Clinical Examination Farm Animals

Peter Jackson, BVM&S, MA, DVM&S, FRCVS
Peter Cockcroft, MA, VetMB, MSc, DCHP, DVM&S, MRCVS

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Clilnical Examination of Farm Animals

Because of my growing interest in and exposure to farm animals, I found this book to be particularly informative. The chapters deal with cattle, sheep, pigs, and goats. (While I consider horses to be farm animals, they are left out of this volume, which apparently deals with food animals only.) 

The book is structured within each species by body system, with checklists on procedure and abnormalities. There are numerous excellent and clear illustrations to complement and clarify the text.

The book walks the clinician through a thorough exam, beginning with observation of the undisturbed animal and progressing to the hands-on exam. Illustrations depicting obvious signs of problems on the free-standing animal are included. The authors are very familiar with their subject, and are logical in their presentation and in the explanation accompanying each section. A checklist of useful equipment is included.

The book begins with the Principles of Clinical Examination. If the reader will follow the outlines presented here, he will most certainly develop excellent habits and skills in conducting an exam of these animals.

Following that, a general exam is reviewed, then the various systems are addressed with the best method of assessing each system. Each section has its own checklist. If the clinician does not make his own notes and checklists to take along, this book should be on every visit. While I am sure that the VIN readers who treat farm animals are very familiar with their subjects, there will still be new information and important exam tips to learn.

A Blackwell Publication, distributed by Blackwell Publishing (2002).

Soft cover, 320 pages, 7.5 x 9.75" format. Liberally illustrated with drawings and some photos.

ISBN-10: 0-632-05706-8.

ISBN-13: 9780632057061.


Table of Contents
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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
 
* Biology Growth
 
* Large Animal Vet. Tech. (VSPN Review)
 
Animal Welfare In Animal Agriculture Husbandry, Stewardship, And Sustainability In Animal Production
 
Bovine Anatomy, 2nd Ed.
 
You are hereClinical Exam. Farm
 
Color Farm Dermatology
 
Coordinating surveillance policies in animal health and food safety ‘from farm to fork‘(VSPN)
 
Cur Vet Ther, Food Anim Prac, 5th Ed (VSPN)
 
Global Livestock Health
 
Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding Livestock Behavior and Building Facilities for Healthier Animals
 
Models in the Management of Animal Diseases Vol. 30(2), 2011 (VSPN)
 
Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 8th ed.
 
The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals: Raising Chickens, Goats, Pigs, Sheep, and Cows
 
The Joy of Keeping Goats: The Ultimate Guide
 
Vet. Clinical LA (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Entomology; Livestock and Companion Animals, 2nd Ed (VSPN)
 
* Lactation Mammary
 
* Recent Advances Nutrition 2004
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: October 8, 2002

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