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Review 2, 2. Edition

Australian Veterinary Journal, vol 89, no 10, p 400 (Oct. 2011). Reviewed by Lucy Kopecny

….The textbook is predominantly aimed at undergraduate students in the veterinary or animal science fields, though would also be a useful reference of key physiological concepts for practitioners. It provides comprehensive, well-presented information on physiology of all domestic species….


 ….Like the previous edition, information is presented in a logical order. Extensive support of the text by simple diagrams facilitates the understanding of key concepts, and also assist in the development of problem-solving skills by allowing thorough understanding of the physiology of the different organ systems….

….Useful additions to this edition include key points highlighted in the page margins, which allow rapid revision of the main concepts.
These summaries are accompanied by questions in the margins, which are particularly useful for students seeking to assess their learning and understanding of the text. While revision questions were provided at the end of each chapter in the previous edition, this edition allows for more continuous assessment….

….There are clinical examples in each chapter, helping to provide a focus for learning and add relevance to the physiological concepts presented. With these features, the text would provide a quick, clear reference for specific underlying disease physiology for students in the clinical years of a veterinary science degree….

….Overall, this would be a highly useful resource on physiology of all domestic species and compares favourably to other physiology textbooks for undergraduate students….