Veterinary Treatment of Sheep and Goats

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CABI, 2012 - Medical - 320 pages
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Sheep and goats are farmed worldwide for meat, milk, skins and wool. This diverse range of uses means that many people rely on these animals as a source of income, food and warm clothing, though they can also be kept as pets. With an accessible structure designed for use in the field, this book provides a general veterinary guide to treating common conditions in these animals. It addresses veterinary medicines and their uses, on-site surgery, equipment, normal values and vital signs, vaccination, nutrition, dental treatment, poisoning and dermatology. Worldwide disease conditions are also covered in detail, with a particular focus on the welfare of the animal and economic reality. A valuable field guide for the veterinary practitioner, this book is also essential reading for veterinary students.
 

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Contents

1 Breeds
1
2 Behaviour and Restraint
53
3 Vital Signs and Sample Taking
60
4 Simple Diagnostic Tests
66
5 Veterinary Equipment
71
6 Veterinary Medicines
76
7 Vaccines
94
8 Sedation Anaesthesia Surgical Conditions and Euthanasia
103
13 Reproductive System
170
14 Neurological System
204
15 Locomotory System
221
16 Skin Conditions
229
17 Poisons
252
18 Sudden Death and Postmortem Techniques
266
19 Zoonotic Diseases
274
20 Herd and Flock Health Plans
286

9 Nutrition and Metabolic Conditions
117
10 Gastroenteric System
127
11 Respiratory and Circulatory System
153
12 Urinary System
165
References
291
Index
295
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Graham R. Duncanson is a farmer's son who qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1966 at Bristol University. He spent eight years working in Kenya before returning to the UK. He has been a general practitioner in Norfolk ever since. He is a passionate traveler and has taught and worked with equine practitioners throughout the world. He has completed a doctorate on an investigation of the difficulties faced by practitioner researchers in publication. He is a regular writer in veterinary journals and other publications. He is currently an Equine and Farm Animal Practitioner at Westover Veterinary Centre, UK.

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