• Medicine
      October 2018

      Farm Animal Behaviour

      Characteristics for Assessment of Health and Welfare

      by Ingvar Ekesbo, Stefan Gunnarsson

      Completely updated and revised, Farm Animal Behaviour 2nd Edition continues to provide essential information on normal and stereotypic behaviours in a wide variety of farm animals to help in the assessment and diagnosis of their health and welfare. Comprehensive coverage of a range of farmed animals from: horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs through to domesticated poultry, deer, ostrich and many other species. Innate, learned and social behaviours are described together with activity, vision and hearing to build a picture of normal behaviours presented in a clear and consistent way for each species. Stereotypic behaviours, injuries and disease, resulting from improper management practices, are outlined in detail. For the second edition Professor Stefan Gunnarsson joins the author team and contributes his long-standing knowledge, clinical and scientific expertise. Many new snapshot photographs in full colour throughout have been added to further illustrate behaviours as they occur. New information on normal and stereotypic behaviours is included. The explosion in new research is captured with a wealth of new references and pointers for further reading. A consistent approach to each species allows for easy comparison. Farm Animal Behaviour 2nd Edition provides a comprehensive yet concise background for all students, postgraduates and practitioners in veterinary medicine, animal science, welfare and ethology.

    • Medicine
      June 2018

      One Welfare

      A Framework to Improve Animal Welfare and Human Well-being

      by Rebeca García Pinillos

      Contemporary and thought-provoking, this book provides a definition of the concept of One Welfare: the interconnection between animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment. The book establishes a conceptual framework, in five sections, resulting from a three month global consultation on a draft proposal comprising nine areas. The book contains: - A one welfare approach which complements and extends the existing one health approach - A range of prestigious contributions from key opinion leaders in the field of animal welfare which help to define the framework - A platform for the development of more collaborative and integrated animal welfare standards and policies One Welfare complements the One Health and Eco Health approaches, enabling full integration of animal welfare within other disciplines; a much needed tool to help improve animal welfare, human wellbeing and environmental components and support worldwide sustainable development goals. Integrating this concept into existing projects could help to foster collaboration to improve human and animal welfare globally. This text is of interest to those working in the fields of animal and human welfare, sustainability and conservation, international development and to all those keen to extend the one health approach to animal welfare and human wellbeing.

    • Complementary medicine

      Bach Flower Remedies for Animals

      by Helen Graham

      This text aims to provide the reader with information on the use of flower essence remedies in the treatment of animals of all kinds. Every year millions of family pets as well as farm animals, often physically fit and healthy, are destroyed because of unruly behaviour, incontinence, excessive noisiness, aggression, possessiveness, destructiveness and other problems. This is avoidable. A correction to the problem can be brought about by the use of flower remedies.;This book describes emotions in animals and their influence on behaviour. Each of the 38 Bach flower remedies are described with their application in the treatment of a range of domestic animals including horses. Diagnostic symptoms, animal by animal, together with appropriate treatment regimes are illustrated with case histories.

    • Veterinary medicine

      Taking Stock

      Life As a Country Vet

      by Richard Thomas

    • Veterinary medicine: large animals (domestic / farm)

      A Lot of Loose Ends - A Vet in Africa

      The drama, humour and politics of animal care on the dark continent

      by Roland Minor

      Roland Minor knew early on that he wanted to become a vet. After graduating from Cambridge University, he left the UK in 1963 for his first post, in Uganda. He has since spent most of his life in Africa, holding senior government posts or practising independently in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Botswana, with a brief return to the UK in 2001 to help manage the outbreak of foot and mouth disease. He is now retired to the island of Lamu, off the north coast of Kenya. A Lot of Loose Ends is Rolandʼs account of his experiences in treating animals of all shapes and sizes and his many encounters with farmers, pet owners and politicians. Some of the tales he has to tell are hilarious, others hair-raising and a few horrific, but all are fascinating.

    • Veterinary medicine
      May 2016

      Practical Veterinary Forensics

      by Edited by David Bailey

      General practitioner veterinarians often come into contact with the law in cases of animal cruelty, domestic animal and wildlife crimes, and human crimes with an animal element. An area of veterinary practice for which there is no formal training and few resources, this book provides practical training for an aspect of the job that many vets feel ill-equipped to deal with. Covering how to operate in a crime scene, work with emergency service personnel, collect evidence, prepare reports and provide evidence in court, it is an invaluable aid to this part of a veterinarian’s work.

    • Equine veterinary medicine
      May 2016

      Equine Thermography in Practice

      by Dr Maria Soroko, Mina C G Davies Morel

      Evidence-based and yet very practical, Equine Thermography in Practice discusses how to use the tool in the diagnosis of equine musculoskeletal injuries and what the user can expect to see in normal versus injured horses giving guidelines for best practice. The book builds from basics covering the principles of thermography and then its applications in equine veterinary medicine and the role of the technique regarding the equestrian athlete as well as in rehabilitation. Extensively illustrated and thoroughly referenced, this book is indispensable to novice and experienced practitioners using the technique, including: equine veterinarians and equine physiotherapists and body work practitioners.

