John G. Matthews Diseases of the Goat

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Diseases of the Goat

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Diseases of the Goat has become well established as a truly invaluable tool for veterinarians. It is a highly practical, concise handbook for frequent reference. The book covers all aspects of goat medicine, from assessment and examination, to diagnosis, treatment and control of conditions. This new edition has been updated and extended, in particular to incorporate the impact of recent developments, such as the geographical spread of diseases into new regions.

There are new chapters on the Geriatric Goat; Inadequate Growth Rate; Biosecurity and Herd Health in order to reflect changes in current concerns and practice and there is also extended and updated material included on surgical techniques and anaesthesia. This edition now includes a section with colour photographs in order to assist diagnosis.

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John Matthews BSc, BVMS, MRCVS is a partner in a veterinary practice in Chelmsford, UK. He has a particular interest in caprine medicine, having kept goats for over 30 years. At present he is Senior Vice President of the Goat Veterinary Society and Honorary Veterinary Surgeon for the British Goat Society.

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"John Matthews has distilled into this convenient book years of experience." (The Veterinary Record, November 2009)

"A comprehensive and practical book. The chapters are well organized, and the format is concise and practitioner friendly.  There are so many pearls of wisdom throughout this book that even veterinarians with years of caprine practice experience will discover new and applicable information. This book is compact and in paperback form, which makes it equally useful in a practice truck as in an office. The text has superb appendices on reference ranges for physical examinations of clinically normal animals, laboratory valuees, and medication dosages. I highly recommend this textbook to veterinarians who have an interest in small ruminant practice." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, September 2009)

"This is a comprehensive reference that provides a lot of relevant information in an easily portable, soft-covered book. The presentations and outlines of the chapters make it quick and easy to locate a specific topic. Numerous tables provide quick guides to assessment and diseases processes.... a great addition to your library. It provides easy access to many different syndromes with a quick flip of the page." (Exotic DVM Magazine)

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