Current Veterinary Therapy

5th Edition

Food Animal Practice

Authors: David Anderson Michael Rings
Print ISBN: 9781416035916
eBook ISBN: 9781455757473
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 17th July 2008
Page Count: 736


Written by leading food animal researchers, practitioners, and educators, this comprehensive guide provides quick access to the latest medical and surgical interventions for cattle, sheep, and goats. The concise, quick-reference format and logical body systems organization make it ideal for use in both the clinical setting and the field. You’ll easily locate key information on preventing, treating, and managing disease in food animals, as well as expert insights on improving outcomes for individual animals and herd populations.

Key Features

  • Authoritative, cutting-edge coverage offers clinically relevant strategies for diagnosing and managing a wide range of diseases and disorders in food animals, with a focus on cattle, sheep, and goats.
  • Logically organized content is easy-to-follow and provides a practical approach to determining appropriate medical and surgical interventions.
  • Concise, easy-to-read format helps you find essential information quickly and easily.
  • Expert editors, consultants, and writers ensure the accuracy, relevance, and timeliness of each topic to keep you on the cutting edge of food animal therapy.

Table of Contents


1. Pharyngeal lacerations and retropharyngeal abscesses in cattle

2. Vesicular diseases of ruminants

3. Actinomycosis and actinobacillosis

4. Esophageal obstruction (choke)

5. Bloat or ruminal tympany

6. Function and dysfunction of the ruminant forestomach

7. Simple indigestion and secondary indigestion

8. Ruminal acidosis and rumenitis

9. Rumenotomy and rumenostomy

10. Abomasal ulcers

11. Abomasal emptying defect in sheep

12. Pathophysiology of displacement of the abomasum in cattle

13. Surgical considerations for management of displacement of the abomasum in cattle

14. Prognostic indicators and comparison of corrective fixation techniques for displacement of the abomasum in dairy cattle

15. Laparoscopic abomasopexy for correction of left displaced abomasum

16. Hepatotoxicities of ruminants

17. Hemorrhagic bowel syndrome

18. Clostridium novyi (myconecrosis, black disease, and bacillary hemoglobinuria) and Clostridium septicum (braxy) infections

19. Clostridial Enterotoxemia (Clostridium perfringens)

20. Johne’s disease (paratuberculosis)

21. Neonatal calf diarrhea

22. Helminth parasites of the ruminant gastrointestinal tract

23. Gastrointestinal protozoal infections in ruminants

24. Bovine viral diarrhea virus

25. Salmonellosis

26. Winter dysentery

27. Duodenal obstruction

28. Trichobezoars

29. Intussusception

30. Intestinal volvulus

31. Intestinal atresia

32. Rectal prolapse


33. Milk fever (parturient paresis) in cows, ewes, and doe goats

34. Phosphorus deficiency

35. Ruminant hypomagnesemic tetanies

36. Ketosis

37. Pregnancy toxemia of ewes

38. Fatty liver in dairy cattle

39. Clinical use of ul


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About the Author

David Anderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Large Animal Clinical Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine; Veterinary Teaching Hospital; University of Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee

Michael Rings

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH