1 Historical aspects of embryology
2 Division, growth and differentiation of cells
7 Aspects of cell signalling and gene functioning during development
8 Stem cells
9 Establishment of the basic body plan
10 Coelomic cavities
11 Foetal membranes
12 Forms of implantation and placentation
13 Early embryonic death in domestic species
14 Cardiovascular system
15 Embryological and post-natal features of haematopoiesis
16 Nervous system
17 Muscular and skeletal systems
18 Digestive system
19 Respiratory system
20 Urinary system
21 Male and female reproductive systems
22 Structures in the head and neck
23 Endocrine system
24 Eye and ear
25 Integumentary system
26 Age determination of the embryo and foetus
27 Assisted reproductive technologies used in domestic species
28 Genetic, chromosomal and environmental factors which adversely affect pre-natal development
Thomas McGeady is former Dean of the Veterinary Faculty of University College Dublin. His academic career was spent in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy, Faculty of VeterinaryMedicine, UCD, where he taught comparative embryology and developmental anatomy to veterinary students. His lectures and class notes provided the basis for many of the chapters inthe first edition of Veterinary Embryology.
PJ Quinn was Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology and Head of the Department in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, from 1985 to 2002. Heis the senior co-author of, amongst othersVeterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease (2nd edition 2011), and Concise Review of Veterinary Microbiology (2nd edition 2016). He wasawarded the title Professor Emeritus by University College Dublin in 2002. In 2006, he was recipient of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers outstanding teachingaward.
Eamonn Fitzpatrick is former Chief Technical Officer in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy, University College Dublin. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, and taughtveterinary anatomy and histology for over 25 years. He is co-author of Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease (2nd edition 2011) and Concise Review of VeterinaryMicrobiology (2nd edition 2016).
Marion Ryan is Senior Technical Officer and provides molecular biology support to the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin. She has published papers in a widerange of peer-reviewed journals encompassing the areas of veterinary and biomedical science education, animal genetics and host/pathogen interactions, having worked in the field of molecular biology and genetics for over 20 years.
Patrick Lonergan is Professor of Animal Reproduction in the School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin. His main areas of interest are early embryodevelopment in vivo and in vitro, embryo-maternal communication and understanding embryo mortality. He has supervised numerous Masters and PhD students and Post-doctoralFellows. He has a large volume of refereed research publications, recognized by the award of a D.Sc. Degree from National University of Ireland in 2005 and his election to the Royal IrishAcademy in 2012. He is former President of the International Embryo Transfer Society, and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the journalsBiology ofReproduction and Reproduction Fertility and Development.
David Kilroy is College Lecturer in Veterinary Biosciences in the School of Veterinary Sciences, University College Dublin. He has previously taught anatomy and embryology to studentsof science and veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, London. He is co-author of the The Canine Abdomen for CLIVE (Computer-aided Learning In Veterinary Education)(2000).