Review 3, 2. Edition
Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association, vol 239, no 12, p 1554-55 (Dec.15 2011). Reviewed by Andrea K. Oncken
….The authors have modified the layout of the second edition by adding
several helpful questions after various topics. Additionally, they have
added short statements in the margins that serve to underscore important
points from each page, which is a useful tool when reviewing a section.
Throughout each chapter, there are helpful clinical examples that serve
to illustrate what happens when physiologic processes malfunction….
….There are multiple beautifully colored illustrations throughout the
book that are helpful in understanding the concepts….
…The book focuses largely on homeostasis rather than on
pathophysiologic concepts. The layout of the chapters is logical and
comprehensive, starting with an overview of basic chemistry and cells in
the first few chapters and then moving on to a system-by-system
approach. The book covers most domesticated mammals as well as poultry.
It is a good, broad overview of basic physiology in these species and
would definitely be appropriately suited for pre-veterinary, zoology, or
animal science undergraduate students….