Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy
Keith M. Dyce, Wolfgang O. Sack, C. J. G. Wensing
Offering comprehensive coverage of core anatomic concepts, this respected, clinically oriented text is the definitive source for a complete understanding of veterinary anatomy. Gain the working anatomic knowledge that is crucial to your understanding of the veterinary basic sciences, as well as detailed information directly applicable to the care of specific animal species, including dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, and birds. Each chapter includes a conceptual overview that describes the structure and function of an anatomic region, accompanied by new full-color dissection photographs that illustrate the relevance of anatomy to successful veterinary practice.
Content is logically organized into two main sections - a general introduction to mammalian anatomy and a region-specific breakdown - to make studying more efficient and ensure greater understanding.
Comprehensive, all-in-one coverage of all major species presents everything you need to master anatomic concepts in one text.
Focus on essential anatomy of each species delivers just the right level of detail to help you establish a solid foundation for success.
For the first time all images in the text appear in full color! This lifelike presentation clarifies anatomic concepts and structures in vibrant detail.
Vivid full-color dissection photographs help you translate anatomic knowledge to clinical practice and confidently perform dissection procedures.
A companion Evolve Resources website reinforces your understanding and helps you prepare for the NAVLEÒ board exam with 300 exam-style practice questions, a full-color electronic image collection, and more.
concentration of the attachment. These features are generally most pronounced in larger, older males. They are given a variety of descriptive names of conventional significance; most elevations are known as lines, crests, tubercles, tuberosities, or spines; most depressions, are known as fossae or grooves (sulci). The inner surface of the shaft bounds a central medullary (marrow) cavity and is rough; the irregularities are low, indiscriminate, and without apparent significance. The extremities
Minor variations in number are not uncommon; they are often compensated by a reciprocal change in the lumbar region that leaves the thoracolumbar total unaffected. All thoracic vertebrae share common features, but serial changes also occur that gradually (and on some points abruptly) distinguish the more cranial from the more caudal bones. Common thoracic features are short bodies with flattened extremities; costal facets, on both extremities for the rib heads and on the transverse processes for
complete skeleton of the head comprises the skull,* the mandible or lower jawbone, the hyoid apparatus, the ossicles of the middle ear, and the cartilages of the external ear, nose, and larynx. *This term is sometimes used elsewhere in a wider sense to include the mandible and even the hyoid apparatus. Because contemporary practice is inconsistent, an author’s intention must often be deduced from the context. Facial nerve (VII) Glossopharyngeal nerve (IX) Vagus nerve (X); (medullary) part of
the musculocutaneous nerve. Pronator and Supinator Muscles of the Forearm. Generalized mammals possess muscles that have supination or pronation as a prime function, but these muscles tend to become vestigial or to disappear when the capacity for the movements is reduced or lost. Among domestic species significant movement is possible only in the dog and cat in which there are two supinator muscles and two pronators. The brachioradialis or long supinator is a thin fleshy ribbon that extends from
intestine* commences at the pylorus and continues to the anus. It is divided between the proximal small intestine (intestinum tenue) and the distal large intestine (intestinum crassum), which are parts that do not always differ as much in caliber as their names suggest. However, the boundary is made obvious by the outgrowth of a blind diverticulum, the cecum, at the origin of the large intestine (Figure 3–40). The small intestine consists of three parts: an initial duodenum, which is short and