Author: Beth Vanhorn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-04-28
Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds offers a comprehensive reference for accurately recognizing small animal, exotic, and large animal breeds, with color photographs to aid in identification and important information for delivering veterinary care. Provides a reliable, veterinary-based guide to accurately recognizing breeds Covers small, large, and exotic animal breeds Emphasizes information targeted at daily veterinary practice Presents full-color photographs for comparison and identification Includes access to a companion website offering teaching materials, including worksheets and teaching PowerPoints
Author: Jerold Bell
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2012-02-01
This book provides the veterinary practitioner, student, breeder and pet owner with a complete but quick reference to the diagnosis and management of breed-related medical conditions of dogs and cats. 171 recognized dog breeds and 42 cat breeds are included, organized alphabetically, with all information fully referenced and based on the most recent research. Appendices contain quick reference to condition by breed, available genetic tests and registries. Veterinary Medical Guide to Dog and Cat Breeds is a must have for the general practitioner and an ideal client education tool. Anyone concerned with educating the general public about the medical problems associated with purebred dogs and cats should have this title in their library.
The determination of when, how, how often and with whom an animal breeds is moving rapidly away from evolutionary pressures and towards human purposes: these include the breeding of around 50 billion mammals and birds for food production annually, the breeding of pedigree dogs and cats, racing dogs and horses, specialised laboratory animal strains and the use of reproductive science to conserve endangered species or breeds and to limit unwanted populations of pests and non-native species. But the ethics and sustainability of this takeover of animals' reproductive lives have been insufficiently examined by either professionals or the public. This book discusses the methods, the motivations and the consequences of human intervention in animal breeding in terms of animal health, behaviour and well-being. It explores where we are now and the choices ahead, and looks to a future where we have more respect for animals as sentient beings and where we could loosen the reins of reproductive control.
An Illustrated Guide to Companion Animal Breeds provides information on dog and cat breeds, birds, and pocket pets. Readers learn about different breeds and species of companion animals and their characteristics, becoming familiar with diseases and conditions that can threaten their health. The first to cover all types of companion animals, the book discusses breed origins, characteristics, size and weight, color, coat type, body features, and life span. The unit on dogs features herding, hound, sporting, non-sporting, terrier, toy, and working breeds. The material on cats discusses color, coat, and body types. It covers numerous specific breeds including Abyssinian, American Curl and Shorthair, Egyptian Mau, Balinese, Persian, Korat, Norwegian Forest Cat, and more. In addition, the text addresses the nutritional needs and caging information of pocket pets and birds, we well as their origins, size, and weight. The book includes full-color photographs of all the animals. An Illustrated Guide to Companion Animal Breeds is intended for veterinary technology and animal science courses at the university level. The book is also an excellent resource for high school and college competitions in companion animal breed identification, husbandry, training, and events. Teresa F. Sonsthagen, outdoor and Dachshund enthusiast, is a co-director of the Veterinary Technology program and senior lecturer in the animal sciences department at North Dakota State University. She earned her bachelor's degree in veterinary technology at the university and is a fully licensed veterinary technologist with working experience in mixed animal practice and in the North Dakota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. She has taught courses in clinical techniques and instruments, surgical nursing and anesthesiology, companion animal breeds, restraint of domestic animals, parasitology, hematology, and hospital procedures and management.
Author: Kristin J. Holtgrew-Bohling
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-03-12
Covering the role of the veterinary technician in large-animal care, Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive guide to large-animal clinical diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures. Not only does this book show why and how each procedure is performed, but it shows the vet tech’s role in preparing for, assisting in, and following up on each one. Coverage of herd health care helps you understand the essentials of behavior and handling, safety, breeds, vaccination schedules, and common parasites. This edition adds case studies and clinical applications in each chapter, and a new section with an overview on livestock management. Written by educator and horse stable owner Kristin Holtgrew-Bohling, this book helps you pass your boards and gain certification, and can also be used as an on-the-job reference. A focus on the veterinary technician's role includes a description of each procedure in terms of the vet tech's responsibilities, explaining why and how the procedure is performed. Full-color photographs and line drawings show restraint, bandaging, physical examination techniques, and diagnostic procedures. A practical approach makes this text useful in classes and in clinical situations, so veterinary technicians, acting under instructions of veterinarians, can plan and follow through on procedures and treatment regimens for large animals. Proper medical terminology and common/layperson terminology are both used, helping you communicate effectively with clients and with other professionals. AVMA accreditation is promoted through coverage of the essential large animal-related tasks in the CVTEA Manual of Accreditation for Veterinary Technology Programs. New section on the livestock industry provides a wider background of herd health care so you can better understand the practices, procedures, and decisions of large animal veterinary medicine. New section on llamas and alpacas helps you understand the health and maintenance of these increasingly popular domestic animals -- in the U.S., there are more than 12,000 alpaca herds and 25,000 llama owners. Emphasis on husbandry demonstrates how everyday housing and feeding affect care of common large animal diseases, including client education. Addition of case studies and clinical applications to each chapter helps you develop skills such as good history taking, decision making, and thinking on your feet. Coverage of herd health care includes behavior and handling, safety, breeds, vaccination schedules, and common parasites. Vet Tech Threads focus your learning with learning objectives, key terms, chapter outlines, and Technician Notes. Other added coverage includes photos of breeds and vaccination and parasite tables.
