Veterinary Treatment of Llamas and Alpacas Edition 2

August 2023
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  • Published
    15th August 2023
  • ISBN 9781800623552
  • Language English
  • Pages 264 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"

Llamas and alpacas are a globally expanding area of interest in the farming world, and in the UK alone now number over 50,000. As such, there is an urgent need to provide up-to-date, specific information on these animals. Kept as pets, stud animals, livestock guardians, and farmed for fiber and meat, national herds continue to grow and are an increasingly frequent presentation for large animal vets. This book provides practical, everyday veterinary advice on common conditions and surgical procedures. This new edition:

  • Covers basic husbandry, nutrition, examination, vaccines, analgesia, anaesthesia, dermatology, and poisons;
  • Expands on previous zoonotic disease coverage, as well as other key issues such as biosecurity, handling, and management of these animals;
  • Updates advice throughout, including changes to legislation and advances in new treatments, surgical techniques, and medicines.
With medical and surgical options arranged by body system for easy reference, this book is an important tool for any veterinarian to have at their disposal. It also provides an approachable and practical resource for students of veterinary medicine and animal production.

Graham R. Duncanson

Graham R. Duncanson is a farmer's son who qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1966 at Bristol University. He spent eight years working in Kenya before returning to the UK, and has been a general practitioner in Norfolk ever since. He is a passionate traveller and has taught and worked throughout the world. He has completed a doctorate on an investigation of the difficulties faced by practitioner researchers in publication, and is a regular writer in veterinary journals and other publications. He is currently an Equine and Farm Animal Practitioner at Westover Veterinary Centre, UK.

veterinary medicine; veterinary surgery; llamas; alpacas; camelids; camelid medicine; camelid nutrition; camelid diseases; camelid surgery; zoonoses; zoonotic diseases; camelid welfare; veterinary practice