Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals by R. Michael Akers

By R. Michael Akers

Ntroduction to the principles of anatomy and body structure in quite a lot of family species. good illustrated all through, the publication presents in–depth details at the guiding rules of this key region of research for animal technological know-how scholars, fostering a radical figuring out of the complicated make–up of household animals. This moment version comprises entry to supplementary fabric on-line, together with photos and tables on hand for obtain in PowerPoint, a try financial institution of questions for teachers, and self–study questions for college kids at
Taking a logical systems–based procedure, this new version is totally up to date and now presents simpler info, with descriptions of anatomic or physiological occasions in pets or household animals to illustrate daily purposes. delivering larger intensity of data than different books during this zone, Anatomy and body structure of household Animals is a useful textbook for animal technological know-how scholars and pros during this zone.

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Data for mammary biopsies obtained on day 21 of lactation are given. Clearly, measures of mammary epithelial cell structural differentiation correlate well with function. In this experiment, treatment with col­ chicine during the period just before calving prevented the normal structural differentiation of the epithelial cells. This in turn markedly impaired the functioning of the mammary gland despite the fact that drug treat­ ment was discontinued immediately after calving. The point of this is to illustrate how changes in cell dif­ ferentiation are closely related to cell function.

Panel C shows a paraffinembedded tissue block mounted in the microtome. With each up and down motion of the microtome, the block of tissue moves past a stationary knife so that a ribbon of serial sections (typically ∼5 μm thick) is cut. The ribbon of sections is transferred to a water bath (panel D) and ultimately floated onto a microscope slide. The sections are allowed to dry, then the paraffin is removed, the sections hydrated, stained, and subsequently cover-slipped for examination. 5 μm) can be prepared for light microscopy, and with the proper microtome, sections thin enough for electron microscopy can be prepared.

However, other components may also be excellent measures of growth. For example, an increase in muscle tissue would be an evidently desir­ able attribute for a lamb producer. Quantification of such an effect might be better confirmed by measuring total muscle protein rather than DNA. Clearly, the question of growth is complex, but understanding and regulating rates and types of tissue growth are key elements of many aspects of animal agriculture. For example, lamb or beef producers are concerned with getting their animals to market weight at an appropriate body composition as rapidly and 0 Before After A B Fig.

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