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Overview

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.

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The text is well organized and thoroughly researched and referenced.. . . this book is highly recommended for small ruminant practitioners as well as for anyone who works with goats" (Vet Med Today, 15 June 2010)

"The second edition of Goat Medicine is the enhanced and updated version of the original, invaluable resource. The text is well organized and thoroughly researched and referenced. Special effort was made by the authors to address goat health issues relative to tropical and subtropical climates. This, as well as inclusion of extensive information on foreign animal diseases, makes this text an extremely useful global reference. The authors’ personal experiences, combined with results of a thorough search of the veterinary literature, have resulted in the most comprehensive references on goats currently available. This book is highly recommended for small ruminant practitioners as well as for anyone who works with goats." (JAVMA, June 2010)

"This much-needed second edition is of the highest quality. There is an increasing interest in goats in North America, and, worldwide, goats are of great economic and social importance. This book will be used by goat practitioners and others as the bible for goat medicine." (Doody's, March 2010)

"This textbook presents a great deal of scholarly information." (The Veterinary Record, February 2010)

Pamela G. Walker
This book is attempting to fill a niche that the authors considered necessary in addressing the health and disease issues of goats. An important aspect of this book is that it includes diseases from areas outside the U.S. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive veterinary text dealing with dairy- and fiber-producing goats around the world. The focus is mainly on goat medicine, with some husbandry and surgery included. A current reference book on goats will be helpful, because in many veterinary texts on large animals, goats are only briefly mentioned. This book was written for clinical veterinarians as well as for veterinary students, residents, and interns, to assist in diagnosing and treating caprine patients. The authors and contributors are recognized in this field. The illustrations are of good quality, but there are areas that would benefit from more illustrations. Various tables and charts are included for quick review without in-depth reading of the text. The appendix on alternative medicine should appeal to hobbyists. This book is written in a style that is easy to read and understand. The extensive references enable the reader to go to the source if any further or more detailed information is needed. As it is, the book represents a very broad and useful reference in the diseases and management of goats. I would recommend that the libraries and bookstores serving the colleges of veterinary medicine have copies for reference and for sale.
Booknews
A comprehensive veterinary text addressing health and disease issues of goats raised under varying conditions around the world. The authors' primary experiences are with intensively managed dairy and fiber goats in temperate zones, but, because most of the world's goats live in tropical and subtropical regions, disease entities and production constraints in those areas are also fully covered. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Pamela G. Walker, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book is attempting to fill a niche that the authors considered necessary in addressing the health and disease issues of goats. An important aspect of this book is that it includes diseases from areas outside the U.S.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a comprehensive veterinary text dealing with dairy- and fiber-producing goats around the world. The focus is mainly on goat medicine, with some husbandry and surgery included. A current reference book on goats will be helpful, because in many veterinary texts on large animals, goats are only briefly mentioned.
Audience: This book was written for clinical veterinarians as well as for veterinary students, residents, and interns, to assist in diagnosing and treating caprine patients. The authors and contributors are recognized in this field.
Features: The illustrations are of good quality, but there are areas that would benefit from more illustrations. Various tables and charts are included for quick review without in-depth reading of the text. The appendix on alternative medicine should appeal to hobbyists.
Assessment: This book is written in a style that is easy to read and understand. The extensive references enable the reader to go to the source if any further or more detailed information is needed. As it is, the book represents a very broad and useful reference in the diseases and management of goats. I would recommend that the libraries and bookstores serving the colleges of veterinary medicine have copies for reference and for sale.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781796439
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/27/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 888
  • Sales rank: 820,185
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

Acknowledgments xiii

1. Fundamentals of Goat Practice 3

2. Skin 23

3. Subcutaneous Swellings 61

4. Musculoskeletal System 85

5. Nervous System 163

6. Ocular System 257

7. Blood, Lymph, and Immune Systems 275

8. Cardiovascular System 319

9. Respiratory System 339

10. Digestive System 377

11. Liver and Pancreas 501

12. Urinary System 537

13. Reproductive System 571

14. Mammary Gland and Milk Production 647

15. Wasting Diseases 691

16. Sudden Death 701

17. Anesthesia 709

18. Dehorning and Descenting 723

19. Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 733

20. Herd Health Management and Preventive Medicine 787

Appendices.

A. Formulary of Some Drugs Used in Goats and Suggested Dosages 807

B. Alternative Medicine 815

C. Conversion Factors for Biochemistry and Hematology 823

Index 825

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