Small animal veterinarians are increasingly taking on caseloads that include farm animals, with cases being presented by local hobby farmers, smallholders, and novelty pet owners. Recognizing this trend, this book provides a quick reference guide for small-animal trained veterinarians in the basics of surgery and treatment of farm animals. Popular animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, camelids and backyard poultry are covered, and basic techniques such as anaesthesia, clinical examination techniques, breeding, surgery and euthanasia are discussed. The book is an essential resource for practicing small animal veterinarians, veterinary and animal management students, for continuing professional development and as a refresher guide.
Master the surgical techniques needed to treat large animals! A comprehensive resource, Farm Animal Surgery, 2nd Edition provides clear, step-by-step guidelines to performing common, field-tested surgical procedures. Coverage includes key information such as patient examination and preparation, diagnostic imaging, surgical procedures by body system, anesthesia concerns, fluid therapy, and postoperative management. Written by large animal specialists Susan Fubini and Norm Ducharme, along with a team of expert contributors, this resource is also an invaluable tool in preparing for ACVS or ECVS board exams. Consistent, logical organization makes it easy to find important information, with each section devoted to a single animal and chapters organized by body system. Step-by-step guidelines cover bovine, sheep and goat, and swine surgeries by body system. 775 full-color photographs and anatomic drawings illustrate common disorders, techniques, and equipment for large animal surgery. Up-to-date information on key surgical techniques keeps you aware of advances in the field and practical knowledge of animal care. 35 expert contributors provide a diverse, authoritative perspective on the many aspects of large animal surgery. References are provided for very specialized procedures. NEW surgical procedures are included for each species — many with illustrated, step-by-step instructions. NEW coverage of the physical examination includes cow, swine, goats, and sheep, to facilitate more accurate diagnoses of medical or surgical conditions.
Providing veterinary students with a brand-new approach to large animal medicine, this portable textbook first describes the detailed examination of each organ system achievable on the farm using technologies such as rapid ultrasound examination and radiography, illustrated via unique images and video recordings. Key points, images and video recordings then provide the ranked lists of differential diagnoses for common farm animal clinical presentations requested by veterinary students to aid their examination. The repository of over 1000 30-60 second video clips accompanying the book show the clinical presentation, diagnosis, recovery or pathology of all common disorders, accessible on the farm with a smart phone Packed with imagery, the text distils the essential information in a logical, easily accessible way, aiding diagnosis. Small and spiral-bound, the book offers a lifeline for veterinary students during their EMS (extra-mural studies) placements.
A thoroughly updated new edition of the classic veterinary reference In the newly revised Fourth Edition of Medicine and Surgery of Camelids, accomplished veterinary surgeon, Dr. Andrew J. Niehaus delivers a comprehensive reference to all aspects of camelid medicine and surgery. The book covers general husbandry, restraint, nutrition, diagnosis, anesthesia, surgery, and the treatment of specific diseases veterinarians are likely to encounter in camelid patients. Although the focus of the text remains on llamas and alpacas, camel-specific information has received more attention than in previous editions with a chapter dedicated to old-world camelids. The editor revitalizes the emphasis on evidence-based information and pathophysiology and draws on the experience of expert contributors to provide up-to-date and authoritative material on nutrition, internal medicine, and more. A classic text of veterinary medicine, this latest edition comes complete with high-quality color photographs and access to a companion website that offers supplementary resources. Readers will also find: A thorough introduction to the general biology and evolution of camelids, as well as their husbandry and handling Comprehensive explorations of camelid physical exams, diagnostics, anesthesia, pain management, and surgery Topical discussions arranged by body system including the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system and multisystem disorders Chapters dedicated to camelid radiology, parasitology, and diagnostic clinical pathology In-depth examinations of camelid toxicology, neonatology, and congenital diseases Perfect for veterinary specialists and general practitioners, Medicine and Surgery of Camelids will also earn a place in the libraries of veterinary students and trainees with an interest in camelids.
A completely revised and updated reference for farm animal anesthesia, sedation, and pain management In the newly revised Second Edition of Farm Animal Anesthesia: Cattle, Small Ruminants, Camelids, and Pigs, distinguished veterinarians Drs. HuiChu Lin and Paul Walz deliver a practical and easy-to-use manual for techniques associated with anesthesia and pain management in farm animal species. The authors incorporate advances in surgical and diagnostic techniques, with the latest drugs and equipment, updated images, and new technique descriptions added throughout the book. Reflecting their newfound popularity, Farm Animal Anesthesia offers additional and updated information on drug combinations and anesthetic techniques relevant to small ruminants and potbellied pigs. New chapters and topics on paralytic drugs for complete muscle relaxation, ventilators for advanced orthopedic and ophthalmological surgeries, updated local and regional anesthetic techniques, and comprehensive standing surgery and diagnostic procedures have been added. Readers will also enjoy access to a companion website with video clips demonstrating techniques described within. The book also includes: A thorough introduction to general preanesthetic considerations for ruminants, camelids, including alpacas and llamas, and potbellied pigs A comprehensive exploration of commonly used preanesthetics and injectable anesthetics, including anticholinergics, sedatives, tranquilizers, analgesics, and injectable anesthetics Practical discussions of standing sedation and chemical restraint, including new drug combinations for reliable restraint and remote drug delivery In-depth treatments of the use of neuromuscular blocking drugs and monitoring in farm animals Perfect for farm animal practitioners, veterinary surgeons, veterinary anesthetists, and researchers, Farm Animal Anesthesia is also an indispensable resource for veterinary students and residents in surgery and anesthesia seeking a one-stop, practical reference to farm animal anesthesia.
Completely updated and revised, Farm Animal Behaviour 2nd Edition continues to provide essential information on normal and stereotypic behaviours in a wide variety of farm animals to help in the assessment and diagnosis of their health and welfare. Comprehensive coverage of a range of farmed animals from: horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs through to domesticated poultry, deer, ostrich and many other species. Innate, learned and social behaviours are described together with activity, vision and hearing to build a picture of normal behaviours presented in a clear and consistent way for each species. Stereotypic behaviours, injuries and disease, resulting from improper management practices, are outlined in detail. For the second edition Professor Stefan Gunnarsson joins the author team and contributes his long-standing knowledge, clinical and scientific expertise. Many new snapshot photographs in full colour throughout have been added to further illustrate behaviours as they occur. New information on normal and stereotypic behaviours is included. The explosion in new research is captured with a wealth of new references and pointers for further reading. A consistent approach to each species allows for easy comparison. Farm Animal Behaviour 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive yet concise background for all students, postgraduates and practitioners in veterinary medicine, animal science, welfare and ethology.
Proteomics is the large-scale study of the proteome, i.e. a set of proteins being expressed in a certain fluid, tissue, organ or organism. The value of this advanced technology is being recognised in farm animal and veterinary sciences from ‘farm to fork’. The potential of proteomics is unequivocal in holding a significant promise in applications such as vaccine and drug development, physiology, toxicology, animal product quality and food safety. Proteomics has been growing steadily during the last 3-4 years and, as time goes by, proteomics-based studies are more and more common, not just to scientists but to the general public as well, unravelling the full potential of this innovative technology. This book reflects the will of a group of multi-disciplinary scientists that merge innovation with excellence of research and to whom the dissemination of knowledge and discovery through cooperation is a key point. It is of interest to scientists at the early stages of their careers as well as to researchers well established in the field and to whom proteomics may be the necessary next step towards more in-depth research activities. By providing a collection of diverse scientific interests, 'Farm Animal Proteomics 2014' demonstrates the vitality of the area and the importance it holds to animal and food research, to science, industry, government agencies, the consumer and ultimately the society as a whole.