    • Veterinary bacteriology, virology, parasitology
      September 2015

      Tuberculosis, Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases of Man and Animals

      The Many Hosts of Mycobacteria

      by Edited by Harshini Mukundan, Mark Chambers, Ray Waters, Michelle Larsen

      Mycobacteria are bacterial pathogens which cause diseases in humans and non-human animals. This monograph will primarily cover the most important and widely researched groups of mycobacteria: members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) and Mycobacterium leprae, across a wide range of host species. M. tuberculosis and M. bovis are particularly relevant with the increasing drug resistance and co-infection with HIV associated with M. tuberculosis and the possible cross-infection of badgers and cattle associated with M. bovis. This book will provide a reference for researchers working in different fields creating a work which draws together information on different pathogens, and by considering the diseases in a zoonotic context provides a One Health approach to these important groups of diseases.

    • Veterinary medicine
      July 2015

      Improving Animal Welfare

      A Practical Approach

      by Edited by Temple Grandin.

      By taking an entirely practical approach, this textbook aims to help those working with animals to apply methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application. This book provides a guide to practical evaluation and auditing of welfare problems for farmed animals, emphasizing the importance of measuring conditions that compromise welfare such as lameness, or the use of electric goads. This second edition is fully updated with new literature, new, up to date coverage of pain management, and the addition of a new chapter on animal welfare in organic farming systems.

    • Veterinary medicine
      December 2014

      Rabbit Behaviour, Health and Care

      by Marit Emilie Buseth, Richard Saunders

      This book is an essential, thorough, very practical guide to understanding and caring for your rabbit. By following the advice in this book, both rabbit owners and veterinary health professionals report healthier and more content rabbits. Developed from the successful Norwegian text Den Store Kaninboka by the award-winning author Marit Emilie Buseth, Rabbit Behaviour, Health and Care will help you: - develop an understanding of the rabbit's nature, which will help you to spot normal and abnormal behaviour; - learn about the correct living conditions in which to keep domestic rabbits, in terms of their behavioural, physical and social needs; - acquire essential knowledge about rabbit nutrition, dentistry and disease; - discover a new and improved approach to rabbit-keeping through stories and case examples of real rabbits; - gain a rewarding owner-pet relationship. Rabbits are extremely popular pets, but misconceptions about their care and behaviour are widespread. Most illnesses or behaviour problems are a direct or indirect result of poor nutrition and care. This book helps veterinarians and rabbit owners to overcome these challenges by understanding the rabbit's nature and needs.

    • Veterinary medicine: large animals (domestic / farm)
      November 2014

      Genetics of Cattle

      by Edited by Dorian J Garrick, Anatoly Ruvinsky

      Since the time of domestication more than 10,000 years ago, cattle have played an increasingly crucial role in the development of human civilizations. Progress has been quite remarkable since the turn of the century; the sequencing of the bovine genome in 2009 launched new avenues for furthering our understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of cattle genetics. Covering a vast array of questions, this book reviews major topics from molecular and developmental genetics, disease resistance and immunogenetics to genetic improvement of dairy and beef breeds, addressing all current problems in the field. This second edition includes a new team of authors and completely new chapters on the genetics of fat production, nutrition, feed intake and efficiency, growth and body composition. Fully updated throughout, it provides a valuable resource on cattle genetics for researchers, breeders, veterinarians and postgraduate students.

    • Veterinary medicine: small animals (pets)
      September 2014

      Canine and Feline Epilepsy

      Diagnosis and Management

      by Luisa De Risio, Simon Platt, Fiona James, Holger Volk

      Epilepsy is one of the most familiar chronic neurological diseases and is a common yet challenging presentation in veterinary surgeries. This book covers seizure pathogenesis, classifications, diagnostic investigations, emergency treatments and longer term treatments, with a large section on pharmacological intervention. Filling a considerable gap in the veterinary literature, it includes tables and charts for quick reference during emergencies. Seizures can be very distressing to animals and owners, yet not all seizures are the result of epilepsy, a neurological condition. This book discusses how to distinguish between epileptic and non-neurological seizures, and provides case studies to illustrate different occurrences of epilepsy.

    • Veterinary medicine
      April 2014

      Dilemmas in Animal Welfare

      by Edited by Michael C Appleby, Peter Sandøe, Daniel M Weary.

      There are many ongoing debates within and about the subject of animal welfare. This book distils some of the major themes of current debate into one volume, edited by internationally known names in the field of animal welfare. Each chapter is written by one or more leading experts who discuss, in an even-handed way, a provocative topic that will be of interest to anyone concerned with animal welfare. Issues covered include tail docking, farm animal production, neutering of feral cats and the need to conserve habitats of native wild animals in the face of threats from non-native species. Chapters address the different values and priorities involved in dealing with these issues, including scientific and more explicit ethical approaches. Each chapter ends with questions for discussion that may help readers to engage with these dilemmas.

