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Diseases of the Goat, 4E


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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

About the Author

John Matthews BSc in Biochemistry, BVMS, MRCVS, is a recently retired partner in a veterinary practice in Chelmsford, UK. He has a particular interest in caprine medicine, having kept goats for over 35 years. He is an Honorary Veterinary Surgeon for the British Goat Society and Past President of the Goat Veterinary Society.


"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)

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