Welcome to Advanced Physiology of Domestic Animals

First-time visitors should read these short paragraphs before proceeding:

It is important that you realize how the content of these pages is organized and the logic behind the organization. When you click on a topic below, you will be taken to a new page where the specific content is organized into two sections: Statements of Fact (SOF) and External Links (EL).

1) The SOF are presented as propositions (because this is how your brain stores knowledge) and therefore no paragraphs will be presented in this section. This saves typing and you don't have to read all the miscellaneous words that make paragraphs flow (sorry, English instructors!). I suggest you read these articles on propositions in cognitive theory and their use in the construction of concept maps. Here is another good article on concept maps. If you read the propositions aloud, they will become a part of your knowledge domains. If you can construct a concept map on a specific topic, you are an advanced learner!

2) The EL will feature web pages (and images, where appropiate) that provide further information on the selected topic. It is important to realize that I have no control over EL and therefore, their content may disappear or change without my knowledge (this is a disclaimer). I will purge links to web sites that become unavailable or change their content to uselessness. This purging will happen once I realize that things have changed--so you may see things change before I do! If you see it happen before I do, drop me a line at ------rod@rodallrich.com----Thanks!

Topics (added/revised on a continual basis)




Blood Brain Barrier (BBB)

Bovine Bloat

Bovine Ketosis

Canine Bloat

Concept of the "Normal Range" in Physiology

Counter-Current Exchange

Diffusion (and diffusion barriers)


Exocrine Secretions

Labeled-Line Theory (neurology)


Myasthenia Gravis

Neonatal Isoerythrolysis

Ovine Pregnancy Toxemia



Placental Gonadotropins

Physiological Saline

Renin vs Rennin

Serum Albumin


Water Balance