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Llama and Alpaca Care

Medicine, Surgery, Reproduction, Nutrition, and Herd Health

Designed for the mixed practice large animal veterinarian, veterinary students, and camelid caretakers alike, Llama and Alpaca Care covers all major body systems, herd health, physical examination, nutrition, reproduction, surgery, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases of llamas and alpacas. Written by world-renowned camelid specialists and experts in the field, this comprehensive and uniquely global text offers quick access to the most current knowledge in this area. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and handling to more complex topics including anesthesia and surgery, this text provides the full range of knowledge required for the management of llamas and alpacas.

Hardbound, 808 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-2352-6

Contents

  • PART ONE: HERD HEALTH
    1. Biosecurity
    2. Protection of Camelids from Predators
    3. Camelid Vaccinations
    4. Camelid Herd Health and Nutrition
    5. Endoparasite Control
    6. Anthelmintic Resistance in Camelid Parasites
    7. Camelid Management, Handling Techniques and Facilities, and Herd Management
    PART TWO: NUTRITION
    8. Applied Digestive Anatomy and Feeding Behavior
    9. Nutritional Requirements
    10. Feeds for Camelids
    11. Feeding Management Systems
    12. Nutritional Assessment
    13. Nutritional Diseases
    PART THREE: REPRODUCTION
    14. Anatomy and Physiology of Reproduction in the Female Llama and Alpaca
    15. Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology in the Male
    16. Breeding Management
    17. Clinical Examination of the Female Reproductive Function
    18. Breeding Soundness Examination of the Llama and Alpaca
    19. Infertility and Subfertility in the Male
    20. Infertility and Subfertility in the Female
    21. Cytogenetics and Infertility
    22. Pregnancy Diagnosis and High-Risk Pregnancy Evaluation
    23. Disorders and Diseases of Pregnancy
    24. Parturition and Obstetrics
    25. Lactation and Neonatal Care
    26. Postpartum Disorders
    27. Artificial Insemination of Llamas and Alpacas
    28. Embryo Transfer
    29. Embryo Preservation and In Vitro Production of Embryos
    PART FOUR: PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH CARE
    30. Physical Examination and Conformation
    31. Clinical Pathology
    32. Fluid Therapy
    33. Nutritional Support
    34. Drug Therapy in Llamas and Alpacas
    PART FIVE: MEDICAL DISORDERS
    35. Disorders of the Skin
    36. Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Hemolymphatic Systems
    37. Diseases of the Respiratory Tract
    38. Disorders of the Neurologic System and Special Senses
    39. Disorders of the Urinary System
    40. Disorders of the Digestive System
    41. Disorders of Carbohydrate or Lipid Metabolism
    42. Neonatology and Neonatal Disorders
    PART SIX: ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA
    43. Practical Pharmacokinetics of Anesthetic Drugs
    44. Pre-Procedure Considerations
    45. Chemical Restraint of Camelids
    46. Injectable Anesthesia of Camelids
    47. Inhalational Anesthesia
    48. Local and Regional Analgesic Techniques in Camelids
    49. Peri-Operative Management of Compromised Camelid Patients
    50. Obstetrical Anaesthesia in South American Camelids
    51. Neuroanaesthesia for South American Camelids
    52. Pain Management in Camelids: Systemic Techniques
    53. Constant Rate Infusion (CRI) Technique for Management of Severe Pain in Camelids
    54. Acupuncture in the Camelid
    PART SEVEN: SURGICAL DISORDERS
    55. Principles of Surgery
    56. Ocular Surgery
    57. Gastrointestinal Surgery in Alpacas and Llamas
    58. Musculoskeletal Surgery
    59. Thoracic imaging and Respiratory Surgery
    60. Urogenital Surgery in Camelids
    61. Surgical Management of Neurologic Disorders
    62. Reproductive Surgery
    63. Integumentary and Dental Surgery
    64. Minimally Invasive Surgery

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