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.
A unique resource for all those interested in the impact of worms on livestock, the anthelmintics used to get rid of them and the emerging problem of anthelmintic resistance. This book provides an over-arching view of past, present and suggested future strategies for control of gastrointestinal nematode parasites in sheep and cattle.
The fifth edition of this book has been completely revised and brought up-to-date, with a new co-author. It is still the most authoritative and comprehensive book on the development and production of domestic livestock in the tropics.
Act as a quick reference for clinicians who are called upon to examine an unfamiliar species. It will also provide a more detailed account for experienced clinicians in their continuing professional development.
It covers the major diseases and problems in lambs, from poisoning to foot and mouth disease, and includes chapters on the health of the ewe (including abortion issues), preventative methods, lambing techniques and also considers animal welfare issues.
Combining beef production and veterinary diagnosis and treatment, this title provides access to clear,concise, and comprehensive information to veterinarians and animal scientists working with beef producers. This title deals primarily with the cow-calf stocker system, and addresses issues of reproduction, nutrition, and health of cows and calves.
This new edition continues to act as a step-by-step guide to standard surgical techniques. Now with 2 new authors from Switzerland and North America,both the text and illustrations have been considerably expanded. In addition,special attention is given to issues relating to peri-operative analgesia and animal welfare,food safety, and drug dosages.
Written by international experts on the subject of the BVD virus, BVDV: Diagnosis, Management and Control includes the latest information on BVD and outlines methods of diagnosis, management and control.
The science and practice of pig production has changed rapidly over recent decades; new husbandry practices, new understandings of growth, reproduction and health, new appreciations of welfare and environmental impact, new nutritional approaches, and modern reproductive and genetic techniques have all come into being...
Lameness is one of the most costly diseases affecting cattle and cases are increasing as dairy cows spend more time confined to concrete instead of grassy pasture. The economic impact of lameness is significant. Preventive claw care is increasingly practiced in modern dairy farming and is now recognized as a necessary investment in herd health.
Special attention is given to specific regional disease problems in the Middle East, Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North America and South America. Covers technical aspects of disease prevention and treatment, including uncommon diseases, as well as sheep welfare issues.