Cardiovascular and hematopoietic systems

Nicholas A. Robinson, Alan T. Loynachan

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The cardiovascular and hematopoietic systems are essential components that conjointly aid in the distribution of oxygen, nutrients, minerals, proteins, and cellular constituents to the body systems. Disease or functional disruption of either system can have detrimental effects. This chapter briefly highlights normal porcine anatomy and physiology and the pathology of frequently encountered porcine cardiovascular and hematopoietic diseases. A thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology is essential for the appropriate detection and evaluation of porcine cardiovascular abnormalities. The heart should be visualized in a consistent and methodical manner so that the pericardium, myocardium, mural and valvular endocardium, and great vessels are examined. Naturally occurring neoplasia is infrequently diagnosed in swine due to the short life span of production animals. Tumors that are most frequently identified in the cardiovascular and hematopoietic systems of swine include lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma, hemangioma, and cardiac rhabdomyoma.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiseases of Swine
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781119350927
StatePublished - Mar 29 2019

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • Cardiac rhabdomyoma
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Hemangioma
  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Hematopoietic system
  • Lymphoma
  • Porcine anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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