Color Atlas of Small Animal Anatomy – The Essentials PDF is not a complete, detailed anatomic atlas. Instead it presents topographic relationships of the major organs of the dog, cat, rabbit, rat, and guinea pig in a simple yet technically accurate format.
Color Atlas of Small Animal Anatomy – The Essentials PDF
Throughout most of the Atlas, a male and a female of a given species are on facing pages. The majority of the plates contain information on the entire body. Some plates are confined to a region; a few contain organs isolated from the rest of the body. Whereas most systems (e.g., digestive and reproductive) are presented for each animal, other systems are included only for some species to illustrate general anatomic patterns. Structures common to the various animals are labeled several times; other structures are labeled on only one or two species, usually emphasizing specific anatomy (the anatomy peculiar to a certain species).
Small animal specialists and researchers have advised the authors on special plates for individual animals. The following introductory pages provide the reader with a background in nomenclature and anatomic orientation.
The Atlas is intended for use by individuals at different stages of their education, serving as a survey of the specific anatomy of the different small animals. Advanced 4-H club members, high school vocational agriculture students, and college students studying veterinary medical technology, veterinary medicine, animal science, and wildlife biology can use this Atlas as an introduction to the anatomy of common small / laboratory animals. The Atlas can also serve as a reference for dog and cat breeders and trainers, as well as laboratory technicians and researchers. It will provide a quick review for persons with previous training in anatomy and will be an invaluable aid for the professional—e. g., a veterinarian or animal scientist—in explaining to a client some aspect of anatomy that pertains to an animal’s condition and needs.