Diseases of the Goat / Edition 3

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Overview

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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

This book covers all aspects of treatment, including assessment, diagnosis, and control of common problems. Chapters also cover anesthesia, disbudding, dehorning, and plant poisoning.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"John Matthews has distilled into this convenient book years of experience." (The Veterinary Record, November 2009)

"A comprehensive and practical book. The chapters are well organized, and the format is concise and practitioner friendly. There are so many pearls of wisdom throughout this book that even veterinarians with years of caprine practice experience will discover new and applicable information. This book is compact and in paperback form, which makes it equally useful in a practice truck as in an office. The text has superb appendices on reference ranges for physical examinations of clinically normal animals, laboratory valuees, and medication dosages. I highly recommend this textbook to veterinarians who have an interest in small ruminant practice." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, September 2009)

"This is a comprehensive reference that provides a lot of relevant information in an easily portable, soft-covered book. The presentations and outlines of the chapters make it quick and easy to locate a specific topic. Numerous tables provide quick guides to assessment and diseases processes.... a great addition to your library. It provides easy access to many different syndromes with a quick flip of the page." (Exotic DVM Magazine)

Courtney E. Ahern
This book, written in outline form, covers common problems encountered in goats. The first edition was published in 1991. The purpose is to provide veterinarians with a readily accessible source of information on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the goat. This book is needed because there are very few textbooks available that deal specifically with goats. According to the author, this book is written for goat practitioners and general practitioners that occasionally deal with goats. I feel it would also be useful for students, interns, and residents in food animal disciplines. The author is very knowledgeable about the subject matter. He covers common problems that practitioners are likely to encounter when dealing with goats. The book is organized by problem or complaint rather that specific etiologies, and each problem has sections of differential diagnoses with clinical signs, diagnostic tests, and treatments. The book is in outline form so information is easy to locate. Although there are no pictures, there are many useful diagrams and charts. The author does not go in depth into disease processes, so another source would be needed for pathophysiology of specific diseases. I think this book would be very useful to have as a source of differential diagnoses for problems and treatment protocols. Other books in the field, such as Mary Smith's Goat Medicine (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1994) or Smith's Large Animal Internal Medicine (Mosby, 1996), have more in-depth discussion of disease processes, but this is a very practical book that would be good as a quick reference patient side. This second edition is justified as changesin the goat industry since the first edition are discussed, and the information provided is more pertinent in the U.S. (and Australia) and not just the U.K., where it was written.
Booknews
Provides those in caprine medicine with a readily accessible reference on goats. Each chapter starts with the initial assessment and clinical examination of the patient, then considers specific diseases, their diagnosis, clinical signs, and treatment. There are also chapters on plant poisoning, anesthesia, disbudding and dehorning, and surgical techniques. Includes appendices on the normal goat and drug dosages. Previously published under the title . This edition is updated to include the latest treatment techniques. The author is a partner in a veterinary practice in the UK, is affiliated with the British Goat Society and the Goat Veterinary Society, and has raised goats for 20 years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Courtney E. Ahern, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book, written in outline form, covers common problems encountered in goats. The first edition was published in 1991.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide veterinarians with a readily accessible source of information on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the goat. This book is needed because there are very few textbooks available that deal specifically with goats.
Audience: According to the author, this book is written for goat practitioners and general practitioners that occasionally deal with goats. I feel it would also be useful for students, interns, and residents in food animal disciplines. The author is very knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Features: He covers common problems that practitioners are likely to encounter when dealing with goats. The book is organized by problem or complaint rather that specific etiologies, and each problem has sections of differential diagnoses with clinical signs, diagnostic tests, and treatments. The book is in outline form so information is easy to locate. Although there are no pictures, there are many useful diagrams and charts. The author does not go in depth into disease processes, so another source would be needed for pathophysiology of specific diseases.
Assessment: I think this book would be very useful to have as a source of differential diagnoses for problems and treatment protocols. Other books in the field, such as Mary Smith's Goat Medicine (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1994) or Smith's Large Animal Internal Medicine (Mosby, 1996), have more in-depth discussion of disease processes, but this is a very practical book that would be good as a quick reference patient side. This second edition is justified as changes in the goat industry since the first edition are discussed, and the information provided is more pertinent in the U.S. (and Australia) and not just the U.K., where it was written.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405161367
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet 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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