Author: Graham R. Duncanson
Release Date: 2012
Sheep and goats are farmed worldwide for meat, milk, skins and wool. This diverse range of uses means that many people rely on these animals as a source of income, food and warm clothing, though they can also be kept as pets. With an accessible structure designed for use in the field, this book provides a general veterinary guide to treating common conditions in these animals. It addresses veterinary medicines and their uses, on-site surgery, equipment, normal values and vital signs, vaccination, nutrition, dental treatment, poisoning and dermatology. Worldwide disease conditions are also covered in detail, with a particular focus on the welfare of the animal and economic reality. A valuable field guide for the veterinary practitioner, this book is also essential reading for veterinary students.
Author: James M. Giffin
Publisher: Howell Book House
Release Date: 2004-07-01
A landmark breeding resource for new and seasoned horse owners alike With millions of recreational riders on the bridle paths today, breeding is becoming increasingly popular among horse owners at all experience levels. Whether you are already enjoying the rich rewards of equine breeding or need down-to-earth advice on whether breeding is right for you and your animal, the Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding offers a thorough, up-to-date overview of the process. From selecting the best horses to mating, pregnancy, birthing, and caring for a newborn foal, this is the authoritative resource you'll want by your side at all stages of the breeding process to bring healthy, beautiful foals into your life. Features include: * Guidance on evaluating mares and stallions from bloodline and performance record to overall health and appearance * Key breeding techniques such as artificial insemination, pasture breeding, and hand breeding * Pregnancy essentials including testing, gestation, care of pregnant mares, and dealing with complications * Foaling fundamentals: signs of approaching labor, labor and delivery, care of the postpartum mare, and more * A complete immunization schedule, physiological evaluation tables and procedures, and a thorough glossary of terms * More than 100 photos and drawings illustrating anatomy, techniques, and procedures
Author: C. E. Spaulding
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Whether you own cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, horses, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, or a combination of animals, you need expert information to make sure your animal friends stay happy and healthy. From nail care for dogs to treating saddle sores on horses to incubating turkey eggs, Veterinary Guide for Animal Owners, 2nd Edition offers advice in easy-to-understand language. With this comprehensive book, learn how to: Provide first aid for cattle Vaccinate sheep Treat a colicky horse Breed chickens Care for bunnies Treat a diabetic dog Help a cat with diarrhea And much more! Whether you are a 4H student, a home breeder raising chickens, the manager of a small farm, or the owner of a new puppy, this book—chock-full of strategies for preventing and curing common problems—is for you. Authors C. E. Spaulding and Jackie Clay also include a guide to choosing the right veterinarian, a glossary of commonly used terms, and a recommended reading list, making this a perfect no-nonsense companion for any animal owner.
The world of veterinary medicine is changing. People are realizing that if alternative medicine is better for them, it's better for their pets, too. Dogs are visiting acupuncturists, chiropractic doctors, and homeopaths. Still, many dog owners are unaware that such simple measures as changing their pet's diet and using vitamins, herbs, and other natural cures can help prevent or heal ailments ranging from excessive scratching to depression to a host of serious diseases. The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs is both an introduction and a guide to the vast world of natural healing methods, treatments, and foods now available for dogs. Author Martin Zucker offers advice from dozens of holistic practitioners and licensed veterinarians, who share their recipes, insights, and "prescriptions." Here dog owners will find information on everything from nutritional supplements to massage therapy, as well as how these treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional medications and surgical techniques. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Joan Schaffner
Publisher: American Bar Association
Release Date: 2009
Today, many dogs are deemed dangerous, not on the traits of the individual animal, but by breed alone. The authors explain why breed discrimination is unfair, and ineffective, and discuss approaches to handle reckless owners and their dogs. While there is nothing wrong with laws restricting vicious dogs, to have a dog seized or destroyed solely on the basis of its breed flies in the face of common decency.
Author: Gary Landsberg
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2014-05-04
This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.
Author: Catherine Lamm
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2012-05-28
Guest Editors Catherine Lamm and Chelsea Makloski review articles in theriogenology for the small animal practitioner. Topics will include: managing the reproductive cycle in the bitch, clinical techniques of artificial insemination in dogs, current advances in gestation and parturition in cats and dogs, clinical approaches to infertility in the bitch, the problem stud dog, guide to emergency interception during parturition in the dog and cat, clinical approach to abortion, still birth and neonatal death in cats and dogs, disorders of sexual development, common lesions in the male reproductive tract of cats and dog, common lesions in the female reproductive tract of cats and dogs, bacterial reproductive pathogens of cats and dogs, viral reproductive pathogens of cats and dogs, and more!