Physiology of Domestic Animals
Fall 2022  
        (send questions/comments to
Syllabus (pdf)
 Syllabus-Honors (pdf)

Learning Resources

Animal Physiology Math Questions

Antonyms--Rod's Favorites (pdf)

Common Prefixes, Suffixes, and Combining Forms Used in Biology/Medicine


Recent visitors to Rod's webpage

Rod's Tools for Learning

Rod's YouTube Channel

Study Suggestions for College Students

Sara's Math Sheet (pdf)   Sara's Math Sheet (Word)

Dissection Guides

Weekly Schedule and Required Educational Material

Reading/Videos for the week of 11/7

Canine Reproduction

Reproduction in Dogs

Estrous Cycles in Cats

Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology of the Bull

Bovine Testes


Reading/Videos for the week of 10/31

Reproduction-The Bovine Female

Ovarian Antral Follicles in Cattle

Reproduction in the Sow

Reading/Videos for the week of 10/24

During lectures and lab this week,
 we discussed how to write great exams and lab reports.

Exam #2

Here is E2--due midnight on 10/30/2022

(upload completed exam into BS as a pdf)


Reading/Videos for weeks of 10/10 and 10/17







GIT-7 (read all links)

Please remember that we will not meet in lab on 10/12.
Please use this time to work on the many lab reports due soon.
Lab Report #2 is due on 10/15/2022.
The schedule for due dates for all remaining lab reports are listed in BS.

Reading/Videos for weeks of 9/26 and 10/3








Reading/Videos for weeks of 9/12 and 9/19

Endocrine Tissues/Glands

Thyroid             Parathyroid

Endocrine Pancreas

Pineal Gland


Adrenal Glands

Secondary Endocrine Tissue

Exam #1

Here is E1--due midnight on 9/17/2022
(upload completed exam into BS as a pdf)

Below this line reflects material for Exam 1

Reading/Videos for week of 9/6


Adrenal Gland

Lab #1 Report Guidelines (due 9/14/22, midnight, BS (submit pdf))

NOTE-------Lab is Online this Week (Lab 2)-View all videos on
Cat, Pig and Rat dissection here-->>>
Dissection Guides

Lab on 9/14 will be a wet lab.

Practice Paragraphs for Exam 1
This Word doc has 2 practice paragraphs that should give you
an idea of what Exam 1 will look like. Please remember
that E1 is a take-home exam. After you create the 2 practice paragraphs,
feel free to practice uploading them into BS into the E0 space.
Prefix and suffix items must always be combined with some root word.
Before uploading into BS, convert the Word doc into a pdf.
BS should generate a Similarity Score for you using Turnitin.
Multiple submissions are permitted.

Totally Optional Material On Teratogens
Some students have shown a great interest in teratogens
after I introduced the topic last week. So I have listed 3
teratogens below---linked to info about each.


Eastern Tent Caterpillars

Diethylstilbestrol (DES)  One,  Two

Reading/Videos for week of 8/29

Kidney Anatomy

Renal Function

Hormones and Renal Function
(Stop reading when the authors' names appear (LeVay and Robson))

For Lab (3 videos): Video1, Video2, Video3

Reading for week of 8/22

The Circulatory System (Click on Hematopoietic System Intro--Read all 4 topics there)

Circulatory System of the Horse

Fluid Therapy in the Horse

Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in Dogs