Written by leading food animal researchers, practitioners, and educators, this comprehensive guide provides quick access to the latest medical and surgical interventions for cattle, sheep, and goats. The concise, quick-reference format and logical body systems organization make it ideal for use in both the clinical setting and the field. You'll easily locate key information on preventing, treating, and managing disease in food animals, as well as expert insights on improving outcomes for individual animals and herd populations.
Authoritative, cutting-edge coverage offers clinically relevant strategies for diagnosing and managing a wide range of diseases and disorders in food animals, with a focus on cattle, sheep, and goats.
Logically organized content is easy-to-follow and provides a practical approach to determining appropriate medical and surgical interventions.
Concise, easy-to-read format helps you find essential information quickly and easily.
Expert editors, consultants, and writers ensure the accuracy, relevance, and timeliness of each topic to keep you on the cutting edge of food animal therapy.
New to this Edition
New editors and a new team of section editors bring a fresh perspective and authoritative guidance on caring for food animals.
Completely revised and updated content includes new sections on topics such as:
Pharmacology and therapeutics
Restraint, anesthesia, and pain management
Cow-calf/small ruminant production medicine
Feedlot production medicine
Coverage of hot topics in the field includes biosecurity in feedlots, therapy in organic livestock medicine, and ethical responsibilities in selecting drugs for use in food animals.
Expanded treatment options incorporate surgical interventions where appropriate, including laparoscopic procedures.
113. Management of neonatal diarrhea in cow-calf herds
114. Calf preweaning immunity and impact on vaccine schedules
115. Beef heifer development
116. Investigation and abortion and fetal loss in the beef herd
117. Addressing high dystocia incidence in cow-calf herds
118. Carcass ultrasound uses in beef cattle production settings
SECTION 14: FEEDLOT PRODUCTION MEDICINE
119. Preconditioned calves in the feedyard
120. Low stress livestock handling
121. Biosecurity for feedlot enterprises
122. Use of statistical process control in feedlot practice
123. Growth promotants
124. Feedlot vaccination protocols
125. An economic risk assessment model for management of pregnant feeder heifers
126. Investigation of lameness outbreaks in feedlot cattle
127. Investigating a respiratory disease outbreak
128. Feedlot therapeutic protocols
129. Managing hospital pen systems
130. No loose parts necropsy procedure for the feedyard
By David E. Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVS, Professor and Section Head, Agricultural Practices, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; and Michael Rings, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH