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Llama and Alpaca Care: Medicine, Surgery, Reproduction, Nutrition, and Herd Health

Llama and Alpaca Care: Medicine, Surgery, Reproduction, Nutrition, and Herd Health

By: Chris Cebra (author), LaRue Willard Johnson (author), Ahmed Tibary (author), Robert J. Van Sau (author), David E. Anderso (author)Hardback

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Designed for the mixed practice large animal veterinarian, veterinary students, and camelid caretakers alike, Llama and Alpaca Care covers all major body systems, herd health, physical examination, nutrition, reproduction, surgery, anesthesia, and multisystem diseases of llamas and alpacas. Written by world-renowned camelid specialists and experts in the field, this comprehensive and uniquely global text offers quick access to the most current knowledge in this area. With coverage ranging from basic maintenance such as restraint and handling to more complex topics including anesthesia and surgery, this text provides the full range of knowledge required for the management of llamas and alpacas. "..an essential text for anyone working with South American camelids." Reviewed by Claire E. Whitehead on behalf of Veterinary Record, July 2015Over 500 full-color images provide detailed, highly illustrated coverage of all major body systems, physical examination, nutrition, anesthesia, fluid therapy, multisystem diseases, and surgical disorders. World-renowned camelid experts and specialists in the field each bring a specific area of expertise for a uniquely global text.Comprehensive herd health content includes handling techniques, vaccinations, biosecurity, and protecting the herd from predators. Coverage of anesthesia and analgesia includes the latest information on pharmacokinetics of anesthetic drugs, chemical restraint, injectable and inhalation anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, and pain management.Reproduction section contains information on breeding management, lactation, infertility, and embryo transfer.Nutrition information offers detailed nutritional requirements and discusses feeding management systems and feeding behavior.


PART ONE: HERD HEALTH1.???Biosecurity2.???Protection of Camelids from Predators3.???Camelid Vaccinations4.???Camelid Herd Health and Nutrition5.???Endoparasite Control6.???Anthelmintic Resistance in Camelid Parasites7.???Camelid Management, Handling Techniques and Facilities, and Herd ManagementPART TWO: NUTRITION8.???Applied Digestive Anatomy and Feeding Behavior9.???Nutritional Requirements10.???Feeds for Camelids11.???Feeding Management Systems12.???Nutritional Assessment 13.???Nutritional Diseases PART THREE: REPRODUCTION14.???Anatomy and Physiology of Reproduction in the Female Llama and Alpaca15.???Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology in the Male16.???Breeding Management17.???Clinical Examination of the Female Reproductive Function18.???Breeding Soundness Examination of the Llama and Alpaca19.???Infertility and Subfertility in the Male20.???Infertility and Subfertility in the Female21.???Cytogenetics and Infertility22.???Pregnancy Diagnosis and High-Risk Pregnancy Evaluation23.???Disorders and Diseases of Pregnancy24.???Parturition and Obstetrics25.???Lactation and Neonatal Care26.???Postpartum Disorders27.???Artificial Insemination of Llamas and Alpacas28.???Embryo Transfer29.???Embryo Preservation and In Vitro Production of EmbryosPART FOUR: PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH CARE30.???Physical Examination and Conformation31.???Clinical Pathology32.???Fluid Therapy33.???Nutritional Support34.???Drug Therapy in Llamas and AlpacasPART FIVE: MEDICAL DISORDERS35.???Disorders of the Skin36.???Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Hemolymphatic Systems37.???Diseases of the Respiratory Tract38.???Disorders of the Neurologic System and Special Senses39.???Disorders of the Urinary System40.???Disorders of the Digestive System41.???Disorders of Carbohydrate or Lipid Metabolism42.???Neonatology and Neonatal DisordersPART SIX: ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA43.???Practical Pharmacokinetics of Anesthetic Drugs44.???Pre-Procedure Considerations45.???Chemical Restraint of Camelids46.???Injectable Anesthesia of Camelids47.???Inhalational Anesthesia48.???Local and Regional Analgesic Techniques in Camelids49.???Peri-Operative Management of Compromised Camelid Patients50.???Obstetrical Anaesthesia in South American Camelids51.???Neuroanaesthesia for South American Camelids52.???Pain Management in Camelids: Systemic Techniques53.???Constant Rate Infusion (CRI) Technique for Management of Severe Pain in Camelids54.???Acupuncture in the CamelidPART SEVEN: SURGICAL DISORDERS55.???Principles of Surgery56.???Ocular Surgery57.???Gastrointestinal Surgery in Alpacas and Llamas58.???Musculoskeletal Surgery59.???Thoracic imaging and Respiratory Surgery60.???Urogenital Surgery in Camelids61.???Surgical Management of Neurologic Disorders62.???Reproductive Surgery63.???Integumentary and Dental Surgery64.???Minimally Invasive Surgery

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  • ISBN13: 9781437723526
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 808
  • ID: 9781437723526
  • ISBN10: 1437723527

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