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Textbook of Veterinary Physiology, 4th Edition


Now with full-color illustrations, this easy-to-follow text takes the vast subject of physiology and focuses on concepts most important to the practice of veterinary medicine. It includes coverage of physiopathology and clinical problem-solving techniques, making this a practical resource for any practice. The book's logical, body-system organization makes it easy to find specific information. This edition includes a new chapter on cancer and a new section on the immune system.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Cancer and Cell Cycle Control chapter describes the malfunction of the cell involved in neoplasia, essential background to diagnosing and treating cancer in pets.
    • Immune Function section covers the normal function of the immune system and how it may be affected by autoimmune and immunodeficiency disorders, leading to several types of diseases.

Key Features

    • Expanded information on diabetes mellitus includes the culmination of diabetes, diabetic ketoacidosis, and dietary management of Type 2 diabetes in cats.
    • Clinical Correlations boxes - increased by 25% in this edition - show how principles and concepts of physiology may be applied to the diagnosis and treatment of veterinary patients.
    • Summaries of essential points open each chapter, introducing new concepts and helping you prepare for examinations.
    • Practice questions on the Evolve website make it easy to review for examinations or practice by taking sample exams.

Published Reviews

    "Firstly I should say I was a huge fan of the third edition, so I was eagerly awaiting this new edition. The switch from greyscale to colour makes the book and diagrams prettier that’s for sure, but isn’t a big thing for me because the content of the book is what makes it my favourite textbook. 2 new chapters have been added (the Cancer chapter is a perfect edition as veterinary oncology becomes more and more a feature of each practice’s income, and as such needs to be in each veterinarians bank of knowledge). The diagrams are (and always have been) excellent, often referenced by lecturers to explain a key concept or drill home a complicated issue. The clinical correlations and practice questions are something every text should have because they invite you to test if you have understood anything you’ve been reading, and with a large number of practice questions in the FREE online learning resource it just gets better and better. Some people say that this books old edition was too ‘wordy’ but I totally disagree, I think there is a perfect balance of pictures and text, and yes there is a lot of text, but it does cover the huge topic of Veterinary Physiology."
    --- 3rd Year Veterinary Medicine student, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK

Author Information

    By James G. Cunningham, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Physiology and Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA; and Bradley G. Klein, PhD, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, USA

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Textbook of Veterinary Physiology, 4th Edition
  • Hardcover
  • 720 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3610-4
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  • Copyright: 2007