• Put yourself in the box seat at exam time …

    The days of cramming dry anatomical facts are over. It's time to look at anatomy as an opportunity to appreciate a fascinating world of relationships and interconnections.


    • The complete spectrum of systematic and topographic anatomy: clearly structured and vividly presented, featuring superb high-quality images
    • A combined text and atlas: takes into account a variety of species, an ideal resource for developing a comprehensive understanding of anatomical structures and relationships
    • Integrated sectional anatomy and contemporary diagnostic imaging: a window into the application of anatomy in diagnostics

    Highlights you won't want to miss:

    • A new chapter on avian anatomy: the fundamental structural features of birds, at a glance
    • Over 1100 exceptional images: anatomical specimens and histological images, thin slice plastinations, colour schematics, diagnostic imaging, sectional anatomy
    • Numerous references to clinical and applied anatomy: including equine endoscopy, arthrocentesis, examination of the udder, rectal examination and laparotomy
    • A unique bonus: CT, MRI and ultrasonographic images

    Bringing anatomy to life!

  • 1 Introduction and general anatomy
    2 Axial skeleton (skeleton axiale)
    3 Fasciae and muscles of the head, neck and trunk
    4 Forelimbs or thoracic limbs (membra thoracica)
    5 Hindlimbs or pelvic limbs (membra pelvina)
    6 Statics and dynamics
    7 Body cavities
    8 Digestive system (apparatus digestorius)
    9 Respiratory system (apparatus respiratorius)
    10 Urinary system (organa urinaria)
    11 Male genital organs (organa genitalia masculina)
    12 Female genital organs (organa genitalia feminina)
    13 Organs of the cardiovascular system (systema cardiovasculare)
    14 Immune system and lymphatic organs (organa lymphopoetica)
    15 Nervous system (systema nervosum)
    16 Endocrine glands (glandulae endocrinae)
    17 Eye (organum visus)
    18 Vestibulocochlear organ (organum vestibulocochleare)
    19 Common integument (integumentum commune)
    20 Topographical-clinical anatomy
    21 Avian anatomy
    22 Sectional anatomy and imaging processes
    23 Appendix

  • Horst Erich König, Prof. em. Dr. med. vet. habil., Dr. hc

    Born in 1940

    Current or most recent job

    Professor iR, professor of anatomy at the Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology in Vienna

    Professional organizations

    Since 1992 member of the Bavarian State Veterinary Association

    Awards & Honors

    2012 Awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Bucharest


    Studies and doctorate in Bucharest Habilitation at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich

    Professional background

    Full professor of anatomy at the Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology in Vienna until 2008 2008 Visiting professor for several weeks in Chile 2009/2010 Representation of a W3 professorship for veterinary anatomy at the University of Leipzig


    • Anatomy of domestic mammals. Stuttgart: Schattauer, c 2015, 6th, revised. and ext. Edition • Veterinary anatomy of domestic mammals. Stuttgart: Schattauer, 2014, 6th, rev. and extended ed. • Anatomy and propaedeutics of poultry. Stuttgart: Schattauer, [2000] • Anatomy of the cat. King, Horst Erich. - Stuttgart: G. Fischer, 1992 • Anatomy and development of the blood vessels in the cranial cavity of the ruminant house. King, Horst Erich. - Stuttgart: Enke, 1979