Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas

Author: David E. Anderson,Meredyth L. Jones,Matt D. Miesner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118602439

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Veterinary Techniques for Llamas and Alpacas provides astep-by-step guide to performing procedures in llamas and alpacas.Organized by body system, the book presents concise, visuallyoriented information to enable clinicians to treat these animalswith confidence. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance suchas restraint and catheterization to more complex procedures such asminimally invasive surgery, Veterinary Techniques for Llamas andAlpacas describes the full range of techniques required for themedical management of these species. Each procedure is described in detail, with a consistent format forease of use and accompanying photographs to illustrate the conceptsdescribed. A companion website offers videos of many of theprocedures discussed in the book. Veterinary Techniquesfor Llamas and Alpacas is an essential resource for anyveterinarian or technical staff member treating South Americancamelid patients.
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Veterinary Treatment of Llamas and Alpacas

Author: Graham R. Duncanson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780640075

Category: Alpaca

Page: 268

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Llamas and alpacas are a globally expanding area of interest in the farming world. Kept as pets, stud animals, livestock guardians, and farmed for fibre and meat, national herds continue to grow and are an increasingly frequent presentation for large animal vets. This book provides practical everyday veterinary advice on common conditions and surgical procedures. Basic husbandry, nutrition, examination, vaccines, analgesia, anaesthesia, dermatology and poisons are covered, together with medicine and surgery options arranged by body system. Zoonotic diseases are treated with particular interest.
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Llama and Alpaca Care - E-Book

Medicine, Surgery, Reproduction, Nutrition, and Herd Health

Author: Chris Cebra,David E. Anderson,Ahmed Tibary,Robert J. Van Saun,LaRue Willard Johnson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032324291X

Category: Medical

Page: 808

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Designed for the mixed practice large animal veterinarian, veterinary students, and camelid caretakers alike, Llama and Alpaca Care covers all major body systems, herd health, physical examination, nutrition, reproduction, surgery, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases of llamas and alpacas. Written by world-renowned camelid specialists and experts in the field, this comprehensive and uniquely global text offers quick access to the most current knowledge in this area. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and handling to more complex topics including anesthesia and surgery, this text provides the full range of knowledge required for the management of llamas and alpacas. "..an essential text for anyone working with South American camelids." Reviewed by Claire E. Whitehead on behalf of Veterinary Record, July 2015 Over 500 full-color images provide detailed, highly illustrated coverage of all major body systems, physical examination, nutrition, anesthesia, fluid therapy, multisystem diseases, and surgical disorders. World-renowned camelid experts and specialists in the field each bring a specific area of expertise for a uniquely global text. Comprehensive herd health content includes handling techniques, vaccinations, biosecurity, and protecting the herd from predators. Coverage of anesthesia and analgesia includes the latest information on pharmacokinetics of anesthetic drugs, chemical restraint, injectable and inhalation anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, and pain management. Reproduction section contains information on breeding management, lactation, infertility, and embryo transfer. Nutrition information offers detailed nutritional requirements and discusses feeding management systems and feeding behavior.
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Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques

A Practical Guide

Author: Kathleen A. Cooney,Jolynn R. Chappell,Robert J. Callan,Bruce A. Connally

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470959185

Category: Medical

Page: 197

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Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques: A Practical Guideprovides detailed guidance on euthanasia procedures in a widevariety of species, including dogs, cats, exotics, horses, andproduction animals. Based on the current AVMA guidelines, the bookoffers step-by-step descriptions of the recommended methods ofeuthanasia, giving all the information needed to perform thesetechniques with confidence. Veterinary EuthanasiaTechniques helps practitioners, students, and techniciansexpand their knowledge base and provide competent, compassionateeuthanasia services. Including information on client considerations, equipment,positioning, sedation, and aftercare, the focus of the book is onproviding detailed procedures for correctly performing euthanasia.Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques presents completeinformation on euthanasia, offering specific advice to improveskills and aid in decision making. Key features Provides practical how-to guidance for veterinarians,veterinary students, and veterinary technicians in performing orassisting euthanasia procedures Improves confidence in all euthanasia methods, especially inunfamiliar situations Offers detailed step-by-step techniques for euthanasia, withadditional information on client communication, equipment, andaftercare Acts as a tool for discussing euthanasia options with clientsand in making clinical decisions Covers a wide variety of species, including dogs, cats,ferrets, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish,snakes, chelonians, horses, and livestock
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McCurnin's Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

