Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

by David E. Anderson, Meredyth L. Jones, Matt D. Miesner
     
 

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Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas provides a step-by-step guide to performing procedures in llamas and alpacas. Organized by body system, the book presents concise, visually oriented information to enable clinicians to treat these animals with confidence. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and catheterization to more

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Overview

Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas provides a step-by-step guide to performing procedures in llamas and alpacas. Organized by body system, the book presents concise, visually oriented information to enable clinicians to treat these animals with confidence. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and catheterization to more complex procedures such as minimally invasive surgery, Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas describes the full range of techniques required for the medical management of these species.

Each procedure is described in detail, with a consistent format for ease of use and accompanying photographs to illustrate the concepts described. A companion website offers videos of many of the procedures discussed in the book. Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas is an essential resource for any veterinarian or technical staff member treating South American camelid patients.

Key features

  • Presents a complete, well-illustrated patient-side manual for veterinary techniques in llamas and alpacas
  • Offers authoritative guidance on how to perform varying procedures, based on the authors’ wide range of experience
  • Covers techniques ranging from basic to advanced
  • Provides color photographs throughout to depict specific steps
  • Aids veterinarians and technicians in confidently performing veterinary techniques in these species
  • Includes a companion website offering videos of many of the procedures described at wiley.com/go/andersonveterinary

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Editorial Reviews

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“With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and catheterization to more complex procedures such as minimally invasive surgery, Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacasdescribes the full range of techniques required for the medical management of these species.”  (Quest, 21 April 2014)

“This is a very valuable addition to the library of mixed-animal practitioners.  The range of topics, along with the simplicity of the text and the thoroughness of the visual aids, will enable veterinarians, inexperienced or seasoned, to provide a better standard of care to camelids with more confidence.”  (Doody’s, 16 September 2013)

“The format lends to at-a-glance reference or full study while the discussions provide keys for vets and any staff members dealing with llamas and alpacas. Highly recommended for any veterinary reference collection, and for vets working with large animals.”  (Midwest Book Reviews, 1 August 2013)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Chelsey Ramirez, BS, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a must-have resource for veterinary practitioners who plan on providing healthcare to camelids! Step-by-step directions for each procedure are laid out in an easy-to-read manner, and are combined with detailed photos, practice tips, and recommended reading for those who wish to delve deeper into a subject.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an organized, concise, visually descriptive reference on a variety of camelid procedures, ranging from routine maintenance to advanced procedures for veterinarians and technicians. This is a very worthwhile book due to the fact that camelids are gaining popularity and becoming a larger percentage of a typical mixed-animal practice's client population. This book has the ability to increase the standard of care provided to camelids.
Audience: It is intended primarily for veterinarians and veterinary technicians, specifically those who encounter llamas and/or alpacas in a mixed-animal practice setting. It also is a valuable resource for veterinary students in their final year of their education. All authors are practicing clinicians at accredited veterinary institutions, and are prominent figures in the advancement of camelid medicine.
Features: A wide variety of camelid topics is covered, from basic maintenance techniques to more complex and invasive procedures, among them restraint, catheterization, anesthesia, dental procedures, reproductive procedures, and much, much more. Highlights include the easy-to-read formatting with extensive, full-color visual references, practice tips that stand out from the body of the text, and a companion website. The only shortcoming is the companion website. The list of video clips is not very comprehensive, nor do the clips provide any narration of the procedure taking place. Other than the video clips, there is little material on the website.
Assessment: This is a very valuable addition to the library of mixed-animal practitioners. The range of topics, along with the simplicity of the text and the thoroughness of the visual aids, will enable veterinarians, inexperienced or seasoned, to provide a better standard of care to camelids with more confidence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118602430
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
File size:
23 MB
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