Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

  • ID: 2379687
  • Book
  • 360 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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 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 [external URL]
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Preface ix

About the CompanionWebsite xi

Section I Behavior and Capture Techniques

1 Behavior and Capture Techniques 3David E. Anderson

Section II Physical Restraint and Injection Sites

2 Haltering 11Meredyth L. Jones

3 Manual Restraint 15David E. Anderson

4 Chute Restraint 23Meredyth L. Jones

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

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

Section III Chemical Restraint and Anesthesia

7 Sedation and Tranquilization 35David E. Anderson

8 Injectable Anesthesia 39David E. Anderson

9 Orotracheal Intubation 43David E. Anderson

10 Nasotracheal Intubation 47David E. Anderson

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

Section IV Catheterization

12 Vascular Catheterization Jugular Vein 57Meredyth L. Jones

13 Vascular Catheterization Cephalic Vein 63Meredyth L. Jones

14 Vascular Catheterization Saphenous Vein 65Meredyth L. Jones

15 Vascular Catheterization Lateral Thoracic Vein 67Meredyth L. Jones

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

17 Vascular Catheterization Femoral Artery 71Meredyth L. Jones

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

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

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

21 Epidural Catheterization 83Matt D. Miesner

22 Lumbo–Sacral Epidural Anesthesia 89Matt D. Miesner

Section V Head and Neck

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

24 Dental Examination and Trimming 99Meredyth L. Jones

25 Tooth Extraction Oral Approach 105David E. Anderson

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

27 Examination of the Ear 117Matt D. Miesner

Section VI Skin

28 Anatomical Comments on the Skin 123Matt D. Miesner

29 Skin Scraping 127Meredyth L. Jones and Patricia Payne

30 Skin Biopsy 131Meredyth L. Jones

31 Toenail Trimming 135Meredyth L. Jones

Section VII Respiratory

32 Thorax Anatomy and Auscultation 141Matt D. Miesner

33 Tracheotomy/Tracheostomy 143Matt D. Miesner

34 Field Diagnosis of Choanal Atresia 147David E. Anderson

35 TranstrachealWash 151Matt D. Miesner

Section VIII Abdomen

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

37 Abdominal Ultrasound 161Matt D. Miesner

38 Abdominocentesis 167Matt D. Miesner

39 Liver Biopsy 171Meredyth L. Jones

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

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

42 Laparotomy Lateral Approach 183David E. Anderson

43 Laparotomy Ventral Midline 191David E. Anderson

44 Laparoscopy 197David E. Anderson

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

Section IX Musculoskeletal

46 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Ambulation 209David E. Anderson

47 Regional Intravenous Drug Perfusion 213Meredyth L. Jones

Section X Urinary System

48 Urinary Tract Examination and Anatomy 219Meredyth L. Jones

49 Urethral Catheterization 223Meredyth L. Jones

50 Ultrasound of the Urinary System 227Matt D. Miesner

51 Cystocentesis 233Meredyth L. Jones

Section XI Female Genital Anatomy

52 Comments Regarding Female Genital Anatomy 239David E. Anderson

53 Pregnancy Diagnosis 243David E. Anderson

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

55 Teat and Udder Examination 253David E. Anderson

56 Mastectomy (Udder Amputation) 257Matt D. Miesner

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

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

Section XII Male Genital Anatomy

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

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

61 Examination of Accessory Sex Glands 281David E. Anderson

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

63 Semen Collection and Evaluation 287David E. Anderson

64 Castration 293Meredyth L. Jones

Section XIII Nervous System

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

66 Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection and Interpretation 305Meredyth L. Jones

Section XIV Ophthalmology

67 Eye Exam 311Tracy Miesner

68 Nasolacrimal Duct Cannulation 315Meredyth L. Jones

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

70 Ocular Extirpation 319David E. Anderson

71 Subpalpebral Lavage System 323Tracy Miesner

72 Conjunctival Pedicle Graft 327Tracy Miesner

Section XV Miscellaneous

73 Blood Transfusion 333Meredyth L. Jones

74 Plasma Transfusion 337Meredyth L. Jones

Index 339

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