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Animal biology and care

Author: S E Dallas; Emily Jewell
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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The perfect study companion, Animal Biology and Care, 3rd Edition is specifically designed for students on animal care, animal nursing assistant and veterinary care assistant courses. This edition is fully updated with new course content, a refreshed design and colour illustrations throughout. Basic biological theory is introduced with diagrams for visual learners while photographs demonstrate the common practical  Read more...
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Dallas, S. E. (Sue E.), author.
Animal biology and care
Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014
(DLC) 2014000060
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S E Dallas; Emily Jewell
ISBN: 9781118276044 1118276043 9781118276051 1118276051
OCLC Number: 868150817
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.
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The perfect study companion, Animal Biology and Care, 3rd Edition is specifically designed for students on animal care, animal nursing assistant and veterinary care assistant courses. This edition is fully updated with new course content, a refreshed design and colour illustrations throughout. Basic biological theory is introduced with diagrams for visual learners while photographs demonstrate the common practical procedures carried out by animal care assistants. Key features include: -New content on exotic species, recognising the increasing number of these animals kept as pets. -Extensive coverage of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and recent advances in animal welfare. -Written in line with course curricula, chapter summaries help you to remember key points and learning objectives. -A companion website atwww.wiley.com/go/dallas/animal-biology-care with interactive MCQs to help you test your knowledge.>> Divided into three main sections covering animal science and genetics, health and husbandry and nursing procedures, this book will help lay the foundations for a successful career in animal care and management!</

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