Author: Joanna M. Bassert

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323496407

Category: Medical

Page: 1392

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Immerse yourself in every aspect of the veterinary technology field with McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 9th Edition, covering small and large animals, birds, reptiles, and small mammals. With a new zoonoses theme threaded throughout each chapter, this comprehensive text describes how each disease affects the host, how it is spread, and how it is treated. Case presentations provide you with relevant, real-life scenarios so you can practice your critical thinking and decision-making skills. Introduction to the concept of the Technician Practice Model ensures that excellent nursing care is provided to each patient. Content on fluid therapy and transfusion medicine keeps you current and prepared for success in practice. Thorough coverage of electrocardiography included in the Emergency Nursing chapter to teach you how to interpret, and how to examine and differentiate, normal from abnormal and dangerous from non-dangerous. Case presentations provide you with real-life scenarios so you can practice your critical thinking and decision-making skills. Large animal care is integrated throughout the book with medical records, dentistry, physical examination, surgical instrumentation, surgical assistance, emergency care, and euthanasia, in addition to the individual Large Animal Medical Nsing chapter, to prepare you to care for large animals. A chapter dedicated to birds, reptiles, and small mammals keeps you up-to-date with care and treatment for these increasingly popular pets. Comprehensive chapters on pharmacology, pain management, restraint, and veterinary oncology offer a broader understanding of the responsibilities of a technician. Vet Tech Threads design emphasizes important study points and ensures you understand the content introduced to you. Step-by-step instructions and photographs show you how to perform dozens of procedures, and make information readily accessible in emergency and clinical situations. Evolve site with TEACH instructor resources, an image collection, and a test bank accompanies the text, and provides instructors with everything they need to successfully teach each chapter and evaluate students' progress. NEW! Chapter on Veterinary Oncology contains fundamental information on veterinary cancers and current therapies. NEW! Toxicology chapter provides an overview of toxic substances and treatments while helping you understand how to recognize, assess, and manage poison concerns. NEW! The theme of zoonotics is threaded throughout each chapter and emphasized appropriately to increase your understanding of how each disease affects the host, how it is spread, how it is treated, and the necessary safety precautions.
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Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology - E-Book

Author: Robert S. Youngquist,Walter R. Threlfall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437713408

Category: Medical

Page: 1088

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An essential resource for both students and practitioners, this comprehensive text provides practical, up-to-date information about normal reproduction and reproductive disorders in horses, cattle, small ruminants, swine, llamas, and other livestock. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, each section is devoted to a different large animal species and begins with a review of the clinically relevant aspects of the reproductive anatomy and physiology of both males and females. Key topics include the evaluation of breeding soundness, pregnancy diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment of infertility, abortion, obstetrics, surgery of the reproductive tract, care of neonates, and the latest reproductive technology. Includes coverage of all large animal species. All sections provide a review of clinically pertinent reproductive physiology and anatomy of males and females of each species. Complete coverage of the most current reproductive technology, including embryo transfer, estrous synchronization, and artificial insemination. A new section on alternative farming that addresses reproduction in bison, elk, and deer. New to the equine section: stallion management, infertility, and breeding soundness evaluation. New to the bovine section: estrous cycle synchronization, reproductive biotechnology, ultrasonographic determination of fetal gender, heifer development, and diagnosis of abortion. New to the porcine section: artificial insemination, boar/stud management, diseases of postpartum period, and infectious disease control. New to the llama section: infectious disease and nutrition.
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Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management Secrets

Author: Stephen A. Greene

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781560534426

Category: Medical

Page: 369

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The highly popular Secrets Series® presents an important new resource for veterinarians in this comprehensive, yet focused, coverage of one of the most important and fastest-emerging specialties in veterinary medicine. Among the topics covered are Patient Management, Preparation, Pharmacology, Monitoring, Anesthetic Complications, Anesthesia and Systemic Disease, Special Anesthetic Considerations, Regional Anesthesia, and Pain Management for Small Animals.
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Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

Author: Kristin J. Holtgrew-Bohling

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290353

Category: Medical

Page: 584

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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.
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Critical Needs for Research in Veterinary Science

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on the National Needs for Research in Veterinary Science

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309164986

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 238

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Research in veterinary science is critical for the health and well-being of animals, including humans. Food safety, emerging infectious diseases, the development of new therapies, and the possibility of bioterrorism are examples of issues addressed by veterinary science that have an impact on both human and animal health. However, there is a lack of scientists engaged in veterinary research. Too few veterinarians pursue research careers, and there is a shortage of facilities and funding for conducting research. This report identifies questions and issues that veterinary research can help to address, and discusses the scientific expertise and infrastructure needed to meet the most critical research needs. The report finds that there is an urgent need to provide adequate resources for investigators, training programs, and facilities involved in veterinary research.
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