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Goat Medicine Hardcover – January 15, 1994

ISBN-13: 978-0812114782 ISBN-10: 0812114787 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 620 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (January 15, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812114787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812114782
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #362,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The text is well organized and thoroughly researched and referenced.. . . this book is highly recommended for small ruminant practitioners as well as for anyone who works with goats" (Vet Med Today, 15 June 2010)

"The second edition of Goat Medicine is the enhanced and updated version of the original, invaluable resource. The text is well organized and thoroughly researched and referenced. Special effort was made by the authors to address goat health issues relative to tropical and subtropical climates. This, as well as inclusion of extensive information on foreign animal diseases, makes this text an extremely useful global reference. The authors’ personal experiences, combined with results of a thorough search of the veterinary literature, have resulted in the most comprehensive references on goats currently available. This book is highly recommended for small ruminant practitioners as well as for anyone who works with goats." (JAVMA, June 2010)

"This much-needed second edition is of the highest quality. There is an increasing interest in goats in North America, and, worldwide, goats are of great economic and social importance. This book will be used by goat practitioners and others as the bible for goat medicine." (Doody's, March 2010)

"This textbook presents a great deal of scholarly information." (The Veterinary Record, February 2010)

 

--This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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Ideal for any practitioner concerned with promoting the health and productivity of commercial herds, this book constitutes a single complete source for current information on medical and behavioral problems, presenting signs, relevant diseases, drug therapies with precise dosages, management "pearls" and alternative approaches to care.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Stella Bardley on February 10, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Goat Medicine is a MUST for folks who have goats and want to understand and learn about goat health and diseases. Don't run your veterinarian off! but this book can help the owner/manager recognize symptons, understand prevention and work out reasonable treatments...treatments that work into an already too busy day. Yes, there is theory.... Great if you like to understand and run ideas through your own head. skip that part, if it doesn't make sense, and go onto more basics-- prevention, control, treatment.
If my 75 animals aren't 100%, this is the first book I open. And the book stays on my truck seat, kitchen table, bedside until some questions are answered. There are many books with basic goat care. If that is what you want, fine. If you want to dig a little deeper, understand goat health and learn more about your animals, then THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU!! Well worth the money..just by saving/helping one animal.
P.S. Exceptional for international goat health..if that's your thing.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By chris weathersbee on October 27, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is a very thorough review of the literature on goat medicine. Its bibliographies alone are worth its price. The work seems primarily intended for veterinary students, researchers, and veterinarians willing to consult the literature (Dr. Smith is on the Cornell University veterinary faculty). It isn't intended as a cookbook of treatments and will disappoint if consulted in this way. But if one needs a basic understanding of any aspect of goat medicine, this is where to start reading. The authors provide coherent, thoroughly referenced overviews of each topic that provide frameworks for evaluating individual research papers. Anyone caring for significant numbers of goats, even if not a scientist or academic, should regard this as a necessary textbook of her vocation. She should at least absorb the overviews, even if she does not consult the references. We look after 250 goats and could not navigate without this book. I only wish a new edition would be published, to take in work done during the last seven or eight years.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 15, 1999
Format: Hardcover
If you are a goat enthusiast, this book is a great overview of Goat Medicine. If you are a Veterinarian, you can broaden your knowledge base by learning all of the details. But if you are expecting any kind of practice assistance, you will be disappointed. Basically I feel this book does a great job discussing everything in the world that could go wrong with a goat, but not a lot of help in solving the problems. For goat raisers/breeders/enthusiasts this is a good find; for practicing veterinarians who are after practical guidance, this is not the greatest.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
If you are a serious goat breeder, owner or raiser, need to limit Veterinary bills and learn more about and treat your own goats this is the one book to have.....usually one Veterinary farm call will pay for it and there is a world of knowledge and information at your fingertips. It is a fantastic learning tool if you are planning to become a serious raiser. Second best purchase after purchasing the goats.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mae Anne on August 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book has saved several of my goats lives, I've shared it with my different Veterinarians, they all agreed it was very helpful,, 3 have now bought their own copies.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. G. on December 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book paid for itself the first month I had it. There is not a goat vet within 75 miles of where I live so a good goat medicine book is a must have. There is more technical information than I can use, but the in depth look at each disease helps me narrow my diagnosis and treat as needed. This is the most helpful goat medicine book I have found so far and I own several.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Highly recommended source for caprine health care, diseases, and management. Written by vets and used by many practitioners as a reference on goat care and diseases.
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