Veterinary Guide to Goat Health and Welfare

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The Crowood Press, Aug 26, 2019 - Medical - 224 pages
Goats are adaptable creatures in the wild but, if kept as pets, or commercially farmed, they rely very heavily on their owners not only for food, water and shelter, but also for protection from disease or injury. This second edition has been extensively updated to include more information on current issues such as antimicrobial and anthelmintic resistance, herd health planning, and new and emerging or changing conditions such as bovine TB. It is a clearly written, well-illustrated book and should be an invaluable, practical reference work aimed at all those who own, or care for, goats whether they be commercial goat farmers, smallholders, stock people, veterinary surgeons and students. It is written by an experienced veterinary surgeon, and its overall objective is to provide some practical advice on managing goats daily including tips on how to keep them fit and healthy, how to recognise signs of ill health, and when a veterinary surgeon needs to be consulted.
 

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Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
UNDERSTANDING GOAT BEHAVIOUR
THE NORMAL GOAT FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT
HOW TO RECOGNIZE SIGNS OF ILL HEALTH
ENSURING YOUR GOAT REMAINS FIT AND HEALTHY
THE RESPONSIBLE USE AND STORAGE OF MEDICINES
REPRODUCTION AND REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
THE LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM
THE SKIN AND COAT
THE EYES AND EARS
THE UDDER
THE URINARY SYSTEM
HAS IT BEEN POISONED?
ZOONOSES

RECOGNIZING AND AVOIDING PROBLEMS
PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN YOUNG KIDS
THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
THE CIRCULATORYCARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
GOAT HEALTH PLANNING
Weights and Measures
Index
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David Harwood BVetMed, FRCVS qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1974 and has had a career long interest in ruminant health and welfare. He is honorary vet to the British Goat Society and is a President of the Goat Veterinary Society. He worked as a veterinary investigation officer for Defra in the UK and has been awarded a fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has written many articles on the diseases, health and welfare of goats for both veterinary and non-veterinary publications.

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