Miller's Anatomy of the Dog
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog,
Edition 4
By Howard E. Evans, PhD and Alexander de Lahunta

Publication Date : 07 June 2012

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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.

Key Features

  • 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 Features

  • 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.
About the author
By Howard E. Evans, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and Alexander de Lahunta
Table of Contents
  1. The Dog and Its Relatives
  2. Introduction and Breeds

    Phylogenetic Relationships of Canids to Other Carnivores

    Origin and Domestication of the Dog

  3. Prenatal Development
  4. The Integument
  5. The Skeleton
  6. Arthrology
  7. The Muscular System
  8. The Digestive Apparatus and Abdomen
  9. The Respiratory System
  10. The Urogenital System
  11. The Endocrine System
  12. The Heart and Arteries
  13. The Veins
  14. The Lymphatic System
  15. Introduction to the Nervous System
  16. The Autonomic Nervous System
  17. Spinal Cord and Meninges
  18. The Spinal Nerves
  19. The Brain
  20. Cranial Nerves and Cutaneous Innervation of the Head
  21. The Ear
  22. The Eye
Book Reviews

"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



Book details
ISBN: 9781437708127
Page Count: 852
Illustrations: Approx. 2504 illustrations (2504 in full color)
Retail Price: £89.99
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