Goat Medicine: Edition 2

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Fully revised and expanded, Goat Medicine, Second Edition includes discussions on new diseases ranging from bovine spongiform encephalopathy to floppy kid disease as well as major updates on important diseases such as scrapie, mycoplasmosis, paratuberculosis, and urolithiasis. Information has also been added on management of transgenic goats and organic goat production. The text begins by outlining fundamentals of goat practice and moves on to systems-based coverage of the goat. Each chapter provides clinical anatomy and physiology of every system alongside information on relevant clinical signs, differential diagnosis, and system-specific disease.
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About the author

Mary C. Smith, DVM, Diplomate, ACT, Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

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

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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Nov 16, 2011
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Pages
888
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ISBN
9781119949527
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal
Medical / Veterinary Medicine / General
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As textbooks go, this is one of the few that I may actually choose to read in a spare moment, not just when madly researching what could possibly be the problem when I get called to a goat farm. It contains interesting information on the background of goat farming, goat behaviour, nutrition and husbandry in the introductory section... This hardback, logically presented book will live on a handy shelf to be used on a regular basis.

- 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.

A book like no other in the field of veterinary medicine with pertinent information every student and practitioner will find beneficial.

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:


The important global trends with implications for veterinary medicine.
Different cultural attitudes towards the human use of animals, their impact on the human-animal relationship, and the challenges this poses for veterinarians.
The role of livestock in food security, rural development, and sustainable agriculture and the opportunities for veterinarians to improve the lives of people who depend on animals around the world.
The relationship of global environmental change to animal health and production.
The emerging field of conservation medicine and the important role of veterinarians in protecting biodiversity and conserving wildlife.
A global perspective on veterinary service delivery and the opportunities and challenges for improving animal health care worldwide.
The growth of international trade, its relation to food safety and animal health, and its impact on animal agricultural and veterinary medicine.
The growing risk of foreign animal disease, the national and international institutions involved in animal disease control, and the role of the private practitioner in controlling foreign animal disease.
Nontraditional career paths for veterinarians interested in working internationally and how to identify and prepare for such international career opportunities.
Authoritative yet easy to read, Sheep and Goat Medicine, 2nd Edition covers all the latest advances in sheep and goat medicine, including medical treatment, surgery, theriogenology, and nutrition. Full-color photographs and clear instructions provide the answers you need, guiding you through common procedures and techniques such as restraint for examination, administration of drugs, blood collection, and grooming; these descriptions are often accompanied by explanatory diagrams and charts. With diseases, surgeries, and treatments organized by body system, information is always easy to find. New to this edition are chapters on parasite control, nutritional requirements, and performing a necropsy. Developed by Dr. D.G. Pugh, a world-renowned expert on the medical care of sheep and goats, this reference is unmatched for its comprehensive coverage of herd health, physical examination, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases.Clear writing style makes the book useful and easy to understand, even for sheep and/or goat owners who are not veterinarians.Both surgery and medicine are covered in each body systems chapter, so it's easier to choose between treatment options for specific disorders.Superbly illustrated surgical procedures clearly demonstrate the steps to follow in performing surgical procedures.An explanation of the differences in normal behavior between sheep and goats shows how they are not the same, and require different methods of treatment.A consistent, logical format in each body systems chapter makes information easy to find by beginning with physical examination and diagnostic procedures, followed by discussions of common diseases that involve the system. Consistent headings include pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. A comprehensive nutrition chapter covers diet evaluation, method of balancing rations, total parenteral nutrition, and examples of nutritious diets.Practical formulas are included for making sodium sulfite for testing passive transfer, and Sheather's solution for fecal flotation.Useful appendixes summarize essential information on drugs and drug dosages, fluid therapy, and normal values and conversions.A diverse, authoritative panel of contributors provides current information on the care of valuable breeding stock as well as pets. Full-color photographs and graphics accurately depict conditions and procedures.New Fluid Therapy and Nutritional Support chapter covers emergency and critical care essential to the care of sheep and goats.New Gastrointestinal Parasitism chapter covers treatments for parasites, key to the successful management of all flocks.New Necropsy chapter helps you prevent disease outbreaks in a flock by determining the cause of death.
The very mention of Afghanistanconjures images of war, international power politics, the opium trade, and widespreadcorruption. Yet the untold story of Afghanistan's seemingly endless misfortune isthe disruptive impact that prolonged conflict has had on ordinary ruralAfghans, their culture, and the timeless relationship they share with theirland and animals. In rural Afghanistan, when animals die, livelihoods are lost,families and communities suffer, and people may perish.

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.

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