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Preface to the First Edition ix Preface to the Second Edition xi Acknowledgments xiii 1. Fundamentals of Goat Practice 3 2. Skin 23 3. Subcutaneous Swellings 61 4. Musculoskeletal System 85 5. Nervous System 163 6. Ocular System 257 7. Blood, Lymph, and Immune Systems 275 8. Cardiovascular System 319 9. Respiratory System 339 10. Digestive System 377 11. Liver and Pancreas 501 12. Urinary System 537 13. Reproductive System 571 14. Mammary Gland and Milk Production 647 15. Wasting Diseases 691 16. Sudden Death 701 17. Anesthesia 709 18. Dehorning and Descenting 723 19. Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases 733 20. Herd Health Management and Preventive Medicine 787 Appendices A. Formulary of Some Drugs Used in Goats and Suggested Dosages 807 B. Alternative Medicine 815 C. Conversion Factors for Biochemistry and Hematology 823 Index 825

About the Author

Mary C. Smith, DVM, Diplomate, ACT, Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. David M. Sherman , DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVIM, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Population Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts


"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)

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