David M. Sherman, DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVIM, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Population Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts
- Pam Brown, mixed practice vet at Alnorthumbria Vets, Wooler, in Veterinary Record, 27 April 2019
Key features:Covers both goat medicine and surgery Covers basic anatomy, commons breeds and husbandry Includes new and emerging diseases
Goats are one of the most widely kept domestic animals globally, mainly as a result of the relative ease with which they can be kept and the obvious benefits provided to those who keep them. Goat Medicine and Surgery describes the key diseases that can have an impact on goat health and welfare worldwide, providing information on diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, management and control.
Covers basic anatomy, common breeds and husbandry.
Divided into chapters covering each body system
Offers the common differential diagnoses, followed by the specific diagnosis and recommended treatments
Covers a wide range of disorders, including new and emerging diseases
Modern goat keeping gives us a full spectrum of activity from nomadic tribes moving with their animals, to the range-keeping in Australia, to units fattening goat kids for meat and to intensive goat dairy production systems. Alongside these production systems are those in which goats are kept in small numbers as a hobby, as pets and at public attractions. This book deals with the diseases and challenges impacting all kinds of goats and their owners. It will be invaluable to veterinarians in practice and training, animal scientists and agricultural advisors, as well as scientists interested in animal welfare.
This book will assist veterinary students in their understanding of farm animal clinical examination and act as a quick reference for clinicians who are called upon to examine an unfamiliar species. It will also provide a more detailed account for experienced clinicians in their continuing professional development.
The authors provide a simple, explicit and reliable method of examining cattle, sheep, pigs and goats of all ages in the search for diagnostic information.
Veterinaries have access to a great variety of texts, journals, and continuing education opportunities to keep them on top of the tremendous technological advances in clinical care and preventive medicine. Outside of the technical realm, however, there are many global trends, which exert profound effects on how the veterinary profession serves society and how veterinary professionals define their role in a rapidly changing world. This new and unrivaled book delves into these influences in impressive detail, identifying new challenges and opportunities for the veterinary profession in a global context.
Unique topics covered include:
Each chapter of this completely revised and updated book opens with a recommended approach to clinical examination of the featured body system, rather than simply providing a listing of disorders and diseases. The book also guides readers through all stages of the disease process highlighting the critical clinical features important in the diagnosis. Ancillary tests available to veterinary practitioners are detailed, emphasising their practical applications and cost limitations.
Several self-assessment exercises featuring typical clinical cases affecting each body system are collected in a revision chapter at the end of the book. Diseases and disorders are included with the common differential diagnoses followed by the specific diagnosis and recommended treatment(s). The book is invaluable to veterinarians in practice and training, animal scientists and agricultural advisors, and scientists interested in animal welfare.
That Sheep May Safely Graze detailsa determined effort, in the midst of war, to bring essential veterinaryservices to an agrarian society that depends day in and day out on thewell-being and productivity of its animals, but which, because of decades ofwar and the disintegration of civil society, had no reliable access to even themost basic animal health care.
The book describes how, in theface of many obstacles, a dedicated group of Afghan and expatriateveterinarians working for a small nongovernmental organization (NGO) in Kabul was able to create a nationalnetwork of over 400 veterinary field units staffed by over 600 veterinaryparaprofessionals. These paravets were selected by their own communities andthen trained and outfitted by the NGO so that nearly every district in thecountry that needed basic veterinary services now has reliable access to suchservices.
Most notably, over a decade afterits inception and with Afghanistan still in free fall, this private sector,district-based animal health program remains vitally active. The community-basedveterinary paraprofessionals continue to provide quality services to farmersand herders, protecting their animals from the ravages of disease and improvingtheir livelihoods, despite the political upheavals and instability that continueto plague the country. The elements contributing to this sustainability and theirapplication to programs for improved veterinary service delivery in developingcountries beyond Afghanistan are described in the narrative.
There are new chapters on the Geriatric Goat; Inadequate Growth Rate; Biosecurity and Herd Health in order to reflect changes in current concerns and practice and there is also extended and updated material included on surgical techniques and anaesthesia. This edition now includes a section with colour photographs in order to assist diagnosis.