in structure, although each region shows slight differences related to function.

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