Course detail

LZT5701 - Animal Physiology


Credit hours

In-class work
per week
Practice
per week
Credits
Duration
Total
4
0
8
15 weeks
120 hours

Instructor
Eduardo Francisquine Delgado
Raul Machado Neto

Objective
Professional training for research activities and / or teaching in the Animal Science area, emphasizing the fundamentals of the integration system in the physiology of the animal.

Content
SECTION I – INTRODUCTION OF PHYSIOLOGY AND HISTOPHYSIOLOGY
• HOMEOSTASIS
• HISTOPHYSIOLOGY – EPITELIAL, CONNECTIVE, MUSCULAR AND NERVOUS TISSUE

SECTION II – GENERAL SYSTEM OF PHYSIOLOGICAL INTEGRATION
• Integration (Signaling transduction pathways – receptors and secondary messengers);
• Neuroendocrine axes
◦ Hipothalamus-hypophysis-adrenal axis;
◦ Hipothalamus-hypophysis-thyroid axis;
◦ Hipothalamus-hypophysis-somatotropic (GH e IGF) axis ;
• Endocrine system non dependent of hipothalamus-hypophysis – Glicemia, calcemia, natremia e kalemia axis;
• Nervous system – Behavioral physiology, somatic sensorial system and autonomous nervous system.
SECTION III – CIRCULATORY, DIGESTIVE AND EXCRETORY FUNCTIONS
• Blood and circulatory system;
◦ Blood composition and functions;
◦ Control mechanisms of the circulatory system;
◦ Microcirculation, lymph and edema;
• Digestory system;
◦ Control and general functions of the gastrointestinal tract;
◦ Stomach and accessory glands secretion;
◦ Digestive and absorptive functions of the intestines;
◦ Ruminant stomach digestion;
• Kidneys function;
◦ Acid-base balance;
SECTION IV – EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY;
SECTION V – TEMPERATURE REGULATION AND THERMAL ENVIRONMENT.

Bibliography
REQUIRED:
REECE, W. O. 2006. Dukes Fisiologia dos Animais Domésticos. 12 ed. Guanabara-Koogan, 926 p.
RECOMENDADA/RECOMMENDED
BOLANDER, F. 1994. Molecular Endocrinology. 2 ed. Academic Press. 601 p. CUNNINGHAM, J.G. 1993. Tratado de Fisiologia Veterinária. Guanabara-Koogan S.A., 454 p.
FAILS, A. 2003. Anatomy & Physiology of Farm Animals. Verenidge Staten, 600p.
JUNQUEIRA, L. C. & CARNEIRO, J. 2008. Histologia Básica. 11ª ed. Guanabara-Koogan S. A. 540 p.
MOYES, C. D. ,SHULTE, P.M. 2007.Principals of Animal Physiology. 2a ed. Benjamin Cummings, 768 p.
NELSON, D. L. & COX, M. M. 2011. Princípios de Bioquímica de Lehninger. 5 ed. Artmed 1304 p.
NORMAN, A. W. & LITWACK, G. 1997. Hormones. 2 ed. Academic Press. 558 p.
SHOLOMO, MELMED & CONN. 2005. General endocrinology. Philadelphia. W.B. Saunders Co. 596 p.

SCIENCE JOURNALS:
American Journal of Physiology
Annual Review of Physiology
Current Gastroenterology Reports
Domestic Animal Endocrinology
Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology
Journal of Applied Physiology
Journal of Endocrinology
Nutrition
Nutrition Research Reviews
Physiology
Trends in Neurosciences