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Large Animal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians


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Contributors ix Preface xi Abbreviations xii About the Companion Website xiv Chapter 1 Hospital Biosecurity 1 Leslie Hiber Introduction 2 Cycle of Infection 2 Transmission 4 Patient Placement in the Hospital 7 Proper Gowning Techniques 10 Hand Hygiene 13 Disinfection and Sterilization 15 Hospital Management 19 Infection Control Programs 20 Surveillance 22 Multidrug Resistant Organisms, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus sp., and Zoonotic Diseases 23 Zoonotic Diseases 24 Summary 24 References 24 Chapter 2 Restraint 29 Ann Elizabeth Goplen, Sergio Gonzales, Sheryl Ferguson, Darcy DeCrescenza, Laura Lien Introduction 30 Knots 30 Basic Behavior of Large Animals 39 Small Ruminant Restraint 41 Camelid Restraint 45 Bovine Restraint 48 Equine Restraint 54 Swine Restraint 61 References 62 Chapter 3 History 65 Stacie K. Seymour Introduction 65 Ruminants 68 Camelids 70 Equine 70 Porcine 73 Multiple Species Management 75 References 75 Chapter 4 Physical Exam 77 Scott R. R. Haskell, Bonnie L. Loghry, Carrie J. Finno, Kristen Wegner, Jamie DeFazio, William Gilsenan, Amy L. Johnson Introduction 78 Food Animal Physical Exam 80 Equine Physical Exam 89 The Equine Pain Score 98 Summary 103 References 103 Chapter 5 Nutrition 107 Kara M. Burns Introduction 107 Equine Nutrition 110 Cattle Nutrition 125 Camelid Nutrition 126 Sheep and Goat Nutrition 127 Swine Nutrition 136 Summary 141 References 141 Chapter 6 Clinical Procedures 145 Annette M. McCoy, Erica McKenzie, Sue Loly Introduction 146 Venous Catheterization 146 Arterial Catheterization 149 Urinary Catheterization 150 Tracheostomy 151 Blood Products and Administration 153 Medication Administration 155 Fluid Administration 162 Intraosseous Administration 165 Nasogastric and Orogastric Intubation 166 Transfaunation 169 Ongoing Monitoring 170 Nursing Care for the Recumbent Patient 171 Dentistry 176 References 177 Chapter 7 Diagnostic Procedures 181 Sue Loly, Joann Slack, Laura Lien, Rolf B. Modesto, Sheryl Ferguson Introduction 182 Abdominocentesis 182 Arthrocentesis 184 Bronchiolar Alveolar Lavage (BAL) 185 Biopsies 186 Cerebral Spinal Fluid Tap (CSF) 193 Coagulation Studies 195 Dermatology 197 Electrocardiogram 199 Endoscopy 209 Milk Cultures 212 Thoracocentesis 213 Transtracheal Wash 215 References 216 Chapter 8 Medical Imaging 221 Myra F. Barrett, Kurt Selberg, Sheryl Ferguson, Joann Slack, Susan Steward Introduction 222 Safety and Quality 222 Radiography 222 Nuclear Scintigraphy 245 Ultrasonography 248 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 255 Computed Tomography 256 References 258 Chapter 9 Reproduction 261 Harry Momont, Celina M. Checura Introduction 261 Anatomy and Physiology of Reproduction 262 Clinical Examination of the Male and Female for Breeding Soundness 269 Reproductive Disorders 273 Reproductive Management 274 References 277 Chapter 10 Neonatology 279 Laura Lien Introduction 279 Perinatal Period 280 Neonatal Infections 282 Premature Neonates 285 Nursing Care 288 References 292 Chapter 11 Diseases 295 Fernando J. Marques, William Gilsenan, Amy L. Johnson, Shirley Sandoval, Sian Durward-Akhurst, Stephanie Rutten-Ramos, Sue Loly, Heather Hopkinson Disease 295 Actinobacillus Pleuropneumonia (APP) 296 Acute Hypocalcemia (Milk fever) 297 Anaplamosis 297 Anemia 298 Anterior Uveitis 299 Anthrax 300 Ascaridiasis 302 Atrophic Rhinitis 302 Bacillary Hemoglobinuria (a.k.a., Red Water Disease, clostridial hepatitis) 303 Blackleg 304 Bloat (Ruminal tympany) 305 Blue Tongue (a.k.a., BTV, Catarral Fever) 306 Botulism 307 Bovine Coronavirus (BCV) 309 Bovine Herpes Virus 1 Infection (Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis [IBR]) 309 Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV); Adult Lymphosarcoma 310 Bovine Papular Stomatitis (BPS) 311 Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) 312 Brucellosis 314 Calf Scours 314 Campylobacteriosis 315 Cancer Eye Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) 316 Candidiasis (Thrush) 317 Caseous Lymphadenitis (CL) 317 Cervical Vertebral Stenotic Myelopathy (CVSM, a.k.a., Wobbler's Syndrome) 318 Choke 320 Chorioptic Mange 321 Clostridium perfringens Diarrhea 322 Coccidiosis 