Large animal clinical procedures for veterinary technicians
Large animal clinical procedures for veterinary technicians
2nd ed., 575 pages, 1200 ill., Elsevier, July 2011
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Covering the role of the veterinary technician in large-animal care, Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive guide to large-animal clinical diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures. Not only does this book show why and how each procedure is performed, but it shows the vet tech’s role in preparing for, assisting in, and following up on each one. Coverage of herd health care helps you understand the essentials of behavior and handling, safety, breeds, vaccination schedules, and common parasites. This edition adds case studies and clinical applications in each chapter, and a new section with an overview on livestock management. Written by educator and horse stable owner Kristin Holtgrew-Bohling, this book helps you pass your boards and gain certification, and can also be used as an on-the-job reference.

  • New section on the livestock industry provides a wider background of herd health care so you can better understand the practices, procedures, and decisions of large animal veterinary medicine.
  • New section on llamas and alpacas helps you understand the health and maintenance of these increasingly popular domestic animals -- in the U.S., there are more than 12,000 alpaca herds and 25,000 llama owners.
  • Emphasis on husbandry demonstrates how everyday housing and feeding affect care of common large animal diseases, including client education.
  • Addition of case studies and clinical applications to each chapter helps you develop skills such as good history taking, decision making, and thinking on your feet.
  • Coverage of herd health care includes behavior and handling, safety, breeds, vaccination schedules, and common parasites.
  • Vet Tech Threads focus your learning with learning objectives, key terms, chapter outlines, and Technician Notes.
  • Other added coverage includes photos of breeds and vaccination and parasite tables.


Section 1: The Livestock Industry  NEW!

1. The Importance of Livestock

2. Livestock Safety and Handling

3. Livestock Reproduction

4. Livestock Nutrition

Section 2: Large Animal Hospital Management

5. Daily Hospital Responsibilities

6. Admissions, Medical Records, and Physical Examinations

Section 3: Horses in Veterinary Practice

7. Equine Husbandry

8. Equine Clinical Procedures

9. Equine Surgical Procedures

10. Equine Disease

Section 4: Cattle in Veterinary Practice

11. Bovine Husbandry

12. Bovine Clinical Procedures

13. Bovine Surgical Procedures

14. Common Bovine Diseases

Section 5: Sheep and Goats in Veterinary Practice

15. Ovine and Caprine Husbandry

16. Ovine and Caprine Clinical Procedures

17. Ovine and Caprine Surgical Procedures

18. Common Ovine and Caprine Diseases

Section 6: Llamas and Alpacas in Veterinary Practice  NEW!

19. Camelid Husbandry

20. Camelid Clinical Procedures

21. Camelid Surgical Procedures

22. Common Camelid Diseases

Section 7: Swine in Veterinary Practice

23. Porcine Husbandry

24. Porcine Clinical Procedures

25. Porcine Surgical Procedures

26. Porcine Diseases


Kristin J. Holtgrew-Bohling, BS, AAS, LVT , Vatterott College, Omaha, NE

Item Code: LA163
ISBN: 9780323077323
Weigth: 1350 g
Species: Large animals
Discipline: Veterinary technicians
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