Medicine and Surgery of Camelids. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2223618
  • Book
  • 642 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Medicine and Surgery of Camelids

"A historically significant, worthy contribution to the veterinary literature. Any clinician who anticipates practice with South American camelids would benefit from having this book in his or her library."
—Charles J. Sedgwick, Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association

"Truly a labor of love. There is no comparable book available today."
—LaRue W. Johnson, DVM, PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University

Medicine and Surgery of Camelids, Third Edition offers a long–awaited update to the classic comprehensive reference on llamas, alpacas, vicunas, guanacos, and camels. With information on topics ranging from nutrition and management to infectious diseases and emergency care, the book provides essential information on the health and maintenance of these species. Now with expanded information on camels, the Third Edition maintains its reputation as the premier text on these popular species, with significant updates to the parentage verification, infectious diseases, anesthesia, restraint, and nutrition sections and additional information on the alpaca genome.

Including new color photographs throughout, the new edition retains its logical organization, beginning with the basics of camelid care and moving into specific information divided by body system. Information on toxicology and emergency management is also included. Medicine and Surgery of Camelids, Third Edition, is an essential resource for practicing veterinarians, zoo veterinarians, researchers, and veterinary students.

Key features:

- The classic comprehensive reference on llamas, alpacas, vicunas, guanacos, and camels
- Updated and revised throughout, with expanded information on camels
- Presents significant updates to the parentage verification, infectious diseases, anesthesia, restraint, and nutrition sections, and additional information on the alpaca genome
- Now in full color throughout
- Retains the previous edition’s logical organization, beginning with the basics of camelid care and moving into specific information divided by body system
- Provides an essential, authoritative resource for managing camelid patients
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Preface to the Third Edition ix

Preface to the Second Edition xi

1 General Biology and Evolution 3

2 Feeding and Nutrition 17

3 Restraint and Handling 59

4 Clinical Diagnosis: Examination and Procedures 89

5 Anesthesia 111

6 Surgery 129

7 Infectious Diseases 173

8 Parasites 231

9 Multisystem Disorders 271

10 Integumentary System 289

11 Musculoskeletal System 311

12 Respiratory System 339

13 Digestive System 351

14 Endocrine System 403

15 Hemic and Lymphatic Systems 407

16 Cardiovascular System 423

17 Reproduction 429Murray E. Fowler and P. Walter Bravo

18 Urinary System 479

19 Organs of Special Sense 487

20 Nervous System 499

21 Neonatology 507Murray E. Fowler and P. Walter Bravo

22 Congenital/Hereditary Conditions 525

23 Toxicology 559

24 Conformation and Gaits 587

25 Disaster and Emergency Management 603

Appendix 1 Abbreviations Used in this Book 609

Appendix 2 Conversion Tables 611

Appendix 3 Sources for Drugs Mentioned in the Text 613

Appendix 4 Generic Names, Common or Trade Names and Sources of Drugs Mentioned in the Text 615

Index 617

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"This is an excellent medical and surgical reference for camelids. It is thorough, but written concisely so that it is readable. The photographs, illustrations, and tables are very helpful and the book provides useful information on restraint and handling, nutrition at all levels of life, and expected growth patterns. Any veterinarian working with camelids would benefit from having this in their library." (Doody′s,22 April 2011)"

"This textbook offers a definitive resource for veterinary care of camelids. It is obvious that the text has been expanded to include more information about camels and updated to include current literature, color images, and new treatments. The price is appropriate, and the book is well worth the price for the amount of information provided and the overall quality of the text." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2010) 

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