Fully revised and expanded, Goat Medicine, Second Edition includes discussions on new diseases ranging from bovine spongiform encephalopathy to floppy kid disease as well as major updates on important diseases such as scrapie, mycoplasmosis, paratuberculosis, and urolithiasis. Information has also been added on management of transgenic goats and organic goat production. The text begins by outlining fundamentals of goat practice and moves on to sytems-based coverage of the goat. Each chapter provides clinical anatomy and physiology of every system alongside information on relevant clinical signs, differential diagnosis, and system-specific disease.
Preface to the First Edition ix Preface to the Second Edition xi Acknowledgments xiii 1. Fundamentals of Goat Practice 3 2. Skin 23 3. Subcutaneous Swellings 61 4. Musculoskeletal System 85 5. Nervous System 163 6. Ocular System 257 7. Blood, Lymph, and Immune Systems 275 8. Cardiovascular System 319 9. Respiratory System 339 10. Digestive System 377 11. Liver and Pancreas 501 12. Urinary System 537 13. Reproductive System 571 14. Mammary Gland and Milk Production 647 15. Wasting Diseases 691 16. Sudden Death 701 17. Anesthesia 709 18. Dehorning and Descenting 723 19. Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 733 20. Herd Health Management and Preventive Medicine 787 Appendices. A. Formulary of Some Drugs Used in Goats and Suggested Dosages 807 B. Alternative Medicine 815 C. Conversion Factors for Biochemistry and Hematology 823 Index 825