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cover image - Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323881999
Publication Date: 10-12-2023
Page Count: 1152
Imprint: Elsevier
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Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 5th Edition

by Kristin J. Holtgrew-Bohling, DVM, LVT, RLATG

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource - Access Card

cover image - Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323881999
Publication Date: 10-12-2023
Page Count: 1152
Imprint: Elsevier
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Give your students the big picture on the vet tech’s role and responsibilities in large animal care! A practical, comprehensive guide, Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition describes how to set up, assist, and follow through on medical procedures and treatment regimens for domestic livestock. The book begins with an overview of livestock handling, reproduction, and nutrition, along with the skills required in hospital management. Following are separate sections on horses, cattle, sheep and goats, llamas and alpacas, swine, and poultry, with each section including chapters examining husbandry, clinical and surgical procedures, and common diseases. It’s the ideal study tool for students preparing for the VTNE® and for everyday practice.

    • Comprehensive large animal coverage is specifically tailored to the needs of veterinary technician students.
    • Coverage of the essential large animal-related tasks in the CVTEA Manual of Accreditation for Veterinary Technology Programs prepares you to pass the Veterinary Technology National Exam (VTNE®).
    • Step-by-step procedures explain how and why a clinical procedure is performed, and the roles that you fill in preparing for, assisting in, and following up the procedure.
    • "How-to" chapters within each species section examine husbandry, clinical procedures, surgical procedures, and common diseases — so veterinary technicians, acting under instructions of veterinarians, can plan and follow through on procedures and treatment regimens for large animals.
    • Evolve website includes quizzes, images, and reference materials to reinforce understanding.
    • Full-color photographs and line drawings show step-by-step procedures in areas such as restraint, bandaging, physical examination techniques, and diagnostic procedures.
    • Coverage of husbandry and breeds demonstrates how day-to-day housing and feeding affect the care of many large animal diseases, and also helps you provide quality client education.
    • Livestock Industry section provides an overview of safety and handling, reproduction, and nutrition, so you can better understand the practices, procedures, and decisions in large animal veterinary medicine.
    • Learning features enhance critical thinking and decision making with case studies, clinical applications, key terms, chapter outlines, learning objectives, and Technician Notes.
    • NEW! Coverage of animal care includes care in small-scale and hobby farm settings, fear-free care, and IV catheter maintenance.
    • NEW! Updated information includes illegal drugs, remote delivery devices, nutrition and environmental enrichment for each species, carcass removal information, breeding soundness exam information for bulls, poisonous plants and other toxins, needle disposal and broken needle guidelines, sedation protocols, dehydration tables for calves, and more.
    • NEW! Updated images, case studies, step-by-step procedures, disease information, and terminology ensure that you have the most current information.
    • NEW! Updated test questions and chapter quizzes on the Evolve website make it easier to study, review, and remember difficult subject matter.
  • PART 1: The Livestock Industry
    1. The Importance of Livestock
    2. Livestock Safety and Handling
    3. Livestock Reproduction
    4. Livestock Nutrition 
    PART 2: Large Animal Hospital Management
    5. Daily Hospital Responsibilities
    6. Admissions, Medical Records, and Physical Examinations
    7. Diagnostic Imaging for Large Animals
    PART 3: Horses in Veterinary Practice
    8. Equine Husbandry
    9. Equine Clinical Procedures
    10. Equine Surgical Procedures
    11. Common Equine Disease
    PART 4: Cattle in Veterinary Practice
    12. Bovine Husbandry      
    13. Bovine Clinical Procedures
    14. Bovine Surgical Procedures
    15. Common Bovine Diseases   
    PART 5: Sheep and Goats in Veterinary Practice
    16. Ovine and Caprine Husbandry
    17. Ovine and Caprine Clinical Procedures
    18. Ovine and Caprine Surgical Procedures
    19. Common Ovine and Caprine Diseases
    PART 6: Llamas and Alpacas in Veterinary Practice
    20. Camelid Husbandry
    21. Camelid Clinical Procedures
    22. Camelid Surgical Procedures
    23. Common Camelid Diseases
    PART 7: Swine in Veterinary Practice
    24. Porcine Husbandry
    25. Porcine Clinical Procedures
    26. Porcine Surgical Procedures
    27. Common Porcine Diseases
    PART 8: Poultry in Veterinary Practice
    28. Poultry Husbandry
    29. Poultry Clinical Procedures
    30. Poultry Surgical Procedures
    31. Common Poultry Diseases
    Glossary
  • Kristin J. Holtgrew-Bohling, DVM, LVT, RLATG, Instructor, Veterinary Technology Program, Vatterott College, Omaha, NE; Iowa State University/ University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Professional Program of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2014
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