Veterinary Treatment of Llamas and Alpacas
By G Duncanson, Equine and Farm Animal Practitioner, Westover Veterinary Centre, UK
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 as alpacas are a common petting farm animal. An important field guide for any veterinary practitioner, this book is also of interest to veterinary students and camelid breeders.
Veterinary practitioners, students and camelid breeders and farmers
1. Animal Husbandry 2. Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 3. Examination 4. Sample Taking and Simple Diagnostic Tests 5. Veterinary Equipment 6. Veterinary Medicines 7. Vaccines 8. Sedation, Anaesthesia, Surgical Conditions and Euthanasia 9. Medicine and Surgery of the Gastroenteric System 10. Medicine and Surgery of the Respiratory and Circulatory Systems 11. Medicine and Surgery of the Urino-Genital System 12. Medicine and Surgery of the Neurological System 13. Medicine and Surgery of the Locomotory System 14. Skin Conditions 15. Cause of Sudden Death and Post-Mortem Technique 16. Poisons 17. Zoonotic Diseases
Duncanson is a farmer's son who qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1966 at Bristol University. He spent eight years working in Kenya before returning to the UK. He has been a general practitioner in Norfolk ever since. He is a passionate traveller and has taught and worked with equine practitioners throughout the world. He has completed a doctorate on an investigation of the difficulties faced by practitioner researchers in publication. He is a regular writer in veterinary journals and other publications. He has a son studying economics at Bristol University and a daughter studying veterinary medicine at Cambridge University.
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