Large Animal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians provides comprehensive guidance on caring for horses, cattle, camelids, small ruminants, pigs, and other farm animals. Reflecting the topics required by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), this practical resource covers hospital biosecurity, restraint, physical examinations, clinical and diagnostic procedures, reproduction, nutrition, disease, and more. Detailed chapters written by expert contributors contain numerous full-color images, clinical applications, self-review questions, and accurate, species-specific information. The second edition features revised and new content throughout, including brand-new chapters on common surgical procedures and general anesthesia, dentistry, and popular hobby farm animals such as fowl, poultry, and pet pigs. Updated and expanded sections on neonatology, diagnostics, and imaging are supported by a wealth of new images and examples. Covering the skills and knowledge necessary for success in both Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) programs and in clinical practice, this must-have guide: Offers new coverage of imaging and diagnostic technologies such as dynamic endoscoping and the use of treadmills Contains more than 500 high-quality color images, multiple-choice questions with answers, and a glossary of terms Features a range of pedagogical tools including learning objectives, clinical case problems, charts and diagrams, and “Technician Tip” boxes Includes a significantly expanded companion website with self-review questions, case studies, PowerPoint slides, and an image bank to aid in breed identification Authored and edited by experienced trainers and certified veterinary technicians, Large Animal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians, Second Edition an invaluable reference for all students, educators, and working professionals in the field.
Stay up-to-date on the latest advances and current issues in equine medicine with this handy reference for the busy equine practitioner, large animal veterinarian, or student. This edition of Current Therapy in Equine Medicine brings you thorough coverage and expert advice on selected topics in areas that have seen significant advances in the last 5 years. Content emphasizes the practical aspects of diagnosis and treatment and provides details for therapeutic regimens. Arranged primarily by body system, the text also features sections on infectious diseases, foal diseases, nutrition, and toxicology. With this cutting-edge information all in one reliable source, you'll increase your awareness of key therapies in less time. Focuses on the latest therapy for equine diseases, emphasizing detailed discussions and the most reliable and current information. Organized approach to important problems brings you up-to-date, practical information organized by organ system. Concise, easy-to-read format saves you time; most articles provide essential information in 2 to 5 pages. Renowned group of contributors share their expertise on the timely topics you need to know about. Photos enhance information. Line drawings illustrate important concepts. NEW! Emerging topics include issues such as disinfection in equine hospitals; complimentary modalities to traditional medicine; chemotherapy for oncological diseases; and protecting yourself with medical records. Each section has NEW topics including medical management of critically ill foals in the field; oral cavity masses; radiology of sinuses and teeth; biochemical tests for myocardial injury; protozoal myeloencephalitis update; management of bladder uroliths; skin grafting; managing the high-risk pregnancy; shock wave therapy; and more!
This handbook covers the technical, social and cultural history of surgery. It reflects the state of the art and suggests directions for future research. It discusses what is different and specific about the history of surgery - a manual activity with a direct impact on the patient’s body. The individual entries in the handbook function as starting points for anyone who wants to obtain up-to-date information about an area in the history of surgery for purposes of research or for general orientation. Written by 26 experts from 6 countries, the chapters discuss the essential topics of the field (such as anaesthesia, wound infection, instruments, specialization), specific domains areas (for example, cancer surgery, transplants, animals, war), but also innovative themes (women, popular culture, nursing, clinical trials) and make connections to other areas of historical research (such as the history of emotions, art, architecture, colonial history). Chapters 16 and 18 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com
Through ancient artifacts and modern science, this richly illustrated handbook traces the development of four domesticated animals—the horse, dog, cow, and cat—important to the human community as pets, major food producers, and powerful work animals.
This issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice focuses on Field/Ambulatory Medicine, with topics including: The Ambulatory Exotic Animal Practice; Incorporating Ambulatory Medicine into a Brick and Mortar Practice; The Veterinary Technician in Ambulatory Exotic Animal Medicine; Aquatic Ambulatory Practice; Reptile and Ambphibian Ambulatory Practice; Avian Ambulatory Practice; Exotic Companion Animal Ambulatory Practice, including PBP and Llamas; The Ambulatory Zoo Animal Ambulatory Practice; Ambulatory Emergency Medicine; Ambulatory Surgery; USDA Regulated Facility Inspection; Legal issues in the Exotics Practice; and Sample collection for the Mobile Exotics Practitioner.