Animals have played a crucial role in the lives of humans for thousands of years, and ensuring that our furry friends are happy and healthy has become a firmly established field of expertise. Veterinary science deals with the health and wellbeing of animals encompasses everything from preventative care to psychological analysis and complex surgical procedures. By its nature, veterinary science is comparative and gives rise to the basic science disciplines of comparative anatomy, comparative physiology, comparative pathology, and so forth. Veterinary research is directed at understanding and managing the determinants of health and disease at the level of both individuals and populations in order to inform veterinary practitioners, policy makers, animal owners and managers, and other health professionals who share or have a stake in veterinary medicine’s purpose. The science of veterinary medicine continues to be rooted in comparative medicine which provides a powerful and historically successful approach to understanding biological phenomena that underlie health and disease. The practice of veterinary medicine continues to be informed by the values and needs of societies as they relate to animals.

This book covers all aspects of veterinary science that helps the theoretical and practical understanding of animal science and medicine relevant to any area of the health and management of domestic animals, poultry, aquatic animals, and wildlife. It covers specific aspects of applied veterinary medicine in pets and in livestock. This book is intended to students, researchers, and scientist exploring the advanced and latest research developments in the field of veterinary sciences and related academic disciplines. The book will be an ideal for veterinary practitioners, policy makers, veterinary managers, and other health professionals who share or have a stake in veterinary.