Llamas and alpacas are a globally expanding area of interest in the farming world. Kept as pets, stud animals, livestock guardians, and farmed for fibre and meat, national herds continue to grow and are an increasingly frequent presentation for large animal vets. This book provides practical everyday veterinary advice on common conditions and surgical procedures. Basic husbandry, nutrition, examination, vaccines, analgesia, anaesthesia, dermatology and poisons are covered, together with medicine and surgery options arranged by body system. Zoonotic diseases are treated with particular interest as alpacas are a common petting farm animal. An important field guide for any veterinary practitioner, this book is also of interest to veterinary students and camelid breeders.
1: Animal Husbandry 2: Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 3: Examination 4: Sample Taking and Simple Diagnostic Tests 5: Veterinary Equipment 6: Veterinary Medicines 7: Vaccines 8: Sedation, Anaesthesia, Surgical Conditions and Euthanasia 9: Medicine and Surgery of the Gastroenteric System 10: Medicine and Surgery of the Respiratory and Circulatory Systems 11: Medicine and Surgery of the Urino-Genital System 12: Medicine and Surgery of the Neurological System 13: Medicine and Surgery of the Locomotory System 14: Skin Conditions 15: Cause of Sudden Death and Post-Mortem Technique 16: Poisons 17: Zoonotic Diseases