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Previously published under the title Diagnosis in the Goat, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the latest treatment techniques for diseases in goats. Each chapter starts with the initial assessment and clinical examination of the patient, together with further investigations which may aid diagnosis, before considering specific diseases, their diagnosis, clinical signs and treatment. The book aims to provide those involved in caprine medicine with a readily accessible reference on ...
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Diseases of the Goat

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Overview

Previously published under the title Diagnosis in the Goat, this new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to include the latest treatment techniques for diseases in goats. Each chapter starts with the initial assessment and clinical examination of the patient, together with further investigations which may aid diagnosis, before considering specific diseases, their diagnosis, clinical signs and treatment. The book aims to provide those involved in caprine medicine with a readily accessible reference on goats, however great or small their professional involvement with the species.

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

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.
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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)
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"John Matthews has distilled into this convenient book years ofexperience." (The Veterinary Record, November 2009)

"A comprehensive and practical book. The chapters are wellorganized, and the format is concise and practitionerfriendly.  There are so many pearls of wisdom throughout thisbook that even veterinarians with years of caprine practiceexperience will discover new and applicable information. This bookis compact and in paperback form, which makes it equally useful ina practice truck as in an office. The text has superb appendices onreference ranges for physical examinations of clinically normalanimals, laboratory valuees, and medication dosages. I highlyrecommend this textbook to veterinarians who have an interest insmall ruminant practice." (Journal of the American VeterinaryMedical Association, September 2009)

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

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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: 9781444358032
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 1,103,770
  • File size: 6 MB

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 First Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Acknowledgements
Author's Note
1 Female Infertility 1
2 Abortion 22
3 Male Infertility 37
4 Periparturient Problems 45
5 Weak Kids 52
6 Lameness in Adult Goats 63
7 Lameness in Kids 88
8 Chronic Weight Loss 100
9 External Swellings 122
10 Skin Disease 133
11 Nervous Diseases 151
12 Diseases of the Mammary Gland 186
13 Diarrhoea 202
14 Colic 226
15 Abdominal Distension 246
16 Respiratory Disease 256
17 Anaemia 266
18 Sudden Death 275
19 Eye Disease 280
20 Plant Poisoning 285
21 Anaesthesia 295
22 Disbudding and Dehorning 309
23 Surgical Techniques 314
App. 1 The Normal Goat 328
App. 2 Drug Dosages 334
App. 3 Diagnostic Reference Charts 346
Further Reading 350
Index 352
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