Sheep and Goat Medicine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781437723533, 9781455754854

Sheep and Goat Medicine

2nd Edition

Authors: David Pugh N. (Nickie) Baird
eBook ISBN: 9781455754854
eBook ISBN: 9781437723540
eBook ISBN: 9781455758128
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437723533
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 22nd August 2011
Page Count: 640

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Authoritative yet easy to read, Sheep and Goat Medicine, 2nd Edition covers all the latest advances in sheep and goat medicine, including medical treatment, surgery, theriogenology, and nutrition. Full-color photographs and clear instructions provide the answers you need, guiding you through common procedures and techniques such as restraint for examination, administration of drugs, blood collection, and grooming; these descriptions are often accompanied by explanatory diagrams and charts. With diseases, surgeries, and treatments organized by body system, information is always easy to find. New to this edition are chapters on parasite control, nutritional requirements, and performing a necropsy. Developed by Dr. D.G. Pugh, a world-renowned expert on the medical care of sheep and goats, this reference is unmatched for its comprehensive coverage of herd health, physical examination, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases.

Key Features

  • Clear writing style makes the book useful and easy to understand, even for sheep and/or goat owners who are not veterinarians.
  • Both surgery and medicine are covered in each body systems chapter, so it's easier to choose between treatment options for specific disorders.
  • Superbly illustrated surgical procedures clearly demonstrate the steps to follow in performing surgical procedures.
  • An explanation of the differences in normal behavior between sheep and goats shows how they are not the same, and require different methods of treatment.
  • A consistent, logical format in each body systems chapter makes information easy to find by beginning with physical examination and diagnostic procedures, followed by discussions of common diseases that involve the system.
  • Consistent headings include pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
  • A comprehensive nutrition chapter covers diet evaluation, method of balancing rations, total parenteral nutrition, and examples of nutritious diets.
  • Practical formulas are included for making sodium sulfite for testing passive transfer, and Sheather's solution for fecal flotation.
  • Useful appendixes summarize essential information on drugs and drug dosages, fluid therapy, and normal values and conversions.
  • A diverse, authoritative panel of contributors provides current information on the care of valuable breeding stock as well as pets.

Table of Contents

1. Handling and Examining Sheep and Goats

2. Feeding and Nutrition

3. Fluid Therapy and Nutritional Support  NEW!

4. Oral-Esophageal Diseases

5. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System

6. Gastrointestinal Parasitism  NEW!

7. Diseases of the Respiratory System

8. Theriogenology of Sheep and Goats

9. Diseases of the Endocrine System

10. Diseases of the Integumentary System

11. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System

12. Diseases of the Urinary System

13. Diseases of the Neurologic System

14. Diseases of the Eye

15. Diseases of the Mammary Gland

16. Diseases of the Hematologic, Immunologic, and Lymphatic Systems (Multisystem Diseases)

17. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System

18. Anesthetic Management

19. Flock / Herd Health

20. Necropsy  NEW!

Appendix I: Commonly Used Drugs in Sheep and Goats: Suggested Dosages

Appendix II: Reference Intervals and Conversions


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About the Author

David Pugh

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate ACT, ACVN, & ACVM Director Alabama Veterinary Diagnostic Lab System and Clinical Professor, Dept. of Pathobiology Auburn University

N. (Nickie) Baird

Affiliations and Expertise

Section Chief, Large Animal Surgery Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana