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Veterinary Technician's Large Animal Daily Reference Guide

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Contributors xi Preface xiii Acknowledgments xv Chapter 1: Anatomy 3 Amy D?Andrea and Jessica Sjogren with illustrations by Nathan Davis Introduction 3 Systems Overviews 4 Chapter 2: Preventative Health Care 21 Amy D?Andrea and Jessica Sjogren Introduction 22 Physical Examinations 22 Large Animal History 23 Preliminary Examination 24 Types of Physical Examinations 26 Physical Examination 27 Other Assessments 29 Vaccinations 29 Guiding Principles for Vaccinating an Animal 29 Adverse Reactions from Vaccinations 29 Vaccine Categories 29 Equine Injection Sites 30 Vaccines for Preventing Fatal Diseases in Horses 31 Vaccines to Minimize Illnesses in Horses 35 Areas of Injection and Blood Draws in Cattle 44 Dairy and Beef Cattle Vaccines 45 Small Ruminant Vaccines 50 Areas of Injection in Swine 52 Swine Vaccines 52 Rabies 55 Anthrax 58 Hoof Care 59 Common Diseases and Disorders of the Hoof 60 Lameness Grading Scale 61 Chapter 3: Nutrition 63 Ashley Moulton The Importance of Nutrition 64 Vitamins 65 Minerals 67 Nutritional Defi ciencies 69 Nutritional Requirements for the Horse 76 Nutritional Requirements for the Dairy Cow 76 Nutritional Requirements for Beef Cattle 77 Nutritional Requirements for Sheep 77 Nutritional Requirements for Swine 77 Chapter 4: Internal Medicine 79 Jessica Sjogren and Amy D?Andrea Cardiovascular 81 Dermatology 88 Endocrinology 93 Gastroenterology 95 Musculoskeletal 115 Neurology 121 Ophthalmology 125 Respiratory 128 Urology 137 Chapter 5: Reproduction 141 Katie Brown, Ryan Healy, and Maria Ferrer Introduction 143 Female Reproductive Anatomy 144 Male Reproductive Anatomy 146 Reproductive Parameters in the Male 149 Ejaculatory Fractions in Boars and Stallions 149 Female Reproductive Physiology 150 Large Animal Reproductive Physiology 150 Phases of the Large Animal Estrous Cycle 151 Large Animal Gestation 152 Male Breeding Soundness Examination 153 Genital Examination 153 Semen Collection Techniques 154 Semen Evaluation 155 Sperm Abnormalities 155 Minimum Acceptable Testicular Size in Satisfactory Potential Breeders 156 Minimum Acceptable Semen Quality in Satisfactory Potential Breeders 156 Female Breeding Soundness Examination 157 Steps of the Female Breeding Soundness Examination 157 Estrous Detection 158 Estrous Detection Techniques 158 Behavioral Signs of Estrus in Large Animals 159 Artificial Insemination 159 Proper Timing, Dose, and Site of Semen Deposition during Artificial Insemination 160 Bovine Artificial Insemination Technique 161 Small Ruminant Artificial Insemination Methods 161 Swine Artificial Insemination 162 Equine Artificial Insemination 163 Handling and Preparation of Frozen Semen for Artificial Insemination 164 Pregnancy Diagnosis 164 Earliest Time or Ideal Time Range (Days Post-Ovulation) for Pregnancy Diagnosis in Large Animals 165 Abortion 165 Common Causes of Abortion 166 Management of Abortion 167 Twin Reduction in Mares 168 Parturition 168 Definition of the Stages of Parturition 168 Clinical Parameters of Parturition 169 Radius 316 Radius Radiography 316 Tibia 318 Tibia Radiography 318 Metacarpus (MCIII)/Metatarsus (MTIII) 320 Metacarpus/Metatarsus Radiography 321 Cervical Spine 322 Cervical Spine Radiography 322 Thorax 324 Thorax Radiography 324 Pelvis 326 Pelvis Radiography 326 Skull 327 Guttural Pouch/Larynx/Pharynx 327 Skull Radiography 327 Chapter 9: Pharmacology 329 Patrick Hennigan Introduction 331 Basic Calculations 331 Antifungal Drugs 332 Anti-Infective Drugs: Aminoglycosides, Cephalosporins, and Chloramphenicol 333 Anti-Infective Drugs: Fluoroquinolones, Lincosamides, and Metronidazole 334 Anti-Infective Drugs: Penicillin, Sulfonamides, and Tetracyclines 336 Antiparasitic Drugs: Antinematodals 337 Antiparasitic Drugs: Anticestodals 338 Cardiovascular Drugs: Antiarrhythmics 339 Cardiovascular Drugs: Anticoagulants and Calcium Supplements 340 Cardiovascular Drugs: Contractility Enhancers and Positive Inotropes 341 Renal and Urinary Tract Drugs: Diuretics 342 Renal and Urinary Tract Drugs: Acidifiers and Alkalinizers Renal and Urinary Tract Drugs: Alpha Blocker and Anabolic Steroids 343 Antihistamines 343 Musculoskeletal Drugs: Adrenal Cortical Steroids 344 Musculoskeletal Drugs: Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs 345 Central Nervous System Drugs: Anticonvulsants 347 Central Nervous System Drugs: Muscle Relaxers 347 Central Nervous System Drugs: Alpha-2 Agonists 348 Central Nervous System Drugs: Dissociative Agents 348 Central Nervous System Drugs: Opioids 349 Chapter 10: Emergency Care 351 Jamie Defazio Introduction 352 Emergency Supplies 352 Emergency Equipment and Supplies 353 Monitoring/Nursing Equipment 354 Triage 354 Assessment Triage (General) 355 Cardiac Emergencies 356 Procedure for Indirect Blood Pressure Measurement for the Large Animal Patient 358 Respiratory Emergencies 359 Ophthalmic Emergencies 363 Gastrointestinal Emergencies 366 Procedure for Nasogastric Intubation in the Equine Patient 369 Neurologic Emergencies 370 Reproductive Emergencies 373 Toxicological Emergencies 375 Metabolic Emergencies 379 Neonatal Emergencies 380 Urogenital and Renal Emergencies 383 Musculoskeletal Emergencies 385 Trauma/Shock 388 Over-the-Needle and Over-the-Wire Intravenous Catheter Placement in the Jugular Vein 391 Chapter 11: Holistic Medicine for Horses 393 Jessica Sjogren Holistic Medicine 394 Massage Therapy 394 Hydrotherapy 396 Chiropractic Therapy 398 Herbology 400 Oils 405 Acupuncture 407 Glossary 409 Bibliography 415 Index

About the Author

Amy D'Andrea, BS, MEd, CVT, VTS (EVN), is aninstructor at the New England Institute of Technology VeterinaryTechnology Program in Warwick, Rhode Island, USA. Jessica Sjogren, BS, CEST, is an emergencytechnologist at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth,Massachusetts, USA.


Overall, the book sets out to provide current data on thedaily responsibilities of the large animal veterinary technician inan accessible format. There is no reason why it should not also bea useful guide for newly qualified vets and veterinarynurses. (Veterinary Record, 6 September2014) Overall, this book is a very good reference that willhelp technicians quickly review and perform many required tasks.Given its extensive bibliography, it also provides a starting pointfor additional study with crossreferences to standard textbooks andscientific articles. (Journal of the AmericanVeterinary Medical Association, 15 June 2014)

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