Diseases of the Goat

Diseases of the Goat

by John G. Matthews

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Diseases of the Goat has become well established as a truly invaluable tool for veterinarians. It is a highly practical, concise handbook for frequent reference. The book covers all aspects of goat medicine, from assessment and examination, to diagnosis, treatment and control of conditions. This new edition has been updated and extended, in particular to incorporate the impact of recent developments, such as the geographical spread of diseases into new regions.

There are new chapters on the Geriatric Goat; Inadequate Growth Rate; Biosecurity and Herd Health in order to reflect changes in current concerns and practice and there is also extended and updated material included on surgical techniques and anaesthesia. This edition now includes a section with colour photographs in order to assist diagnosis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444358032
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/07/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

John Matthews BSc, BVMS, MRCVS is a partner in a veterinary practice in Chelmsford, UK. He has a particular interest in caprine medicine, having kept goats for over 30 years. At present he is Senior Vice President of the Goat Veterinary Society and Honorary Veterinary Surgeon for the British Goat Society.

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Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition xi

Preface to Second Edition xii

Preface to First Edition xiii

Acknowledgements xiv

Author's Note xiv

1 Female Infertility 1

2 Abortion 23

3 Male Infertility 42

4 Periparturient Problems 50

5 Weak Kids 62

6 Inadequate Growth Rate 75

7 Lameness in Adult Goats 87

8 Lameness in Kids 112

9 Chronic Weight Loss 123

10 External Swellings 148

11 Skin Disease 164

12 Nervous Diseases 180

13 Diseases of the Mammary Gland 213

14 Diarrhoea 236

15 Colic 268

16 Abdominal Distension 290

Adult goats 291

Kids from birth to 1 week old 295

Older kids 295

17 Respiratory Disease 298

18 Anaemia 313

19 Sudden Death 323

20 Eye Disease 327

21 Plant Poisoning 332

22 The Geriatric Goat 340

23 Herd Health and Biosecurity 345

24 Anaesthesia 354

25 Disbudding and Dehorning 372

26 Surgical Techniques 379

Appendix 1: The Normal Goat 397

Appendix 2: Drug Dosages 402

Appendix 3: Diagnostic Reference Charts 412

Appendix 4: Notifi able Diseases in the UK 416

Further Reading 417

Index 419

Colour plate section follows page 242

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