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The welfare of production animals at slaughter is a major veterinary concern with debate on questions such as the degree of stunning required, how sentient animals are of their surroundings, slaughterhouse conditions and how quickly animals lose consciousness after having their throats cut in religious slaughter practices. This research monograph provides a thoroughly scientific evidence-based account of the physiology and behaviour of animals for slaughter, analysis of the different killing methods, legislation and operating procedures, lairage and movement, depopulation and handling.Animal Welfare at Slaughter is mainly aimed at animal welfare officers and policy makers, veterinary and meat inspectors and slaughterhouse auditors. However, this is a reliable resource also for veterinary and animal science students and the informed public.
If you understand how your horse learns and why your training is effective, you can train faster, more ethically, and more sympathetically. Emma Lethbridge thoroughly but simply explains learning theory, and how to apply it in a way that is both efficient for training and holds the horse's welfare paramount. "Knowing Your Horse" will be a key resource for those wishing to better understand their horse's behavior, and to make the most of that understanding to improve their training techniques.
Completely updated and revised, the new edition of Principles of Cattle Production continues to provide an introductory level text for all interested in dairy and beef cattle production systems. This edition presents a vision for a cattle industry that addresses issues about impacts on the environment, the welfare of cattle and the provision of safe and high quality food for an increasingly demanding world population. The new edition: - Is expanded to include more on animal welfare, sustainability and production systems in low and middle income countries, including smallholder production systems. - Has undergone a thorough review of all the existing chapters, with new content on the future role of cattle. - Contains quality colour illustrations, so that key information can be found at a glance. - Is beautifully written with many examples and pointers for further information. - Tackles key issues of sustainability and the requirement for increased production. - Now contains helpful exercises and other resources for students and their teachers to consider the role of cattle in the world today and in the future. Principles of Cattle Production 3rd Edition continues to provide a comprehensive yet concise overview for all undergraduate students of animal science, agriculture, veterinary medicine, animal welfare and industry personnel.
This comprehensive atlas and textbook on minimal invasive surgery of the horse offers state-of-the-art advice from the experts. The authors present step-by step-descriptions of the most important surgery techniques in equine practice. This includes surgery of the upper respiratory tract, thorax, abdomen, and pelvic cavity. The book discusses the indications, advantages, and risks of all procedures. The authors are well known equine surgeons from university and field practice. They present innovative techniques with a profound knowledge of practicability.
Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists, Sixth Edition is a fully updated revision of this popular, classic text offering a thorough understanding of the normal behavior of domestic animals. Provides a complete understanding of the normal behavior of domestic animals Covers dogs, cats, horses, pigs, sheep, cattle, and goats Describes all key aspects of animal behavior, with images to support the concepts Revised and updated to cover the latest thinking, with enhanced coverage of behavioral genetics, animal cognition, and learning Includes access to a companion website with review questions and answers and the figures from the book in PowerPoint
Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics offers a comprehensive approach to equine laboratory diagnostics, including hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, body fluid analysis, microbiology, clinical parasitology, endocrinology, immunology, and molecular diagnostics. Offers a practical resource for the accurate interpretation of laboratory results, with examples showing real-world applications Covers hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, body fluid analysis, microbiology, clinical parasitology, endocrinology, immunology, and molecular diagnostics Introduces the underlying principles of laboratory diagnostics Provides clinically oriented guidance on performing and interpreting laboratory tests Presents a complete reference to establish and new diagnostic procedures * Offers a practical resource for the accurate interpretation of laboratory results, with examples showing real-world applications * Covers hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, body fluid analysis, microbiology, clinical parasitology, endocrinology, immunology, and molecular diagnostics * Introduces the underlying principles of laboratory diagnostics * Provides clinically oriented guidance on performing and interpreting laboratory tests * Presents a complete reference to establish and new diagnostic procedures
Since the first edition of Equine Nutrition and Feeding was published in 1986, it has become the seminal work on the subject. It covers all the key topics that you need to know for your equine nutrition degree course. This comprehensive and clearly evidenced textbook covers how food is digested and nutrients are used in growing, working and breeding horses. It also explains the scientific basis for calculating nutrient and dietary requirements in an understandable manner, and shows you how to do these calculations. Special attention is also given to grassland and pasture, and to housing and diet-related diseases. Additional, student-friendly features include: * References to the most up-to-date information, including "Nutrient Requirements of Horses," from the National Research Council (2007). * Case histories to provide practical examples. * Study questions at the end of each chapter to help you to revise. * A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations. Changes to this fourth edition: * Evidence base has been expanded, with 646 new research reports and papers being incorporated. * Extensively revised to make navigation easier. * A new section is dedicated to the weaning and growth of the foal. This book is the essential text for any undergraduate and postgraduate student of equine nutrition, equine veterinary medicine, equine veterinary nursing or agricultural science. It is also used by equine nutritionists and horse owners.
