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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Dallas, S. E. (Sue E.), author.
Animal biology and care
Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
S E Dallas; Emily Jewell
|ISBN:||9781118276044 1118276043 9781118276051 1118276051|
|Description:||1 online resource.|
|Contents:||Animal Biology and Care; Copyright; Contents ; Preface ; Acknowledgments; Companion Website; Section 1 Animal Biology; Chapter 1 Cells and Basic Tissues ; Summary; What is biology?; Cells; Animal Tissues; Blood; Bone and cartilage; Muscular tissue; Nervous tissue; Chapter 2 Movement of Materials within the Body ; Summary; Diffusion; Osmosis; Phagocytosis; Active transport; Body fluid; Acids and bases in the body; Tissue fluid and the lymphatic system; The lymphatic system; Functions of the lymphatic system; Chapter 3 Body Systems and Functions ; Summary; The circulatory system. The respiratory systemThe digestive system; The urinary system; The nervous system; The endocrine system; The sense organs; The skin; The skeleton; The reproductive system; Homeostasis; Chapter 4 Basic Genetics; Summary; What is genetics?; Why is genetics important?; Important events in the history of genetics; Chromosomes, genes and DNA; Genetic terms; Cell division; Breeding and genetics; Chapter 5 Body Areas ; Summary; Thoracic cavity; Abdominal cavity; Pelvic region; Cavity linings; Section 2 Animal Health and Husbandry; Chapter 6 Animal Welfare ; Summary; Definition of animal welfare. How is animal welfare assessed?Animal welfare legislation; Animal welfare organisations; Animal rights; Chapter 7 Basic Animal Health Care ; Summary; Assessing the health status of an animal ; Factors affecting health status; Prophylactic treatments; Microchipping; Chapter 8 Disease Transmission and Control ; Summary; How can disease be transmitted?; Incubation of disease; Infection; Diagnosis of disease; Basic animal treatments; Chapter 9 Basic Microbiology ; Summary; Microbial terms; Bacteria; Viruses; Fungi; Protozoa; Chapter 10 Diseases of the Dog and Cat ; Summary; Diseases of dogs. Diseases of catsImmunity; Chapter 11 Zoonotic Diseases ; Summary; Dogs; Cats; Zoonotic diseases from other species; Prevention of zoonotic diseases; Chapter 12 Parasitology ; Summary; External parasites; Ectoparasites in birds; Ectoparasites in reptiles; Internal parasites; Chapter 13 Hygiene ; Summary; Disinfectants and antiseptics; Terms relating to hygiene; Disinfectants; Antiseptics; Chapter 14 Basic Nutrition ; Summary; Proteins; Carbohydrates; Fats/lipids; Vitamins; Minerals; Water; General considerations for feeding; Life stages for nutrition of the dog and cat. Nutritional differences between the dog and the catHome-made diets; Feeding guidelines; Nutritional balance; Dietary supplementation; Growing puppies and kittens; Adult; Working dogs; Senior dogs and cats; Pregnancy; How much should be fed?; Chapter 15 Handling ; Summary; Possible reasons for handling; Approaching an animal for handling; Handling procedures; Restraint procedures in the dog and cat; Chapter 16 Grooming and Coat Care ; Summary; Reasons for grooming; Main aims of grooming; Grooming dogs; Cats; Chapter 17 Other Animals Kept as Pets ; Summary; Basic husbandry for other animals.|
|Responsibility:||Sue Dallas, Emily Jewell.|