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.
New to this edition
* New editors and a new team of section editors bring a fresh perspective and authoritative guidance on caring for food animals.
* Completely revised and updated content includes new sections on topics such as:
o Genital surgery
o Pharmacology and therapeutics
o Restraint, anesthesia, and pain management
o Cow-calf/small ruminant production medicine
o Feedlot production medicine
* Coverage of hot topics in the field includes biosecurity in feedlots, therapy in organic livestock medicine, and ethical responsibilities in selecting drugs for use in food animals.
* Expanded treatment options incorporate surgical interventions where appropriate, including laparoscopic procedures.
By David E. Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVS, Professor and Section Head, Agricultural Practices, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; and Michael Rings, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.