Key Features

  • Over 500 full-color images provide detailed, highly illustrated coverage of all major body systems, physical examination, nutrition, anesthesia, fluid therapy, multisystem diseases, and surgical disorders.
  • World-renowned camelid experts and specialists in the field each bring a specific area of expertise for a uniquely global text.
  • Comprehensive herd health content includes handling techniques, vaccinations, biosecurity, and protecting the herd from predators.
  • Coverage of anesthesia and analgesia includes the latest information on pharmacokinetics of anesthetic drugs, chemical restraint, injectable and inhalation anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, and pain management.
  • Reproduction section contains information on breeding management, lactation, infertility, and embryo transfer.
  • Nutrition information offers detailed nutritional requirements and discusses feeding management systems and feeding behavior.

Table of 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 Neurologi

Details

No. of pages:
808
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9780323228954
Electronic ISBN:
9780323242912
Electronic ISBN:
9781437723519
Print ISBN:
9781437723526

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