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Bovine Surgery and Lameness

Owen Atkinson, Guy St Jean, Adrian Steiner

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The revised and updated Third Edition of Bovine Surgery and Lameness offers veterinarians a concise text ideal for use in the field. The authors - internationally noted experts - provide a step-by-step guide to common surgical procedures, including detailed descriptions of treating lameness incorporating the most current research in this area. The significantly updated text covers a wide range of topics, such as pre-surgical preparation, ethics, effective anaesthesia and analgesia, pain management, supportive therapy, diagnostic techniques, and routine hoof care in cattle. The chapters are organised to cover particular systems including surgery of the abdomen, head, female and male reproductive organs, the musculoskeletal system, and teat surgery. Designed as a resource which will be particularly useful for the busy practitioner, this edition of Bovine Surgery and Lameness has additional text boxes to provide specific warnings and practical tips. Illustrations are widely used to clearly demonstrate instructions and techniques. Further information beyond the essential "how-to" guidance is provided in discussion boxes throughout the text. All chapters cover issues relating to animal welfare, food safety, and medicine use which is pertinent to current social concerns and One Health concepts. This important resource: * Offers a fully revised edition of the popular and well-respected book on bovine surgery and lameness * Presents a practical quick-reference guide ideal for the field veterinarian * Covers both common surgical procedures and the latest research on combating lameness * Written by an expert team of international authors Equally useful for practising bovine veterinarians and for veterinary students on clinical rotations, as well as dairy herd managers and foot trimmers, the new edition of Bovine Surgery and Lameness is an essential resource for common surgical techniques for cattle and the most up-to-date guidance on lameness.

"The third edition of this newly designed "pocket book" provides an up-to-date and handy reference guide to all commonly used bovine techniques, making it a must-have for students and new graduates, as well as a great refresher for more experienced practitioners." - Vet Times

"This edition, the third, is a great tool for the farm vets of today[...]The experience of the four authors shines through, with some warnings so dire that you won't forget them in a hurry, no doubt making you a better veterinary surgeon[...]the regular boxed discussion points, tips and warnings make it easy to read when you need it most[...]Overall I would highly recommend Wiley's third edition of Bovine Surgery and Lameness. I have used it extensively while on placement and it was invaluable when quickly prepping on the way to a farm so I could assess the case with the benefit of knowledge and be proactive in my approach to it." - The Journal of the Association of Veterinary Students, Autumn 2018

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.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 384
Erscheinungsdatum 23.04.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-119-04046-0
Verlag John Wiley & Sons
Maße (L/B/H) 21,6/14,1/2,2 cm
Gewicht 534 g
Auflage 3. Auflage


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  • Preface to first edition

    Preface to second edition

    Preface to third edition


    Chapter 1 General Considerations and Anaesthesia

    Chapter 2 Fluid and Supportive Therapy

    Chapter 3 Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures

    Chapter 4 Head and Neck Surgery

    Chapter 5 Abdominal Surgery

    Chapter 6 Female Urinogenital Surgery

    Chapter 7 Teat Surgery

    Chapter 8 Male Urinogenital Surgery

    Chapter 9 Musculoskeletal Conditions and Lameness


    Further Reading