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Bovine Surgery and Lameness


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Preface vii Acknowledgements ix About the Companion Website xi 1 General considerations and anaesthesia 1 2 Fluid and supportive therapy 53 3 Diagnostic techniques and procedures 73 4 Head and neck surgery 90 5 Abdominal surgery 118 6 Female urinogenital surgery 187 7 Teat surgery 211 8 Male urinogenital surgery 226 9 Musculoskeletal conditions and lameness 267 Appendix 351 1 Further Reading 351 2 Abbreviations 352 3 Conversion factors for old and SI units 354 Index 355

About the Author

The authors A. David Weaver, BSc, Dr med vet, PhD, FRCVS, Dr hc (Warsaw), is Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, Missouri, USA and formerly of the University of Glasgow, UK. Owen Atkinson, BVSc, CertCHP, DCHP, RCVS Recognised Specialist, is Owner, Founder, and Director of Dairy Veterinary Consultancy Ltd, UK. Guy St. Jean, DMV, MS, Dipl ACVS, is Professor of Surgery and Former Head in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Ross University, St. Kitts, West Indies. Adrian Steiner, Dr med vet, FVH, MS, Dr habil, Dipl ECVS, Dipl ECBHM, is Professor and Head at the Clinic for Ruminants, Vetsuisse-Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland.


"A great tool for the farm vets of today. The regular boxed discussion points, tips and warnings make it easy to read when you need it most. Invaluable when quickly prepping on the way to a farm so I could assess the case with the benefit of knowledge". Journal of the Association of Veterinary Students- September 2018 "A must-have for students and new graduates as well as a refresher for the more experienced practitioner. Overall a good combination of anatomy revision and surgical techniques providing good revision material and a quick reference guide when out in the field". Veterinary Times 2018 "Provides a concise overview to provide readers with a basic understanding of surgical treatment options for various conditions. An easy read, written largely in outline and bulleted formats. Many illustrations help depict various procedures". Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 253, 728 (Sept 15 2018) "Wide range of diagnostic and surgical techniques described in the dot point form with helpful diagrams. Its up to date too, with both Janowitz and Christiansen techniques for laparoscopic correction of an LDA. I reckon anyone who owned this book would be empowered by it to undertake at least one useful procedure they hadn't even heard of". Australian Cattle Practitioner 87, 37 (June 2018) "Text boxes provide a multitude of useful tips and often incorporate animal welfare and ethical implications of the practitioner's decision-making, as well as pain management. A number of high-quality and up-to-date video resources on lameness complement the book on a newly implemented companion website, access through Wiley". Livestock 25 (5), 250 (September/October 2018) "Bovine Surgery and Lameness is an accessible aid for anyone with an interest in cattle practice [...] It's surprising such a concise book can contain such a vast amount of information, but it does [...] it makes for an excellent reference to accompany the foundation knowledge that vet students and new graduates already possess." Vet Record 26 (July 2019)

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