By Victoria Aspinall BVSc MRCVS, Melanie Cappello BSc(Hons)Zoology PGCE VN
A legitimate wisdom of anatomy and body structure is a necessary foundation for the potent scientific remedy of spouse animals. the hot advent to Veterinary Anatomy and body structure Textbook builds at the luck of the 1st version in its thorough assurance of the typical significant other animal species. up to date all through, the hot variation gains on-line studying assets, delivering scholars with the chance to check their wisdom with questions and visible routines, whereas teachers can obtain questions, figures and workouts to take advantage of as instructing aids.
- An crucial first buy for all these embarking upon a veterinary career
- Now with online assets together with self-assessment instruments and educating aids
- Comprehensive insurance of all significant spouse animal species
- New equine chapter
- 'Applied Anatomy' advice relate thought to scientific perform, displaying the connection among anatomy and body structure and the ailment process
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Extra resources for Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Textbook, 2e
Each cell has several nuclei. B. Light micrograph (×1000) of skeletal muscle showing characteristic bands and lines and nuclei located at the edges of the fibres. (Taken from D. Samuelson. Textbook of Veterinary Histology. ) A Muscle fibre Nuclei B 23 24 Section 1 The dog and cat Fig. 14 A Smooth muscle, as found in the gastrointestinal tract and other viscera. It is involuntary and consists of small spindle shaped cells without striations (hence ‘smooth’). Each cell has one nucleus in the centre.
An animal uses its brain to move its limbs. The muscle cells or fibres are long and cylindrical and lie parallel to each other. Each individual muscle fibre is composed of bundles of microfilaments known as myofibrils that are made of two contractile proteins called actin (thin filaments) and myosin (thick filaments). It is their highly regular arrangement that gives the muscle its striated or striped appearance when viewed under a microscope. Each fibre has several nuclei, which lie on the outer surface of the cell as the presence of the myofibrils pushes all the cell structures to the outer margins.
Smooth muscle does not appear ‘striped’ when viewed under the microscope – hence its name. Cardiac muscle This type of muscle is found only in the heart and forms the myocardium. It is responsible for the rhythmic and automatic contraction of the heart that continues throughout an animal’s life. This inherent contractibility is increased or slowed down by nerves supplying the heart according to the requirements of the body. Control of cardiac muscle is therefore involuntary or unconscious. Cardiac muscle cells are striated and cylindrical in shape (Fig.
Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Textbook, 2e by Victoria Aspinall BVSc MRCVS, Melanie Cappello BSc(Hons)Zoology PGCE VN