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Faculty members from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine have published the second in a four-book series detailing equine anatomy. The book is titled, “Equine Anatomy Guide: The Hindlimb, An Illustrated Guide.” The book is authored by Dr. Mahmoud Mansour, associate professor in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, who is also coordinator of the large animal gross anatomy section, provided the majority of the book’s text, while Dr. Ray Wilhite provided detailed photographs. Dr. Janet Steiss, professor emeritus, edited the text and Dr. Paul Rumph, also an emeritus professor, contributed to the chapter covering blood vessels and nerves. The book is directed primarily towards first-year veterinary students, but Dr. Mansour said that the book’s simple yet detailed illustrations and text offer both practical and clinical value to higher level students, practicing veterinarians, Pony Club members, and horse owners.

The first book in the series, “Equine Anatomy Guide: The Forelimb, An Illustrated Guide,” was published in March of this year. The inspiration for this series came after a survey administered to students who had completed their freshman year showed concerns that the guide being used offered only black and white illustrations, lacking color and actual photographs of dissected anatomy. The final two books in the series, of which the third will cover the equine head and will be authored by Dr. Rumph, and the fourth which will cover body cavities, will be completed by the summer of 2016. The authors have already completed the first draft of both books, and hope to combine the four into a single volume after all have been published.

The first in the series of books has also received attention outside of the college. Representatives of John Wiley and Sons, Inc., a corporation that specializes in publishing academic and journalistic books, reviewed the first book in the series, and were impressed. Based on their impressions, they contacted the authors and asked them to accept a contract to author a work on bovine ruminants. The authors have agreed, and their forthcoming book, “Guide to Ruminant Anatomy: Dissection and Clinical Aspects,” is due back to Wiley for publication in late 2016.

The authors would like to thank Dr. Edward Morrison, chair of the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, for his encouragement and support.

To purchase a copy of the first two volumes, click here.