Animal Biology and Care

The perfect study companion, Animal Biology and Care, 3rd Edition is specifically designed for students on animal care, animal nursing assistant and veterinary care assistant courses. This edition is fully updated with new course content, a refreshed design and colour illustrations throughout. Basic biological theory is introduced with diagrams for visual learners while photographs demonstrate the common practical procedures carried out by animal care assistants.

Key features include:

  • New content on exotic species, recognising the increasing number of these animals kept as pets.
  • Extensive coverage of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and recent advances in animal welfare.
  • Written in line with course curricula, chapter summaries help you to remember key points and learning objectives.
  • A companion website

Divided into three main sections covering animal science and genetics, health and husbandry and nursing procedures, this book will help lay the foundations for a successful career in animal care and management!

Over de auteur

Sue Dallas VN Cert. Ed. is a qualified veterinary nurse, and has worked in veterinary schools and veterinary practices in the UK and in North America.  She has taught on both veterinary nursing and animal care courses for over 22 years and has been involved in a number of educational and examination developments in the UK and New Zealand. Sue has spoken at veterinary congresses both in the UK and around the world, promoting nursing and care of animals through training and education.

Emily Jewell BSc (Hons), MSc, Cert. Ed. is a Curriculum Area Manager in Animal Management at Reaseheath College in Nantwich, Cheshire.  Emily graduated from the University of Leeds in 1995 with a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science.  After working in a land-based college in Wiltshire for 7 years, she returned to study and graduated from Harper Adams University College in 2003 with an MSc in Animal Health and Welfare.  Emily has taught across a range of subjects and has had responsibility for many different species. Emily has also previously worked as an External Verifier in Animal Management for the awarding body Edexcel.


Section 1 Animal Biology

Chapter 1 Cells and Basic Tissues

Chapter 2 Movement of Materials within the Body

Chapter 3 Body Systems and Functions

Chapter 4 Basic Genetics

Chapter 5 Body Areas

Section 2 Animal Health and Husbandry

Chapter 6 Animal Welfare

Chapter 7 Basic Animal Health Care

Chapter 8 Disease Transmission and Control

Chapter 9 Basic Microbiology

Chapter 10 Diseases of the Dog and Cat

Chapter 11 Zoonotic Diseases

Chapter 12 Parasitology

Chapter 13 Hygiene

Chapter 14 Basic Nutrition

Chapter 15 Handling

Chapter 16 Grooming and Coat Care

Chapter 17 Other Animals Kept as Pets

Section 3 Nursing

Chapter 18 First Aid and Nursing

Chapter 19 Basic Bandaging

Chapter 20 The Hospital Environment

Chapter 21 The Hospitalized Patient

Chapter 22 Monitoring Temperature, Pulse and Respiration

Chapter 23 Pharmacy and the Administration of Drugs

Chapter 24 Isolation and Quarantine

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Onze prijs 32,00 euro
Auteur(s)Sue Dallas, Emily Jewell
UitgeverJohn Wiley & Sons
Verschenenjuni 2014
Omvang376 p.