323 Colitis 324 Contagious Ecthyma (a.k.a., Orf, SoreMouth) 325 Corneal Ulceration 325 Demodectic Mange, Demodicosis 326 Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) 327 Digital Dermatitis (Hairy heel wart, Papillomatous digital dermatitis, Mortellaro's disease) 328 Eperythrozoonosis 329 Equine Degenerative Myeloencephalopathy (EDM) 330 Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome 331 Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) 332 Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) 334 Equine Motor Neuron Disease (EMND) 335 Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) 336 Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) 337 Equine Viral Encephalitides (EEE, WEE, VEE) 338 Entropion 339 Erysipelas 340 Escherichia coli 341 Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (ER; a.k.a., Monday Morning Disease, azoturia, Equine rhabdomyolysis syndrome, tying-up, chronic exertional rhabdomyolysis) 342 Fescue Toxicity 343 Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) 344 Foot Rot 345 Grass Tetany 345 Guttural Pouch Empyema 346 Guttural Pouch Mycosis 347 Haemophilus parasuis (Glasser's Disease) 348 Head Trauma 348 Hepatic Encephalopathy 350 Hog Cholera (Classical Swine Fever) 351 Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP) 351 Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis (IBK, "Pink eye") 353 Influenza 354 Iodine Deficiency 354 Johne's Disease (Paratuberculosis) 355 Ketosis 356 Laminitis 357 Leptospirosis 358 Lice 359 Leukoencephalomalacia (Moldy Corn Disease) 360 Listeriosis 361 Lumpy Jaw (Actinomycosis) 362 Malignant Hyperthermia (Porcine Stress Syndrome) 363 Mastitis 364 Melanoma 365 Neosporosis 366 Ovine Progressive Pneumonia (OPP), Maedi 367 Parelaphostrongylosis 367 Pasteurella Pneumonia 368 Phenylbutazone Toxicity 369 Polioencephalomalacia 370 Polyneuritis Equi (Cauda Equina Neuritis) 371 Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (a.k.a., PSSM, EPSM, EPSSM) 372 Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) 373 Potomac Horse Fever (a.k.a., Equine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis, Equine Ehrlichial Colitis, Ditch fever, PHF) 374 Precocious Udder (Inappropriate Lactation) 375 Pseudorabies (PRV, Aujeszky's disease) 376 Psoroptic Mange (Common Sheep Scab) 376 Pulpy Kidney Disease (Type D enterotoxemia, overeating disease) 377 Q Fever 378 Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO, a.k.a., heaves or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) 379 Rabies 380 Ringworm (Dermatophytosis) 381 Salmonellosis 382 Sarcoptic Mange 383 Scrapie 384 Septic Arthritis 385 Sheep and Goat Pox 385 Strangles 386 Streptococcal Infections 388 Swine Influenza 389 Tetanus 389 Trichomoniasis 391 Ulcerative Dermatosis 391 Urolithiasis 392 Vesicular Stomatitis 394 Warts (Cutaneous papillomas) 395 West Nile Virus Infection (WNV) 395 White Muscle Disease 397 Wooden Tongue (Actinobacilosis) 397 References 398 Multiple Choice Questions Answer Bank 405 "Test Your Learning" Answer Bank 411 Glossary of Terms 419 Index 427

About the Author

Laura Lien, CVT, MS, VTS (LAIM)is a member of theAssociation of Veterinary Technician Educators and holds aVeterinary Technician Specialty in Large Animal Internal Medicinewith the Academy of Internal Medicine for VeterinaryTechnicians. She was awarded Veterinary Technician of theYear by the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association in 2009. Susan Loly, LVT, VTS (EVN)is Large Animal HospitalTechnical Supervisor at the University of Minnesota Equine ClinicalServices Center. She holds a Veterinary Technician Specialty inEquine Veterinary Nursing and was voted AAEVT Member of the Year in2012. Sheryl Ferguson, CVT, VTS (LAIM)is Large Animal HospitalManager at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.She is a member of the Large Animal Internal Medicine Academy forVeterinary Technicians and has plays active member of the AIMVTcredentialing committee.


The result is a fine student text that is especiallyrecommended for any veterinary technician studying large animalcare. (Midwest Book Review, 1 December2014) Overall, I like this book and plan on using it in ourveterinary technician program. (Journal of theAmerican Veterinary Medical Association, 15 September 2014)

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