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Importance of Anatomical Studies on Wild Animals in Veterinary Sciences

  • Open or Close Roqueline AGMF Aversi-Ferreira1, Hisao Nishijo2 and Tales A Aversi-Ferreira3*

    1College of Nutrition, University of Alfenas, Alfenas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

    2Department of Physiology, School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama, Japan

    3Laboratory of Biomathematics, Federal University of Alfenas, Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Tales Alexandre Aversi-Ferreira, Department of Anatomy, University of Alfenas, Brazil, Rua Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 700, Centro, block N, Alfenas, Minas Gerais, 37130-001, Brazil, Tel: +5535 3701-9564; Email:

Submission: February 08, 2018; Published: March 14, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/APDV.2018.03.000558

ISSN: 2576-9162
Volume3 Issue2


Anatomy plays an important role in the comparative studies of different species, but it is falling into academic and scientific crisis and some researchers ignore the evidence that the current health sciences were and are dependent on the anatomical data for clinical and surgical aspects, and anatomy is the base for phylogenetic, taxonomic, evolutionary, and ethological studies. The anatomical knowledge is an indispensable aspect for the students who will encounter professional problems, as veterinarians or biologists. Nowadays, the possibility of veterinarians encountering problems in your professional work has increased due to the following situations: 1) the number of wild animals that are used as companions is increasing and 2) the constant invasion of modern society into the wild habitats has increased the number of accidents involving these animals. Therefore, sufficient anatomical knowledge is necessary for the veterinarians and biologists to execute appropriate procedures. We suggest that these professionals should be prepared with good scholar formation, where the anatomical teaching and knowledge are fundamental. Furthermore, anatomical studies on wild animals, which are scarcely published until now, are required as reptiles and amphibians are increasingly used as companion animals in the modern society.

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