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Farm Animal Surgery

Farm Animal Surgery

This is the only resource of its kind that provides practical field-tested surgical procedures for farm animals. Many procedures can safely be performed in the field as standing surgery using portable chutes that help keep the animals immobilized. Coverage includes key information on patient preparation, anesthesia concerns, fluid therapy, imaging options, and postoperative management.


"This book is very well done and will become a standard reference. With many specialty textbooks dealing with specific livestock breeds (covering surgery and basic medicine), it is nice to see a book that looks at farm animal surgery as a process. The book is designed to review surgery techniques useful in farm animals (cattle, swine, sheep, and goats). Each chapter in this book provides a detailed review but concludes with a bibliography which will provide readers with more than enough material to pursue further study."
- Library News, 2005

Key Features

  • This is the only book covering surgery of all these species of farm animals: cattle, goats, sheep, and swine

  • More than 500 figures clearly illustrate common disorders, techniques, and equipment for large animal surgery

  • Step-by-step surgical guidelines cover various procedures for each species by body system

  • Up-to-date, practical information on key surgical techniques and equipment

  • Uniquely qualified authors and contributors are experts in the field of large animal surgery


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