Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

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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 complex procedures such as minimally invasive surgery, Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas describes the full range of techniques required for the ...

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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.

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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: 9781118602454
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Publication date: 3/28/2013
  • Pages: 360

Meet the Author

David E. Anderson, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVS, is Professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Meredyth L. Jones, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVIM, is Assistant Professor, Food Animal Field Services, College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Matt D. Miesner, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVIM, is Associate Professor, Agricultural Practices Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

About the CompanionWebsite xi

Section I Behavior and Capture Techniques

1 Behavior and Capture Techniques 3
David E. Anderson

Section II Physical Restraint and Injection Sites

2 Haltering 11
Meredyth L. Jones

3 Manual Restraint 15
David E. Anderson

4 Chute Restraint 23
Meredyth L. Jones

5 Ear Squeeze (Ear Twitch) 27
Meredyth L. Jones

6 Injections—Subcutaneous (SC), Intramuscular (IM), Intradermal (ID), Intravenous (IV) 29
Meredyth L. Jones

Section III Chemical Restraint and Anesthesia

7 Sedation and Tranquilization 35
David E. Anderson

8 Injectable Anesthesia 39
David E. Anderson

9 Orotracheal Intubation 43
David E. Anderson

10 Nasotracheal Intubation 47
David E. Anderson

11 Percutaneous Tracheal Intubation (Also Referred to as Retrograde Tracheal Intubation) 51
Matt D. Miesner

Section IV Catheterization

12 Vascular Catheterization—Jugular Vein 57
Meredyth L. Jones

13 Vascular Catheterization—Cephalic Vein 63
Meredyth L. Jones

14 Vascular Catheterization—Saphenous Vein 65
Meredyth L. Jones

15 Vascular Catheterization—Lateral Thoracic Vein 67
Meredyth L. Jones

16 Vascular Catheterization—Auricular Artery and Vein 69
Meredyth L. Jones

17 Vascular Catheterization—Femoral Artery 71
Meredyth L. Jones

18 Intramedullary Cannulation of the Femur for Administration or Parenteral Fluids 73
David E. Anderson

19 Intraperitoneal Cannula for Plasma or Fluid Administration 77
David E. Anderson

20 Caudal (Sacro-coccygeal) Epidural Anesthesia 81
Matt D. Miesner

21 Epidural Catheterization 83
Matt D. Miesner

22 Lumbo-Sacral Epidural Anesthesia 89
Matt D. Miesner

Section V Head and Neck

23 Anatomical Features of the Head and Neck 95
David E. Anderson

24 Dental Examination and Trimming 99
Meredyth L. Jones

25 Tooth Extraction—Oral Approach 105
David E. Anderson

26 Tooth Extraction—Lateral Approach to Premolars and Molars 111
David E. Anderson

27 Examination of the Ear 117
Matt D. Miesner

Section VI Skin

28 Anatomical Comments on the Skin 123
Matt D. Miesner

29 Skin Scraping 127
Meredyth L. Jones and Patricia Payne

30 Skin Biopsy 131
Meredyth L. Jones

31 Toenail Trimming 135
Meredyth L. Jones

Section VII Respiratory

32 Thorax Anatomy and Auscultation 141
Matt D. Miesner

33 Tracheotomy/Tracheostomy 143
Matt D. Miesner

34 Field Diagnosis of Choanal Atresia 147
David E. Anderson

35 TranstrachealWash 151
Matt D. Miesner

Section VIII Abdomen

36 Anatomical Comments on the Camelid Abdomen 157
Matt D. Miesner

37 Abdominal Ultrasound 161
Matt D. Miesner

38 Abdominocentesis 167
Matt D. Miesner

39 Liver Biopsy 171
Meredyth L. Jones

40 First Compartment Paracentesis (Rumenocentesis) and Fluid Evaluation 175
Meredyth L. Jones

41 Intubation of the First Forestomach Compartment (“C1” or “Rumen”) 179
David E. Anderson

42 Laparotomy—Lateral Approach 183
David E. Anderson

43 Laparotomy—Ventral Midline 191
David E. Anderson

44 Laparoscopy 197
David E. Anderson

45 Creation of Stoma into First Forestomach Compartment (“Rumenostomy”) 203
David E. Anderson

Section IX Musculoskeletal

46 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Ambulation 209
David E. Anderson

47 Regional Intravenous Drug Perfusion 213
Meredyth L. Jones

Section X Urinary System

48 Urinary Tract Examination and Anatomy 219
Meredyth L. Jones

49 Urethral Catheterization 223
Meredyth L. Jones

50 Ultrasound of the Urinary System 227
Matt D. Miesner

51 Cystocentesis 233
Meredyth L. Jones

Section XI Female Genital Anatomy

52 Comments Regarding Female Genital Anatomy 239
David E. Anderson

53 Pregnancy Diagnosis 243
David E. Anderson

54 Procedure: Vaginoscopy and Uterine Culture 249
David E. Anderson

55 Teat and Udder Examination 253
David E. Anderson

56 Mastectomy (Udder Amputation) 257
Matt D. Miesner

57 Cesarean Section (also known as Hysterotomy) 261
David E. Anderson

58 Diagnosis and Management of Uterine Torsion 265
David E. Anderson

Section XII Male Genital Anatomy

59 Male Genitalia Anatomical Comments and Breeding Behavior and Soundness 273
David E. Anderson

60 Examination of the Penis and Prepuce 277
David E. Anderson

61 Examination of Accessory Sex Glands 281
David E. Anderson

62 Examination of the Scrotum and Testicles 285
David E. Anderson

63 Semen Collection and Evaluation 287
David E. Anderson

64 Castration 293
Meredyth L. Jones

Section XIII Nervous System

65 Neurological Examination and Anatomy 301
Meredyth L. Jones and Matt D. Miesner

66 Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection and Interpretation 305
Meredyth L. Jones

Section XIV Ophthalmology

67 Eye Exam 311
Tracy Miesner

68 Nasolacrimal Duct Cannulation 315
Meredyth L. Jones

69 Conjunctivorhinostomy for Alleviation of Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction 317
David E. Anderson

70 Ocular Extirpation 319
David E. Anderson

71 Subpalpebral Lavage System 323
Tracy Miesner

72 Conjunctival Pedicle Graft 327
Tracy Miesner

Section XV Miscellaneous

73 Blood Transfusion 333
Meredyth L. Jones

74 Plasma Transfusion 337
Meredyth L. Jones

Index 339

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