Diseases of Cattle in Australasia: A Comprehensive Textbook

Parkinson, T.J., Vermunt, J.J., and Malmo, J. (2010) Diseases of Cattle in Australasia: A Comprehensive Textbook. New Zealand Veterinary Association Foundation for Continuing Education, Wellington, NZ.

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Abstract

"Diseases in of Cattle in Australasia" provides cattle practitioners and veterinary students with an authoritative text on cattle diseases that may be encountered in the predominantly pasture-based environments in New Zealand and Australia. The cattle industry in Australasia is the largest animal industry in the region, and includes the dairy, pasture-fed beef, feedlot, and live-export sectors. The industry operates across a wide range of environments and production systems, and more than half of the produced dairy and beef commodities are exported. This textbook is arranged in 25 chapters, commencing with an overview of the dairy and beef industries in New Zealand and Australia and ending with a chapter on practical therapeutics, and comes with an extensive image library on CD-ROM. The text has been mainly co-authored by Tim Parkinson, Jos Vermunt and Jakob Malmo, with additional contributions from fifteen other authors. The book is written from the perspective of the veterinary practitioner encountering the diseases in cattle on a farm. The reader is provided with a detailed outline of the diagnostic methodology based on clinical examination of body systems, with confirmation by ancillary tests and responses to treatment. The principal authors are eminently qualified and experienced. Tim Parkinson is currently Professor of Farm Animal Reproduction and Health at Massey University in New Zealand, and a Diplomate of the European College of Animal Reproduction and Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Tim has extensive practical, academic and research experience with cattle in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Jos Vermunt is a registered veterinary specialist in cattle medicine and Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, and has combined cattle practice in (the Netherlands, Middle East, Canada, New Zealand and Australia, with academic teaching and research. Jakob Malmo is a registered veterinary specialist in cattle medicine and Fellow of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, and has combined a career in private practice while running two dairy farms, with teaching cattle medicine to undergraduate veterinary science students at the University of Melbourne, and supervising postgraduate students undertaking research projects in commercial dairy herds. Together, these principal authors bring a wealth of practical, academic and research experience to this text. This is the definitive textbook on diseases of cattle in Australasia. All of the important diseases of cattle are covered, with particular emphasis on clinical examination, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, lameness, mastitis, and reproductive disorders. The textbook will be an essential reference for cattle practitioners throughout Australia and New Zealand, and will have application where cattle are kept under similar conditions in other countries. The chapter on practical therapeutics for the c1ttle veterinarian will be of great value for veterinary students, and for the young cattle veterinarian to have in the car for reference during on-farm consultations.

Item ID: 15825
Item Type: Book (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-0-9583634-4-7
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 02:16
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070706 Veterinary Medicine @ 100%
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