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Diseases of The Goat, 4th Edition

Diseases of The Goat, 4th Edition

John G. Matthews

ISBN: 978-1-119-07354-3

Aug 2016, Wiley-Blackwell

424 pages


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

"The fourth edition of Diseases of the Goat is an excellent reference for small ruminant practitioners. The layout is easy to use for quick reference. I found the tables particularly helpful in summarizing certain conditions, especially for busy practitioners who find reading large amounts of information cumbersome...Overall, this book will be a great addition to the reference libraries of practitioners who treat the occasional goat or need a daily reference for goat medicine." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 15/03/2017)