Key Features

  • Chapters are logically organized by body system for quick reference.
  • Contributors are expert anatomists who provide the most current information and share their knowledge of particular structures.
  • An introductory chapter includes breed categories from both the American and British Registry Clubs to give you a clearer understanding of dog breeds and how they are determined.

Table of Contents

  1. The Dog and Its Relatives
  2. Introduction and Breeds

    Phylogenetic Relationships of Canids to Other Carnivores

    Origin and Domestication of the Dog

  3. Prenatal Development
  4. The Integument
  5. The Skeleton
  6. Arthrology
  7. The Muscular System
  8. The Digestive Apparatus and Abdomen
  9. The Respiratory System
  10. The Urogenital System
  11. The Endocrine System
  12. The Heart and Arteries
  13. The Veins
  14. The Lymphatic System
  15. Introduction to the Nervous System
  16. The Autonomic Nervous System
  17. Spinal Cord and Meninges
  18. The Spinal Nerves
  19. The Brain
  20. Cranial Nerves and Cutaneous Innervation of the Head
  21. The Ear
  22. The Eye


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