Goat Medicine, 2nd Edition PDF

Fully revised and expanded, Goat Medicine, Second Edition includes discussions on new diseases ranging from bovine spongiform encephalopathy to floppy kid disease as well as major updates on important diseases such as scrapie, mycoplasmosis, paratuberculosis, and urolithiasis. Information has also been added on management of transgenic goats and organic goat production. The text begins by outlining fundamentals of goat practice and moves on to systems-based coverage of the goat. Each chapter provides clinical anatomy and physiology of every system alongside information on relevant clinical signs, differential diagnosis, and system-specific disease.
About The Author
Mary C. Smith, DVM, Diplomate, ACT, Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

David M. Sherman, DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVIM, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Population Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Acknowledgments xiii

1. Fundamentals of Goat Practice 3

2. Skin 23

3. Subcutaneous Swellings 61

4. Musculoskeletal System 85

5. Nervous System 163

6. Ocular System 257

7. Blood, Lymph, and Immune Systems 275

8. Cardiovascular System 319

9. Respiratory System 339

10. Digestive System 377

11. Liver and Pancreas 501

12. Urinary System 537

13. Reproductive System 571

14. Mammary Gland and Milk Production 647

15. Wasting Diseases 691

16. Sudden Death 701

17. Anesthesia 709

18. Dehorning and Descenting 723

19. Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 733

20. Herd Health Management and Preventive Medicine 787


A. Formulary of Some Drugs Used in Goats and Suggested Dosages 807

B. Alternative Medicine 815

C. Conversion Factors for Biochemistry and Hematology 823

Index 825

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