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 systems-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.
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NORMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
of the goat is beyond the scope of this text and
Blood Lymph and Immune Systems
It is beyond the scope of this book to consider in detail
Mammary Gland and Milk Production
Dehorning and Descenting
Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases
reviewed elsewhere Scott 1988 and will not be dis
Liver and Pancreas
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