Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book by Kristin J. Holtgrew-Bohling, BS, AAS, LVT, RLATG

Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

byKristin J. Holtgrew-Bohling, BS, AAS, LVT, RLATG, Kristin J. Holtgrew-bohling

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Covering the role of the veterinary technician in large-animal care,Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 2nd Editionprovides a comprehensive guide to large-animal clinical diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures. Not only does this book show why and how each procedure is performed, but it shows the vet tech's role in preparing for, assisting in, and following up on each one. Coverage of herd health care helps you understand the essentials of behavior and handling, safety, breeds, vaccination schedules, and common parasites. This edition adds case studies and clinical applications in each chapter, and a new section with an overview on livestock management. Written by educator and horse stable owner Kristin Holtgrew-Bohling, this book helps you pass your boards and gain certification, and can also be used as an on-the-job reference.

  • A focus on the veterinary technician's roleincludes a description of each procedure in terms of the vet tech's responsibilities, explaining why and how the procedure is performed.
  • Full-color photographs and line drawingsshow restraint, bandaging, physical examination techniques, and diagnostic procedures.
  • A practical approachmakes this text useful in classes and in clinical situations, so veterinary technicians, acting under instructions of veterinarians, can plan and follow through on procedures and treatment regimens for large animals.
  • Proper medical terminology and common/layperson terminology are both used, helping you communicate effectively with clients and with other professionals.
  • AVMA accreditationis promoted through coverage of the essential large animal-related tasks in the CVTEAManual of Accreditation for Veterinary Technology Programs.
  • New section on the livestock industryprovides a wider background of herd health care so you can better understand the practices, procedures, and decisions of large animal veterinary medicine.
  • New section on llamas and alpacashelps you understand the health and maintenance of these increasingly popular domestic animals -- in the U.S., there are more than 12,000 alpaca herds and 25,000 llama owners.
  • Emphasis on husbandrydemonstrates how everyday housing and feeding affect care of common large animal diseases, including client education.
  • Addition of case studies and clinical applications to each chapterhelps you develop skills such as good history taking, decision making, and thinking on your feet.
  • Coverage of herd health careincludes behavior and handling, safety, breeds, vaccination schedules, and common parasites.
  • Vet Tech Threadsfocus your learning with learning objectives, key terms, chapter outlines, andTechnician Notes.
  • Other added coverageincludes photos of breeds and vaccination and parasite tables.

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Title:Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians - E-BookFormat:OtherDimensions:584 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 12, 2014Publisher:Elsevier Health SciencesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323290353

ISBN - 13:9780323290357

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Extra Content

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Livestock Industry NEW!

1. The Importance of Livestock

2. Livestock Safety and Handling

3. Livestock Reproduction

4. Livestock Nutrition

Section 2: Large Animal Hospital Management

5. Daily Hospital Responsibilities

6. Admissions, Medical Records, and Physical Examinations

Section 3: Horses in Veterinary Practice

7. Equine Husbandry

8. Equine Clinical Procedures

9. Equine Surgical Procedures

10. Equine Disease

Section 4: Cattle in Veterinary Practice

11. Bovine Husbandry

12. Bovine Clinical Procedures

13. Bovine Surgical Procedures

14. Common Bovine Diseases

Section 5: Sheep and Goats in Veterinary Practice

15. Ovine and Caprine Husbandry

16. Ovine and Caprine Clinical Procedures

17. Ovine and Caprine Surgical Procedures

18. Common Ovine and Caprine Diseases

Section 6: Llamas and Alpacas in Veterinary Practice NEW!

19. Camelid Husbandry

20. Camelid Clinical Procedures

21. Camelid Surgical Procedures

22. Common Camelid Diseases

Section 7: Swine in Veterinary Practice

23. Porcine Husbandry

24. Porcine Clinical Procedures

25. Porcine Surgical Procedures

26. Porcine Diseases