Master the surgical techniques needed to treat large animals! A comprehensive resource, Farm Animal Surgery, 2nd Edition provides clear, step-by-step guidelines to performing common, field-tested surgical procedures. Coverage includes key information such as patient examination and preparation, diagnostic imaging, surgical procedures by body system, anesthesia concerns, fluid therapy, and postoperative management. Written by large animal specialists Susan Fubini and Norm Ducharme, along with a team of expert contributors, this resource is also an invaluable tool in preparing for ACVS or ECVS board exams. Consistent, logical organization makes it easy to find important information, with each section devoted to a single animal and chapters organized by body system. Step-by-step guidelines cover bovine, sheep and goat, and swine surgeries by body system. 775 full-color photographs and anatomic drawings illustrate common disorders, techniques, and equipment for large animal surgery. Up-to-date information on key surgical techniques keeps you aware of advances in the field and practical knowledge of animal care. 35 expert contributors provide a diverse, authoritative perspective on the many aspects of large animal surgery. References are provided for very specialized procedures. NEW surgical procedures are included for each species - many with illustrated, step-by-step instructions. NEW coverage of the physical examination includes cow, swine, goats, and sheep, to facilitate more accurate diagnoses of medical or surgical conditions.
Essentials of Clinical Anatomy of the Equine Locomotor System presents a unique photographic record of dissections showing the topographical anatomy of the locomotor system of the horse. Readers of this book will be able to see the position and relationships of the bones, joints, muscles, nerves and blood vessels that make up each region of the forelimb, vertebral column and hindlimb. Key features: Important features of regional and topographical anatomy are presented using full-color photos of detailed dissections Anatomy is presented in a clinical context Preparations of cross-sectional anatomy facilitate interpretation of diagnostic imaging, such as ultrasonography, MRI images and CT scans All dissections are of fresh material, rather than preserved specimens, to demonstrate the appearance of tissues in the living animal, or at post mortem autopsy This new atlas is essential for anybody involved in detailed anatomical study, complex lameness evaluation or advanced imaging techniques in horses. It will be a useful guide for veterinary students, and a reference for equine vets in practice.
Find solutions to the most common problems faced by novice horse owners. Keeping your horse at home can be as wonderful and idyllic as it sounds, but there are also a lot of things which need to be taken into consideration to make sure you and your horse's new home are ready. This book will guide you through some of the potential pitfalls, providing a simple and easily digestible overview of basic at-home horse health and care. With more than thirty years of experience, horse owner, trainer, and caretaker Lainey Cullen-McConkey offers expert insight on topics such as creating and maintaining a safe living environment for your horse, the basic rules of feeding and care, and invaluable advice on what to do if something goes wrong. Other helpful topics include: What to know before you bring home your horse Basic anatomy and systems of the horse Healthcare and monitoring Maintenance of property and pastures Suggestions on what to do if your horse is injured or ill And so much more! The Ultimate Guide to Horse Health & Care covers everything you need to know and do both before and after bringing your horse home.
This NEW updated edition of Managing Pig Health and the Treatment of Disease offers a fresh and comprehensive guide to practical veterinary information for pig farmers, veterinarians and technologists around the world. The book is a comprehensive reference guide to managing pig health, with the emphasis on health, on the premise that managing health is the primary way to effectively prevent and tackle disease. The book covers each element of pig health management starting with an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the pig.
The focus is on an integrated approach to case management, with emphasis on good owner communication and context-specific information given for veterinarians working with limited local resources. The manual stresses the importance of equine welfare throughout the clinical decision-making process. This manual has been prepared by the Brooke, an international equine welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world's poorest communities.Chapters: The consultation process and responsibilities of a veterinarian; Welfare, behaviour and handling of working equids; Pain - Indicators and management; Clinical techniques; Medicines; Dehydration and fluid therapy; Sedation and anaesthesia; Euthanasia; Ophthalmology; The teeth - Ageing and a practical approach to dentistry; The gastrointestinal system; Therespiratory system; The urinary and reproductive systems; The musculoskeletal system; The integumentary system; Parasitology; Foal diseases* Case studies direct from Brooke field equine veterinarians* Information on anatomical and pharmacological differences betweenhorses, donkeys and mules* Colour photographs throughout illustratingvarious signs of diseases observed in the field* Colour-coded easy-to-search chapters* Clear PVC cover for protection
Pork is one of the world s most widely consumed meats, with the pig industry undergoing recent rapid expansion across Asia and Latin America. This textbook covers more than 100 of the most common pig diseases. With each presented as a case study, the book uses a question and answer format to enable students to recognize the key features of each disease, identify the problem and suggest a course of action. Fully illustrated throughout with color photos, this is an invaluable learning tool for veterinary, animal science and agricultural students, as well as a useful resource for veterinarians.* Full color throughout this is relevant to all the major pig producing countries worldwide. It is particularly aimed at the expanding Asian pig health technical market, where training books are urgently required* This Q & A handbook covers around 100 cases of the world s most common pig diseases, with each disease clearly presented as a quick look-up clinical case presentation
Equine Clinical Pathology is the first complete resource for hematology and clinical chemistry in horses. Encompassing the basic principles and advanced interpretation, the book s single-species approach to pathology allows for focused coverage of the unique disease characteristics of equids. Equine Clinical Pathology is equally useful for anyone using clinical pathology as a diagnostic tool, from beginning student to experienced specialist. The heart of the book is organized by body system, making it easy to find and apply information. Chapters cover general laboratory medicine, including instruments and techniques, hematology, and proteins as well as specific organs, such as the kidney and liver. Equine Clinical Pathology is a useful bench-side reference for anyone involved in laboratory medicine for the horse.
Completely updated and revised, the new edition of Principles of Cattle Production continues to provide an introductory level text for all interested in beef and dairy cattle production systems. This edition presents a vision for a cattle industry that addresses the environment, the welfare of cattle and the provision of safe and high quality food for an increasingly demanding world population. The new edition: - Is expanded to include more on animal welfare, sustainability and production systems in low and middle income countries, including smallholder production systems. - Has undergone a thorough review of all the existing chapters with new content on breeding cattle and the future role of cattle. - Contains quality colour illustrations, so that key information can be found at a glance. - Is beautifully written with many examples and pointers for further information. - Tackles key issues of sustainability and the requirement for increased production. Principles of Cattle Production 3rd Edition continues to provide a comprehensive yet concise overview for all undergraduate students of animal science, agriculture, veterinary medicine, animal welfare and industry personnel.
Intended as an introduction for veterinarians and other animal health professionals interested in and wishing to apply epidemiological methods in their day-to-day work, this book provides a practical guide for those new to the field. Its applied focus covers the principles of epidemiology in real world situations and practical implementation of disease outbreak investigation, for both emerging and endemic diseases. Techniques and methods are discussed, supported by case studies and practical examples to illustrate their application. The book is clearly written and accessible, providing readers with practical information and encouraging the development of problem-solving skills. It is an essential handbook for veterinary surgeons and students and those involved in animal health, food safety and epidemiology.
Organic poultry production has increased significantly in recent years to keep up with increasing consumer demand for organic eggs and meat. There are many guidelines and restrictions on what should go into the feed of organically-farmed poultry, from which difficulties arise when trying to ensure a well-balanced nutritious diet without the use of any unapproved supplements. This, the second edition of Robert Blair's classic and bestselling book on the nutrition and feeding of organic poultry, presents advice for organic producers, and the agencies and organizations serving them. It covers: - Selecting suitable ingredients. - Preparing appropriate feed mixtures and integrating them into organic poultry production systems. - International standards for organic feeding. - Breeds that are most suitable for organic farming. - Examples of diets formulated to organic standards. Completely updated and revised to address how to formulate organic diets in situations where there is a declining supply of organic feed, this new edition also includes up-to-date information on the nutritional requirements of poultry and feed-related disease incidence in organic flocks. Also including the feasibility of utilizing novel feed, such as insect meal, and their acceptability by consumers of organic meat products, this book forms a comprehensive reference for students, organic farmers, veterinarians and researchers.
