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Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians

Covering the role of the veterinary technician in large-animal care, Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive guide to large-animal clinical diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures. Not only does this book show why and how each procedure is performed, but it shows the vet tech’s role in preparing for, assisting in, and following up on each one. Coverage of herd health care helps you understand the essentials of behavior and handling, safety, breeds, vaccination schedules, and common parasites. This edition adds case studies and clinical applications in each chapter, and a new section with an overview on livestock management. Written by educator and horse stable owner Kristin Holtgrew-Bohling, this book helps you pass your boards and gain certification, and can also be used as an on-the-job reference.

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Published: May 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09571-6


  • Section 1: The Livestock Industry  NEW!

    1. The Importance of Livestock

    2. Livestock Safety and Handling

    3. Livestock Reproduction

    4. Livestock Nutrition

    Section 2: Large Animal Hospital Management

    5. Daily Hospital Responsibilities

    6. Admissions, Medical Records, and Physical Examinations

    Section 3: Horses in Veterinary Practice

    7. Equine Husbandry

    8. Equine Clinical Procedures

    9. Equine Surgical Procedures

    10. Equine Disease

    Section 4: Cattle in Veterinary Practice

    11. Bovine Husbandry

    12. Bovine Clinical Procedures

    13. Bovine Surgical Procedures

    14. Common Bovine Diseases

    Section 5: Sheep and Goats in Veterinary Practice

    15. Ovine and Caprine Husbandry

    16. Ovine and Caprine Clinical Procedures

    17. Ovine and Caprine Surgical Procedures

    18. Common Ovine and Caprine Diseases

    Section 6: Llamas and Alpacas in Veterinary Practice  NEW!

    19. Camelid Husbandry

    20. Camelid Clinical Procedures

    21. Camelid Surgical Procedures

    22. Common Camelid Diseases

    Section 7: Swine in Veterinary Practice

    23. Porcine Husbandry

    24. Porcine Clinical Procedures

    25. Porcine Surgical Procedures

    26. Porcine Diseases



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