Now in full-color, Miller’s Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition features unparalleled coverage of canine morphology, with detailed descriptions and vivid illustrations that make intricate details easier to see and understand. Updated content reflects the latest knowledge on development, structure, and function, making this a valuable reference for anatomists, veterinary students, technicians, clinicians, experimentalists, and breeders. It is also useful in specialty fields such as mammalogy, biomechanics, and archaeology.
- Chapters are logically organized by body system for quick reference.
- Contributors are expert anatomists who provide the most current information and share their knowledge of particular structures.
- An introductory chapter includes breed categories from both the American and British Registry Clubs to give you a clearer understanding of dog breeds and how they are determined.
- NEW! Elaborate, full-color illustrations created by an expert medical illustrator bring canine structures to life and enhance your understanding of their function.
- New and updated content reflects the most up-to-date nomenclature from the Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria (NAV) — the standard reference for anatomical (zootomical) terminology.
- Text and bibliographic references from the most current literature allow you to access all primary sources of information for further study and interpretation.
- The Dog and Its Relatives
- Prenatal Development
- The Integument
- The Skeleton
- The Muscular System
- The Digestive Apparatus and Abdomen
- The Respiratory System
- The Urogenital System
- The Endocrine System
- The Heart and Arteries
- The Veins
- The Lymphatic System
- Introduction to the Nervous System
- The Autonomic Nervous System
- Spinal Cord and Meninges
- The Spinal Nerves
- The Brain
- Cranial Nerves and Cutaneous Innervation of the Head
- The Ear
- The Eye
Introduction and Breeds
Phylogenetic Relationships of Canids to Other Carnivores
Origin and Domestication of the Dog
"A 'must-have' for anybody with an interest in working with small animals, and vital for those doing surgery. Miller's Anatomy of the Dog is a very comprehensive , well researched and elaborately illustrated textbook on canine anatomy...There is abundant footnoting, supported by the encyclopedic bibliography...The information is referenced in the text so that source information can be identified and searched for easily...The text is detailed and the layout is logical and easy to use, with a great balance of colour illustrations and written descriptions...We would definitely recommend this book and buy it ourselves."
Veterinary Record, August 2012
"Every aspect of canine anatomy and development is discussed in detail throughout the 21 chapters. The detailed table of contents and index allows for accurate and rapid searching for required content...A great addition to this book is the initial two chapters on 'The dog and its relatives' and 'Prenatal development'...Miller's Anatomy of the Dog would serve as a fantastic reference book for clinicians, veterinary students, anatomists, technicians, nurses and would be a valuable addition to any veterinary clinic library."
Australian Veterinary Journal, December 2012