Evidence-based and yet very practical, Equine Thermography in Practice discusses how to use the tool in the diagnosis of equine musculoskeletal injuries and what the user can expect to see in normal versus injured horses giving guidelines for best practice. The book builds from basics covering the principles of thermography and then its applications in equine veterinary medicine and the role of the technique regarding the equestrian athlete as well as in rehabilitation. Extensively illustrated and thoroughly referenced, this book is indispensable to novice and experienced practitioners using the technique, including: equine veterinarians and equine physiotherapists and body work practitioners.
Diagnose and treat bovine diseases in cattle with Rebhun's Diseases of Dairy Cattle, 3rd Edition - your all-in-one guide to bovine disease management. Organized by body system for quick, convenient reference, this complete resource equips practitioners and students with the knowledge needed to confidently diagnose, treat, and prevent bovine disease. All chapters are updated from the previous edition to reflect the most up-to-date diagnostics and therapeutics, including revised drug usage considerations. An entirely new chapter for this third edition provides easy-to-read, but detailed information on diagnostic laboratory sample submission so that you will know what tests are available and the proper samples to submit. Another entirely new chapter focuses on diseases of the bull. More color photographs and illustrations are provided so that clinical signs and pathology of the diseases and diagnostic procedures commonly used in practice can be visualized. With expanded coverage of herd diseases, this new edition meets the growing need for management of both diseases of individual cows and medical problems affecting whole herds. Practical overviews for procedures such as blood transfusion, abdominal paracentesis, and ECG give you reliable support for some of the most common procedures in bovine care. A logical and user-friendly body systems organization makes diagnosis easier and more effective by isolating system-specific diseases and conditions. Additional public health/safety considerations identify diseases that pose a substantial public threat and detail special measures for related care of dairy cattle. Addresses the latest treatment innovations, including: antibiotic residue testing, care of individual metabolic disease, troubleshooting, and much more. Expanded, up-to-date coverage of public health/food safety considerations for practitioners helps to prevent dangerous and costly errors. Current legal and practical considerations for extra label medications are outlined, and all recommendations for drug usage have been revised according to federal guideline changes, to help ensure that you are familiar with the latest evidence-based guidelines. NEW! All-new chapter covering diseases specific to or common in the dairy bull offers valuable new content that makes this the most comprehensive resource for veterinary students and practitioners. NEW! A companion website, hosted by Cornell University with more than 60 neurologic, ultrasound, and endoscopic case study videos, illustrates key concepts discussed throughout the book and brings to life a variety of techniques that are more easily visualized than described in print. UPDATED! Expanded coverage of herd health features diseases of individual cows, as well as problems affecting entire herds, that challenge today's large animal veterinarians. NEW! Emphasis on herd health addresses the dairy industry's increased concern over population medicine. UPDATED! Revised drug usage recommendations and legal considerations present the most current information in these critical areas to help you prevent dangerous or costly errors.
Equine exercise physiology is an area that has been subject to major scientific advances over the last 30 years, largely due to the increased availability of high-speed treadmills and techniques for recording physiological function during exercise. Despite the scientific advances, many riders and trainers are still using little more than experience and intuition to train their horses.
The aim of this book is to sort the fact from the fiction for the benefit of those involved in training, managing or working with horses, and to provide an up-to-date summary of the state of play in equine exercise physiology. Scientific theories are explained from first principles, with the assumption that the reader has no previous scientific background. The book is designed to save competitors and trainers a lot of time and effort trying to extract information in piecemeal fashion from a host of reference sources. For the first time, everything you need to know about exercising and training horses is here in one text.
Pig meat is the most widely-consumed meat in the world. Previous growth in production has relied, in part, on more intensive systems. In meeting rising demand, these systems face challenges such as the ongoing threat of zoonotic diseases, the need to improve feed efficiency in the face of rising costs, the need to reduce the environmental impact of pig production and increasing concerns about animal welfare. This volume looks at animal health and welfare. Part 1 reviews the main diseases affecting pigs as well as ways of managing diseases and boosting pig immune function. Part 2 reviews what we know about pig behaviour and appropriate welfare standards. It also assesses the welfare of different groups of pigs, from gilts and sows to weaned piglets and finishing pigs, as well as transport, lairage and slaughter. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for researchers in swine science, producers, government and other organisations involved in supporting pig production. It is accompanied by two companion volumes which focus on safety, quality and sustainability as well as animal breeding and nutrition.
The first book dedicated to this common, serious, and complex equine disease, Equine Laminitis is the gold-standard reference to the latest information on every aspect of the disease and its treatment. * Provides the first book devoted specifically to equine laminitis * Discusses the current state of knowledge on all aspects of the disease, including its history, relevant anatomical considerations, pathophysiology, the diagnostic workup, and clinical treatment * Presents 50 chapters written by leading international experts, under the editorship of the foremost authority on equine laminitis * Offers a thorough understanding of this common affliction, grounded in the scientific literature * Describes effective prevention and treatment plans
Completely updated and revised, Farm Animal Behaviour 2nd Edition continues to provide essential information on normal and stereotypic behaviours in a wide variety of farm animals to help in the assessment and diagnosis of their health and welfare. Comprehensive coverage of a range of farmed animals from: horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs through to domesticated poultry, deer, ostrich and many other species. Innate, learned and social behaviours are described together with activity, vision and hearing to build a picture of normal behaviours presented in a clear and consistent way for each species. Stereotypic behaviours, injuries and disease, resulting from improper management practices, are outlined in detail. For the second edition Professor Stefan Gunnarsson joins the author team and contributes his long-standing knowledge, clinical and scientific expertise. Many new snapshot photographs in full colour throughout have been added to further illustrate behaviours as they occur. New information on normal and stereotypic behaviours is included. The explosion in new research is captured with a wealth of new references and pointers for further reading. A consistent approach to each species allows for easy comparison. Farm Animal Behaviour 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive yet concise background for all students, postgraduates and practitioners in veterinary medicine, animal science, welfare and ethology.
Lusi and Davies have provided an excellent reference resource for students and graduates alike. The number of well-defined, relevant and clear images allow quick understanding for anyone interested in the fascial anatomy of the horse. This small book is perfect to have in your bag, allowing the student or clinician to find all the information they need on-site. - Sophie Neasham, final year veterinary student, University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice, Slovakia Key features: The first book in equine anatomy to illustrate the fascial (soft connective tissue) connections of the equine forelimb. Clear, high-quality images (with reference images included on each page) help readers identify aspects of the limb photographed. A brief introduction to the forelimb musculoskeletal anatomy (with images) helps readers familiarize themselves with muscles and bones portrayed in photographs. Focused discussions highlight the practical applicability of the fascial connections illustrated. Accompanying video clips demonstrate connectivity of the fascial system particular lines of tension. The first of its kind in equine anatomy, this clear, concise anatomical guide illustrates the fascial (soft connective tissue) connections of the equine forelimb. Based on dissections of fresh equine cadaver limbs, it provides a visual map for equine physical therapists, veterinarians and horse riders, helping them to understand how pathologies, injuries, or movement abnormalities of the equine forelimb arise and/or progress from one area of the limb to another. The fascial system is one of the primary systems acted upon by equine physiotherapists and is of increasing interest to horse riders looking to achieve structural integration and balanced movement in their horse. With this in mind, key points in each chapter highlight everyday situations in which knowledge of the fascial system may assist in understanding horse movement and injury. This practically applicable anatomical atlas is the ideal reference for horse owners, body workers and veterinarians alike.
Internationally renowned expert Professor Chris Pollitt shares his knowledge to aid accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of equine foot problems. The Illustrated Horse's Foot presents 1,000 of the highest quality images from the author's collection, including many 2D reconstructions of MRI and CT data. Building on the success of Professor Pollitt's Color Atlas of the Horse's Foot, this illustrated text augments a unique photographic collection with accompanying text offering information on clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis in a templated format for quick and clear access. The Illustrated Horse's Foot comprehensively covers a wide range of equine foot conditions and includes access to an ancillary website presenting not only a generous image bank but video clips and 3D images of MRI and CT data. It is an essential guide for all equine veterinarians and farriers.. Comprehensive coverage addresses a wide range of equine foot conditions. A unique collection of MIMICs provides beautifully detailed anatomical hoof images. 284 high-quality images show conditions of the equine foot, including many 2-D reconstructions of MRI and CT data. Step-by-step case histories follow equine patients from initial presentation through diagnosis to treatment and outcome. A convenient, templated format provides quick access to clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Expert author Chris Pollitt is a pioneer in the use of advanced radiographic, CT, and MRI technology for imaging equine foot and laminitis problems to facilitate accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. A companion website located at pollitthorsesfoot.com located at pollitthorsesfoot.com includes video clips of equine foot cases.
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