- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From The CriticsReviewer: Deborah D. Rowley, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a second edition, updated version of a book that summarizes all aspects of management of the South American camelid.
Purpose: The purpose of this second edition is to update the original 1,000 references with an additional 1,300 references. Additionally, clinical experiences and research have added to the demand for a second edition. Two new chapters have been added which focus on conformation and disaster management of the South American camelid. The updated version of this text is due, and the objectives of the author are met.
Audience: This text is written for the large animal clinical practitioner as well as the training veterinary student. The author is Professor Emeritus of Zoological Medicine at the University of California, Davis. For this edition, the author has invited Dr. P. Walter Bravo to contribute in the chapter on reproduction. Both authors are respected authorities in their fields.
Features: Evolution, biology, restraint, nutrition, animal husbandry, clinical examination, procedures, medical and surgical management, anesthesia, reproduction, and emergency management of the camelid is updated in this second edition. It organizes information regarding specific conditions of the camelid into readable tables and provides good use of illustrations. Photographs, diagrams, and tables are black and white. Though well referenced and well illustrated, it does not contain a glossary or an appendix.
Assessment: This is likely the most up-to-date and comprehensive collection of information specific to the management of South American camelids. Given the large population of llamas and alpacas currently in private ownership, veterinarians are able to use this text as a reference for staying current with the updated knowledge base that has become available since the release of the first edition.