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Physiology for veterinary students
  1. Karen Noble

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Physiology of Domestic Animals, 2nd edn Oystein V. Sjaastad. Olav Sand. Knut Hove 804 pages, hardback, €98 (plus shipping). Scandinavian Veterinary Press. 2010. ISBN 978 82 91743 97 3

THIS is a gem of textbook, which at 804 pages can still be held in one hand, and yet covers in an appealing, accessible manner the detailed comparative physiology that a veterinary student needs to understand.

There are 21 chapters that divide the book into the major physiological systems such as the digestive system, with smaller chapters that cover lactation and immunology, bioenergetics and growth. I particularly liked the opening chapters on chemistry, physics and cell biology, which are usefully cross-referenced throughout the …

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