Medicine and Surgery of South American Camelids: Llama, Alpaca, Vicuna, Guanaco

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The finest of the few books on medical care of South American camelids–and the only comprehensive account of the subject–this volume appears here in a new edition expanded to include new topics and some reference to Old World camels, along with llamas, alpacas, vicunas, and guanacos. Here, in updated and augmented form, is the premier text on South American camelids, covering biology, nutrition, management, care and handling, diseases, neonatal care and development, toxicology, congenital and hereditary conditions, and pertinent information about various body systems. It also contains basic information about anatomy and physiology and relates that information to more complex systems and clinical procedures.

Revised by the original author, a recognised expert in the field, this edition includes additional material on nutrition and forage grasses.

As South American camelids become ever more common in zoos, farms, and fields, and the problems of their health and maintenance become ever more pressing, this book will prove an essential tool for veterinary and zoo practitioners and researchers. Owners and breeders may also find it useful.

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A historically significant, worthy contribution to the veterinary literature. Any clinician who anticipates practice with South American camelids would benefit from having this book in his or her library. –– Charles J. Sedgwick, Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association


Not just for llama veterinarians but also for the practitioner and zoo veterinarian, tne book offers valuable advice as to the treatment of these unique animals and will be indispensable for anyone involved in South American camelid medicine. A Rubel Zurich, Switzerland, Journal of Veterinary Medicine, Series A


For veterinarians in English–speaking countries these camelids have posed a major problem, as the limited literature on these animals has been largely published in Spanish. Murray Fowler has bridged this gap magnificently T. J. Bergin, Australian Veterinary Journal


Truly a labor of love. There is no comparable book available today. LaRue W. Johnson, DVM, PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University

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Medicine and Surgery of South American Camelids, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive camelids (llamas, alpacas, vicunas, and guanacos). It covers camelid biology, toxicology, diseases, congenital and hereditary conditions, and neonatal development, as well as management, nutrition, and care and handling, Basic information on anatomy and physiology is integrated into explanations of body systems and clinical procedures. This substantially updated and expanded second edition features: Two new chapters: Conformation and Gaits, and Disaster and Emergency Management A new chapter on reproduction, co–authored with Dr. P. Walter Bravo Additional information on nutrition and forage grasses More comparative data on Old World camels The incorporation of research conducted over the past 10 years More than 750 illustrations and tables 2300 references to world literature

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