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 sytems-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.
Author information :
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.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1. Fundamentals of Goat Practice.
3. Subcutaneous Swellings.
4. Musculoskeletal System.
5. Nervous System.
6. Ocular System.
7. Blood, Lymph, and Immune Systems.
8. Cardiovascular System.
9. Respiratory System.
10. Digestive System.
11. Liver and Pancreas.
12. Urinary System.
13. Reproductive System.
14. Mammary Gland and Milk Production.
15. Wasting Diseases.
16. Sudden Death.
18. Dehorning and Descenting.
19. Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases.
20. Herd Health Management and Preventive Medicine.
A. Formulary of Some Drugs Used in Goats and Suggested Dosages.
B. Alternative Medicine.
C. Conversion Factors for Biochemistry and Hematology.