Sheep Medicine, Second Edition describes key sheep diseases encountered in general practice along with their diagnoses, treatment, prognoses, control, and, where appropriate, post-mortem features. The book is divided into chapters covering each body system.
Each chapter of this completely revised and updated book opens with a recommended approach to clinical examination of the featured body system, rather than simply providing a listing of disorders and diseases. The book also guides readers through all stages of the disease process highlighting the critical clinical features important in the diagnosis. Ancillary tests available to veterinary practitioners are detailed, emphasising their practical applications and cost limitations.
Several self-assessment exercises featuring typical clinical cases affecting each body system are collected in a revision chapter at the end of the book. Diseases and disorders are included with the common differential diagnoses followed by the specific diagnosis and recommended treatment(s). The book is invaluable to veterinarians in practice and training, animal scientists and agricultural advisors, and scientists interested in animal welfare.
Introduction. Husbandry. The Reproductive System. Neonatal Lamb Diseases. The Digestive System. The Cardiorespiratory System. The Respiratory System. Neurological Diseases. The Foot. The Musculoskeletal System. The Urinary System. The Skin. Eye Diseases. Mammary Gland. Metabolic Disorders and Trace Element Deficiencies. Parasitic Diseases. Miscellaneous Diseases. Anaesthesia. Cases.
"…an extremely useful book for the student or young vet with a particular interest in the subject, and it’s system-categorised, well indexed and comprehensively illustrated."
"The book provides a breakdown of important diseases and issues commonly seen in sheep production via body system. Each section about a particular issue contains an overview, etiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnoses, treatment, and management/prevention/control measures."
—Chelsey Ramirez, BS, DVM, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in Doody’s Book Reviews
Praise for the first edition:
"…ideal for the student about to take their finals on the veterinary degree course, the new graduate about to set foot on their first sheep farm and the farmer who is keen to learn about an emerging disease."
—Oliver Hodgkinson in The Veterinary Journal
"The format is familiar: diseases are dealt with the body system, but the inclusion of notes on economic and welfare issues are interesting additions…Dr. Scott is an experienced and caring clinician who has produced a volume that combines authoritative text with excellent photographs…It deserves to become a well used addition to the veterinary armoury."
—David C. Henderson in Veterinary Record
"…a very useful book, which I hope the author will keep up-to-date with further editions for many years to come."
—Graham Duncanson in Veterinary Times
"...any practice that does any work with sheep, whether hill or lowland, commercial or lawn mowing, should buy a copy of this book... the illustrations alone make this textbook worthwhile, and the layout is excellent."