Veterinary Clinical Procedures in Large Animal Practice (Veterinary Technology)

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9781401857875: Veterinary Clinical Procedures in Large Animal Practice (Veterinary Technology)

This text addresses the most common clinical procedures in veterinary practice used with horses, cattle, llamas, goats, and pigs; with primary emphasis placed on horses and cattle. The purpose, potential complications, and a detailed equipment list are provided for every procedure. In addition to listing the technical steps of each procedure, this text includes a rationale column which explains, amplifies and provides additional insight concerning each step. Topics of importance include restraint; husbandry; physical examination; specimen collection; clinical procedures; lower limb radiographs; neonatal procedures; and surgical and anesthetic preps. The appendices provide standard TPR, CBC and husbandry information, as well as common terminology used in the equine and bovine industries. This is an ideal reference for students in veterinary technology and the only step-by-step large animal clinical procedures text available today.

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Following several years as an associate veterinarian in mixed animal practice, Jody Rockett, DVM, founded the Veterinary Technology program at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI). She currently directs the program at CSI. A past president of the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Rockett serves on the Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine. She was named Idaho Veterinarian of the Year in 2010. Also the author of PATIENT ASSESSMENT, DOCUMENTATION AND INTERVENTION FOR THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, Dr. Rockett has presented at conferences throughout the United States and Europe, including the Association for Veterinary Technician Educators, VETTNET (Paris), Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference, and the Jackson Hole Veterinary Rendezvous. She received her bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Wyoming and attended the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.

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The content is very good and well organized. I really like the attention to practical and clinical applications of each species. - Melvin Chambliss, Alfred State University

I like the manual format for the procedures. The format is easy to follow and would be appropriate for both students and graduate technicians.

It has a very practical, to-the-point way of addressing common procedures that technicians would either perform alone, or in conjunction with the veterinarian. It could be a good reference for students preparing for class beforehand, as well as to review procedures in actual practice prior to doing them.- S. Burnett, Argosy University

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