Veterinary Treatment of Llamas and Alpacas Edition 2
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.