    • Veterinary medicine
      December 2013

      Veterinary Treatment of Pigs

      by Graham R Duncanson

      * Practical focus covering everyday care and treatment of pigs * Describes diseases by body system to create an easy-to-use guide to pig treatment * Takes a worldwide approach – so covers poisons and diseases beyond the UK

    • Veterinary medicine
      November 2013

      Mononegaviruses of Veterinary Importance, Volume 1

      Pathobiology and Molecular Diagnosis

      by Jonas Wensman, Siamak Zohari, Branka Horvat, Elankumaran Subbiah, Veronica von Messling, Anke Brüning-Richardson, Wenzhi Xue, Jorge Moreno-Lopez, John A Ellis, Changging Qui, David C Lyon, Zhen F Fu, Washington B Cárdenas, Christopher F Basler, Simon J Goodman, Sara Soto, Manika Suryadevera, Joseph Domachowske, Arun K Dhar, Niels Jørgen Olesen, Carol H Kim, Silke Rautenschlein, Gene Garrard Olinger. Edited by Muhammad Munir.

      * Discusses the pathology and laboratory diagnosis of viruses that carry a significant threat to animals in terms of their severity and epidemiological risk * Also looks at mononegavirales that are used as models in the study of infectious disease * Includes viruses with zoonotic potential

    • Veterinary medicine
      June 2013

      Salmonella in Domestic Animals

      by Edited by Paul Barrow, Ulrich Methner.

      Salmonella remains a major cause of economic loss in domestic livestock and human food poisoning worldwide. In the last 10 years there have been major advances in understanding the salmonella organism, meaning a compiled source of the new research is urgently needed. With fully updated chapters and new coverage of genome structure, virulence, vaccine development, molecular methods for epidemiology and exotics, this second edition is an invaluable resource for researchers of animal and human health.

    • Veterinary medicine
      April 2013

      Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery

      For Small Animal Veterinarians

      by Graham R Duncanson

      Small animal veterinarians are increasingly taking on caseloads that include farm animals, with cases being presented by local hobby farmers, smallholders, and 'novelty pet' owners. Recognising this trend, this book provides a quick reference guide for small-animal orientated veterinarians in the basics of surgery and treatment of farm animals. Popular animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, camelids and backyard poultry are covered, and basic techniques such as anaesthesia, clinical examination techniques, breeding, surgery and euthanasia are discussed. This book provides a quick-reference format, ideal for looking up information during a consult, useful for veterinarians in small and mixed practices and those less familiar with animals such as alpacas which have seen an increase in popularity. Also ideal as a refresher guide and as a continuing professional development resource.

    • Veterinary medicine
      April 2013

      Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery

      For Small Animal Veterinarians

      by Graham R Duncanson

      Small animal veterinarians are increasingly taking on caseloads that include farm animals, with cases being presented by local hobby farmers, smallholders, and 'novelty pet' owners. Recognising this trend, this book provides a quick reference guide for small-animal orientated veterinarians in the basics of surgery and treatment of farm animals. Popular animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, camelids and backyard poultry are covered, and basic techniques such as anaesthesia, clinical examination techniques, breeding, surgery and euthanasia are discussed. This book provides a quick-reference format, ideal for looking up information during a consult, useful for veterinarians in small and mixed practices, new graduates and those less familiar with animals such as alpacas which have seen an increase in popularity. Also ideal as a refresher guide and as a continuing professional development resource.

    • Veterinary medicine
      April 2013

      Animal Abuse

      Helping Animals and People

      by Catherine Tiplady

      Animal abuse affects everybody working in animal-related industries, and constitutes a significant part of veterinary caseloads and animal shelter work. Based on the author's experience as a shelter worker and veterinarian, this book provides advice and assistance to those working with animal abuse. Beginning with definitions and types of abuse that occur worldwide in domestic, industry, leisure and cultural settings, the book goes on to detail current topics of debate such as foie gras production, pedigree dog breeding, links between animal abuse and domestic violence, and the fascinating subject of veterinary forensics - the scientific investigation of instances of animal abuse. The book's practical focus is developed through interviews with people in a variety of affected roles, international case studies, and discussion of the difficulties that arise; how they can be dealt with and the mental health impacts they can have on those involved. With contributions from world-renowned experts including Phil Arkow and David Bailey, and an introduction by Clive Phillips, Animal Abuse: Helping Animals and People provides practical advice and insights into issues surrounding this emotional subject.

    • Veterinary medicine
      March 2013

      Animal Machines

      by Ruth Harrison, Marian Stamp-Dawkins

      Ruth Harrison's Animal Machines now a unique historical classic, had a profound impact on public opinion and the quality of life of farmed animals when it was published in 1964. * Reprinted in its entirety, gives an accurate, and sometimes shocking, account of intensive farming in the 1960's, still current in large parts of the world today. * Harrison's work greatly increased public awareness of animal welfare and led to legal reforms, shaping our closer understanding of farm conditions today. * Provides a fascinating insight into the system we continue to live with as the global population increases. * Includes foreword by Rachel Carson and new chapters by international experts in animal welfare including Marion Stamp Dawkins, discussing the book's significant legacy and impact today.

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