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A Dissection Guide & Atlas to the Rabbit

David G. Smith, Michael P. Schenk
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This full-color guide is designed to provide an introduction to the anatomy of the rabbit for biology, zoology, nursing, or pre-professional students taking an introductory laboratory course in biology, zoology, anatomy and physiology, or basic vertebrate anatomy. The rabbit is an excellent alternative to other specimens for these courses.

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  • More than 150 color photographs and illustrations are provided for the identification of anatomical structures.
  • Color micrographs of histological slides accompany many of the photos and illustrations.
  • Multiple figures of the muscular, skeletal, and organ systems provide a complete picture of the layers of rabbit anatomy.
  • Dissection instructions are set off from the main text and important terms are boldfaced. 
  • Detailed instructions on how to efficiently and accurately perform all of the dissections allow the students to work independently and confidently.
  • Tables are used throughout to conveniently summarize information presented in the text.
  • A glossary containing definitions of boldfaced terms is provided.

About the Author

David G. Smith

David G. Smith received his B.S. in biological sciences from Clemson University in 1992 and his M.S. in zoology from the University of Oklahoma in 1995, where he taught zoology labs for six years. He accepted a faculty appointment at the University of Richmond as the Director of Biology Laboratories and taught laboratory courses there for another four years. David coauthored his first zoology laboratory manual in 1996, launching a writing career that has spanned more than a decade and has produced six zoology lab manuals and dissection guides, four of which have gone into multiple new editions. He has since moved out of the classroom to concentrate his efforts on authoring educational materials that are designed to improve the quality of the laboratory experience for zoology students.

Michael P. Schenk

Michael P. Schenk received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and his BSMI and MSMI from the Medical College of Georgia in 1973/1974. He is a certified medical illustrator. He has received numerous awards for his illustrations and photography and was inducted as a Fellow in the Association of Medical Illustrators in 2002. Mike has held illustrator positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where he started a department, the University of Texas Health Science Center Dallas where he was an assistant professor on medical illustration, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, where he was director of biomedical illustration services. Over the course of his career, he has created thousands of illustrations in all scientific disciplines and has been published by every major publisher.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: External Anatomy

Chapter 2: Skeletal System

Chapter 3: Muscular System

Chapter 4: Digestive System

Chapter 5: Circulatory System

Chapter 6: Respiratory System

Chapter 7: Reproductive and Excretory Systems

Chapter 8: Nervous System

Chapter 9: Endocrine System