The Cattle Health Handbook

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The Cattle Health Handbook

The Cattle Health Handbook Pdf

By Heather Smith Thomas

The Cattle Health Handbook PDF provides easy-to-execute solutions for a variety of common medical situations that can afflict your animals, including bacterial diseases, parasites, and nutritional deficiencies.

From the keeper of a family milk cow to the rancher overseeing a large beef herd, anyone who works with cattle has a vested interest in maintaining the animals’ health. In most cases, the financial viability of a farm depends on the continued well-being of the farm animals. Large-animal veterinarians are in short supply and their bills can add up quickly, so it’s often up to the farmer to provide routine health care.

The Cattle Health Handbook is the essential medical reference for farmers and ranchers confronting day-to-day bovine health issues. Heather Smith Thomas, an expert on livestock with decades of first-hand experience, covers every routine situation — and many not-so-common problems — likely to arise on a cattle ranch or dairy farm. Three broad sections cover common diseases, ailments specific to certain body systems, and other ailments and injuries.

Beginning with detailed information on how to detect signs of illness, the book progresses through the various causes of cattle health problems, describing symptoms and discussing prevention and treatment. Readers will find reassuring advice on handling bacterial and viral diseases; digestive and respiratory problems; eye, skin, foot, and mouth irritations; injuries and wounds; and much more. Thomas also helps farmers recognize when a situation calls for veterinary assistance. Case histories, real characters, and humorous anecdotes give the text a warm voice of authority.

Primary income source or country hobby, cattle are unique; the people who care for them want their animals to be healthy and comfortable. For the first-time dairy farmer or the experienced cattle rancher, this reliable volume is a must-have resource.

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Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART I: Health Management
1. Preventive Care
Disease Resistance and Immunity
Prevention Practices
Minimizing Stress
2. Treatment Fundamentals
Detecting Signs of Illness
Treating Sick Animals
Giving Injections Oral Medications and Fluid Therapy
Oral Medications and Fluid Therapy
Restraints
3. Seasonal Health
Hot-Weather Problems
Cold-Weather Problems

PART II: Common Diseases
4. Bacterial Diseases
Brucellosis
Leptospirosis
Campylobacteriosis
Anthrax”
Clostridial Diseases
E. Coli
Navel Ill and Joint Ill
Salmonella
Tuberculosis
Johne�s Disease
Listeriosis
Thromboembolic Meningoencephalitis (TEME)
5. Viral Diseases
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR)
Parainfluenza 3 (PI3)
Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV)
Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD)
Bluetongue
Bovine Leukemia
Rabies
Viral Diarrhea in Calves
6. Protozoal Diseases
Coccidiosis
Cryptosporidiosis
Sarcocystosis
Neosporosis
Trichomoniasis
7. ParasitesInternal Parasites
External Parasites
PART III: Body System Disorders
8. Digestive Problems
Normal Digestion
Acidosis
Bloat
Impaction
Hardware Disease
Digestive Tract Blockage
Ulcers
Choking
Calf Scours
Use of Probiotics
9. Eye Problems
Eye Injuries
Pinkeye
Foreign Material in Eye
Cancer Eye
10. Skin Problems
Hair Loss and Bald Spots
Photosensitization
Allergies
Warts
Ringworm
Sunburn
11. Respiratory Problems
Upper Respiratory Challenges PneumoniaShipping Fever
Emphysema
12. Foot Problems
Foot Rot
Heel Warts
Sole Abscesses
Puncture Wounds
Laminitis
Stress Can Cause Foot Problems
Hoof Cracks
Fescue Foot
Preventing Foot Problems
13. Mouth Problems
Lump Jaw
Bony Lump Jaw
Wooden Tongue
Mouth and Throat Lesions
Tooth Loss
Choking
14. Metabolic Problems
Milk Fever
Grass Tetany
Phosphorus Deficiency
Ketosis
Brisket Disease
15. Udder Problems
Teat Injuries
Chapped Teats Winter Teat-End LesionsFrostbite
Mastitis
Udder Edema
Pseudocowpox
Teat Warts

PART IV: Other Ailments, Accidents, and Injuries
16. Mineral and Nutritional Problems
Selenium-Related Illness
Copper Deficiency
Iodine Deficiency
Calcium Deficiency
Phosphorus Deficiency
Vitamin A Deficiency
Thiamine Deficiency
Importance of Salt
Urinary Stones
Water Requirements of Cattle
17. Poisoning
Poisonous Plants
Weeds in Harvested Hay
Blister Beetles
Hydrocyanic Acid
Nitrates

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