The Beagle Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates
by Xavier Palazzi
Edition: 1st., 2011
Beagle dogs are commonly used in preclinical research and neuroscience as the preferred canine model for safety studies. The central nervous system is often a target for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and chemicals, and a deep knowledge of the gross and microscopic anatomy of the beagle brain is mandatory for anatomic pathologists and neuroscience researchers in order to assess the safety of innovative medicinal and industrial chemicals, or to investigate new mechanisms of action.
Very little literature regarding the anatomy of the beagle brain was available to the scientific community in 2008, as most books were out of print or incomplete, and web-based resources only scant. Hence the decision to build an up-to-date reference atlas in this breed with modern tools and illustrations.
The Beagle Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates was written for neuroscientists, neuroanatomists, neuropathologists, neurosurgeons as well as students, and it provides a comprehensive guide for those – both researchers and undergraduates – who are interested in the dog brain and
comparative anatomy. The nomenclature and atlas presentation were inspired from existing reference brain atlases in the dog and in other species.