Diseases of the goat
Diseases of the goat
4th ed., 412 pages, 40 ill., John Wiley & Sons, November 2016
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Diseases of the Goat, 4th Edition, is a revised and updated edition of the popular tool for veterinarians featuring of all aspects of goat medicine—from initial assessment and examination to diagnosis, treatment, and control of conditions. This highly practical, concise handbook is designed for frequent reference, and is suitable for all those treating and keeping goats. 
  • Provides information on to predators, euthanasia, post-mortem technique, and fracture repair
  • Includes expanded coverage of a number of topics to appeal to a wider and more international audience especially in relation to poisonous plants
  • Incorporates the impact of new developments in goat diseases, such as the geographical spread of exotic diseases into new regions

Preface to the Fourth Edition vii
Acknowledgements ix
Author’s note xi
1 Female Infertility 1
2 Abortion 18
3 Male Infertility 35
4 The Periparturient Goat 41
5 Weak Kids 61
6 Inadequate Growth Rate 72
7 Lameness in Adult Goats 81
8 Lameness in Kids 105
9 Chronic Weight Loss 115
10 External Swellings 131
11 Skin Disease 143
12 Nervous Diseases 158
13 Diseases of the Mammary Gland 185
14 Diarrhoea 204
15 Colic 232
16 Abdominal Distension 251
17 Respiratory Disease 258
18 Anaemia 275
19 Sudden Death, Post-Mortem Examination And Euthanasia 284
20 Eye Disease 297
21 Plant Poisoning 303
22 The Geriatric Goat 334
23 Herd Health and Biosecurity 339
24 Anaesthesia 346
25 Disbudding and Dehorning 359
26 Surgical Techniques 364
Appendix: Drugs for Goats 384
Further Reading 393
Index 395

John Matthews BSc in Biochemistry, BVMS, MRCVS, is a recently retired partner in a veterinary practice in Chelmsford, UK. He has a particular interest in caprine medicine, having kept goats for over 35 years. He is an Honorary Veterinary Surgeon for the British Goat Society and Past President of the Goat Veterinary Society.

Item Code: LA184
ISBN: 9781119073512
Weigth: 1100 g
Species: Large animals
Discipline: Internal medicine
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