The revised and updated Third Edition of Bovine Surgery and Lameness offers veterinarians a concise text ideal for use in the field. The authors internationally noted experts provide a step–by–step guide to common surgical procedures, including detailed descriptions of treating lameness incorporating the most current research in this area. The significantly updated text covers a wide range of topics, such as pre–surgical preparation, ethics, effective anaesthesia and analgesia, pain management, supportive therapy, diagnostic techniques, and routine hoof care in cattle. The chapters are organised to cover particular systems including surgery of the abdomen, head, female and male reproductive organs, the musculoskeletal system, and teat surgery.
Designed as a resource which will be particularly useful for the busy practitioner, this edition of Bovine Surgery and Lameness has additional text boxes to provide specific warnings and practical tips. Illustrations are widely used to clearly demonstrate instructions and techniques. Further information beyond the essential "how–to" guidance is provided in discussion boxes throughout the text. All chapters cover issues relating to animal welfare, food safety, and medicine use which is pertinent to current social concerns and One Health concepts. This important resource:
- Offers a fully revised edition of the popular and well–respected book on bovine surgery and lameness
- Presents a practical quick–reference guide ideal for the field veterinarian
- Covers both common surgical procedures and the latest research on combating lameness
- Written by an expert team of international authors
Equally useful for practising bovine veterinarians and for veterinary students on clinical rotations, as well as dairy herd managers and foot trimmers, the new edition of Bovine Surgery and Lameness is an essential resource for common surgical techniques for cattle and the most up–to–date guidance on lameness.
About the Companion Website xi
1 General considerations and anaesthesia 1
2 Fluid and supportive therapy 53
3 Diagnostic techniques and procedures 73
4 Head and neck surgery 90
5 Abdominal surgery 118
6 Female urinogenital surgery 187
7 Teat surgery 211
8 Male urinogenital surgery 226
9 Musculoskeletal conditions and lameness 267
1 Further Reading 351
2 Abbreviations 352
3 Conversion factors for old and SI units 354
A. David Weaver, BSc, Dr med vet, PhD, FRCVS, Dr hc (Warsaw), is Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri′s College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, Missouri, USA and formerly of the University of Glasgow, UK.
Owen Atkinson, BVSc, CertCHP, DCHP, RCVS Recognised Specialist, is Owner, Founder, and Director of Dairy Veterinary Consultancy Ltd, UK.
Guy St. Jean, DMV, MS, Dipl ACVS, is Professor of Surgery and Former Head in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Ross University, St. Kitts, West Indies.
Adrian Steiner, Dr med vet, FVH, MS, Dr habil, Dipl ECVS, Dipl ECBHM, is Professor and Head at the Clinic for Ruminants, Vetsuisse–Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland.