A textbook of the diseases of cattle, horses, sheep, pigs and goats
Otto M. Radostits, CM, DVM, MSc, MRCVS, Dipl ACVIM, Clive C. Gay, DVM MVSc Hon DVSc FACVSc Hon Diplomate ACVIM, Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, BVSc(Hons), MS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM and Peter D. Constable, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM
The new 10th edition of this well-respected reference includes thoroughly revised and reviewed information with content on new diseases for the most up-to-date information on diseases effecting sheep, pigs, goats, horses, and cattle. Divided into two sections, General Medicine and Special Medicine, the book covers topics ranging from the clinical examination and manifestation of disease in organ systems to specific diseases of the large animal species.
Completely revised chapters reflect the information from current literature.
New chapters address diseases associated with prions and identify important emerging diseases.
A new main author who is a recognized authority on internal medicine of ruminant species with extensive clinical experience and scientific publications brings his expertise to this important reference.
Includes content from contributing authors who are international authorities on pig diseases, toxicological disease in animals, and diseases associated with artropod parasites.
Several new illustrations and sonograms provide up-to-date visual aids for better understanding.
Includes important information essential to any large-animal veterinarian, especially those working with horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, or goats.
User-friendly format allows the reader to quickly absorb key information.
Quick review/synopsis sections for complex diseases make important information easy to find.
Features content on major diseases of all countries, including foreign animal and emerging diseases.
"Undoubtedly, this massive tome will become the reference manual for all forthcoming veterinary students and large animal practices, as its forerunner ‘Blood and Henderson', did for me 40 years ago.
It covers all major farmed species and is divided into two parts. Part 1 deals with General Medicine and the individual body's systems and Part 2 on Special Medicine covers infectious, metabolic, toxic and inheritable diseases. However, of particular interest are the sections on the pig, which have been written by our own Pig Journal chief scientific editor Prof. Stanley Done. There are exceptional reviews of the Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome (257 references), Post-weaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome (229 refs), Pleuropneumonia (167 refs) and Enzootic Pneumonia (a modest 136 refs). Respiratory diseases have been his lifelong work and the results are reflected in these outstanding sections. Enteric diseases have not been overlooked, with Ileitis (102 refs) Swine Dysentery (86 refs) and even Colitis (58 refs).
Other pig diseases and infections are broadly covered in the book and there is a useful Appendix (2) on reference laboratory values and uniquely, Appendix (4) on drug doses for pigs. The book is well indexed for finding out the relevant part or disease for the species in which you are interested.
It was particularly sad that the chief editor Otto Radostits died just before the publication of this book but it will be a lasting tribute to his amazing effort to bring all this information into just one book and is of excellent value." - Reviewed by David Burch for The Pig Journal Vol 59.
"The book is clearly laid out and, where possible, uses a standard format, well illustrated with figures and text boxes. Importantly for this sort of text, all the sections are well referenced, allowing the reader to easily identify key papers in situations where further reading is required. It is without a doubt the sort of book that all large animal clinicians should have access to for reference, and its cost is very reasonable considering the quanitity of the material provided." - Jonathan N Huxley, The Veterinary Record, August 2007
Edited by Otto M. Radostits, CM, DVM, MSc, MRCVS, Dipl ACVIM, Emeritus Professor, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Clive C. Gay, DVM MVSc Hon DVSc FACVSc Hon Diplomate ACVIM, Emeritus Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Washington, USA
; Kenneth W. Hinchcliff, BVSc(Hons), MS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, Professor, Equine Medicine, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA and Peter D. Constable, BVSc, MS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, Professor & Head, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
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