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Laboratory Manual for Comparative Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Edition

  • Phillip E. Cochran, M.S., D.V.M.
  • ISBN-10: 1435464338  |  ISBN-13: 9781435464339
  • 400 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $72.25
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Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology: A Clinical Laboratory Manual, 2E is designed as a lab manual for your veterinary technology and pre-veterinary medicine students who possess a basic knowledge of biology. It is the only comparative veterinary anatomy and physiology manual that covers cat dissection, sheep heart, brain and eye, and the pig's kidney. Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology: A Clinical Laboratory Manual, 2E also covers the muscular, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, endocrine and nervous systems, as well as the skeletal anatomy of many species and the histology of tissues, with an all new chapter on necropsy. This book's introduction to laboratory equipment and techniques will prepare your students for lab work. Each chapter includes a physiology experiment to help illustrate for your students some of the principles of physiology covered in the lecture portions of the course instruction.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes comparative anatomy and physiology information that helps students with species differentiation.
  • Includes extensive photos and illustrations that depict parts and tissues as they might look, and as they are supposed to appear.
  • Contains proper jargon and vocabulary that help students learn to communicate using the appropriate and correct veterinary anatomical terminology.
  • Includes lab experiments that help correlate the anatomy with the physiology, as well as teach the principles of physiology.
  • Includes a day-in-the-life of the author as a veterinarian to provide students with real-life examples of chapter content.

Table of Contents

1. Terminology of Anatomy.
2. The Use of the Microscope.
3. Cellular Anatomy & Morphology.
4. General Principles of Histology.
5. Microscopic Anatomy of Tissues.
6. The Integumentary System.
7. The Skeletal System.
8. The Muscular System.
9. The Digestive System.
10. The Respiratory System.
11. The Cardiovascular System.
12. The Urinary System.
13. The Endocrine System.
14. The Genital System.
15. The Nervous System.
16. Organs of Special Sense.
17. Necropsy.

What's New

  • Contains a new chapter on Necropsy which includes safety, antemortem and postmortem record keeping, methodology in performing a necropsy which includes numerous photographs, antemortem and postmortem collection methods and methods on submitting tumors for histopathology and forensics.
  • Includes full color photos which allow students to better see the detail in the dissection and necropsy photos.
  • Drawings are replaced with color photomicrographs of histology slides that still retain the figures of how an idealized tissue sample should appear.
  • End-of –chapter review questions have been added, with answers to these questions in the Instructor's Manual in a form that can be photocopied and posted or given to your students.


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The Instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Phillip E. Cochran, M.S., D.V.M.

Phillip E. Cochran recently retired from his position as Department Chair of the Veterinary Technology Program at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon and has returned to private practice in small animal medicine and surgery. He is a published author and has several veterinary appliances registered with the U.S. Patent office. Dr. Cochran is listed in the Who's Who in Veterinary Science and Medicine (1992) and Strathmore's' Who's Who in America, Centennial Edition (2000). He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, the Portland Veterinary Medical Association and the Oregon Veterinary Emergency Response Team (OVERT). He is on the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association's Leadership Council for Emergency and Disaster Planning and Relief. Dr. Cochran has non-veterinary related public service with the United States Civil Air Patrol, Oregon Wing, Washington County Composite Squadron, where he holds the rank of Major and has served as Deputy Squadron Commander. Phillip E. Cochran received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology and his Master of Science Degree in Genetics, with a minor in Biochemistry, from Oregon State University and he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) Degree from Colorado State University.