Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats

Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats
Managing, Breeding, Marketing
By Maggie Sayer
Goat meat production is the fastest growing segment of U.S. agriculture, and an estimated 70 percent of all meat consumed globally is from goats. Storey’s Guide to Raising Meat Goats is the essential reference on raising, caring for, and marketing meat goats. This updated edition gives caprine producers the vital information they need to start a meat-goat business or expand their current operation.

Raising Goats Naturally

Raising Goats Naturally
The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat and More
By Deborah Nieman
Complete self-sufficiency may seem out of reach, but for more and more of us, increasing our self-reliance as much as possible is the order of the day. Incorporating dairy goats as the centerpiece of a diversified homestead can be the key to achieving this goal, and Raising Goats Naturally will show you how.By working with nature, you can raise dairy goats and produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fertilizer, leather, fiber, and soap—all without relying on drugs or following the factory farm model. By observing your own animals closely and educating yourself about their specific needs, you can create an individualized plan for keeping them healthy and maximizing their productivity. This unique, fully-illustrated guide will teach you to help your herd thrive with: breed-specific descriptions to help you choose the right goats for your goals and lifestyledetailed information on housing, fencing, breeding, health, milking, and nutrition complete recipes and instructions for making your own cheese, dairy products, and soap, as well as cooking with goat meat.Packed with personal experiences backed up by expert veterinary advice and scientific studies, Raising Goats Naturally brings together a wealth of practical information on raising goats for the love of it and using their milk and meat to become more self-reliant.

Principles of Veterinary Parasitology

Principles of Veterinary Parasitology
1st Edition
By Dennis Jacobs, Mark Fox, Lynda Gibbons, Carlos Hermosilla
Principles of Veterinary Parasitology is a student-friendly introduction to veterinary parasitology. Written primarily to meet the immediate needs of veterinary students, this textbook outlines the essential parasitological knowledge needed to underpin clinical practice. Conceptual relationships between parasitic organisms, their biology and the diseases they cause are clearly illustrated. Help boxes and practical tips are included throughout alongside a wealth of colour photographs, drawings and life-cycle diagrams. Organised taxonomically with additional host-orientated chapters and focussing on parasites that commonly cause animal or zoonotic disease, welfare problems or economic losses, students worldwide will benefit from this straightforward and easy to comprehend introduction to veterinary parasitology.
Key features include:
  • An easy to navigate textbook, providing information essential for clinical studies
  • Full colour throughout, with photographs, diagrams, life-cycles and help boxes for visual learners
  • A companion website including a pronunciation guide, self-assessment questions and further reading lists.

Veterinary Parasitology

Veterinary Parasitology
4th Edition
By M.A. Taylor, R.L. Coop, R.L. Wall
Is widely considered to be the definitive veterinary parasitology reference for practitioners and students alike. The 4th Edition has been developed and enhanced into a two-part reference to reflect recent advances in the field, modern teaching practice, and updated parasite taxonomic classification systems.

  • Greatly expands and revises the systematic sections on helminthology, protozoology and entomology, and descriptions of animal parasites
  • Tailored for those directly involved in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of parasitic diseases of domestic animals
  • Compatible with the diversity of current parasitology teaching modules-both for teaching parasite systematics and diseases on a host-organ basis
  • Offers the most detailed parasite descriptions available today for teachers, research groups, veterinarians in practice and in government service, and others involved in aspects of parasitic disease 

Exotic Animal Medicine

Exotic Animal Medicine
A Quick Reference Guide
By Jepson, Lance
2nd Edition
Exotic pets are more popular than ever before, so make sure you are ready to care for everything from rats to songbirds with Exotic Animal Medicine: A Quick Reference Guide, 2nd Edition. Expanded with three all new chapters and updated content, this new edition provides the key points on differential diagnoses and diagnostics, along with background information on a wide variety of exotic pets, to veterinary practitioners who may or may not have experience treating them. Its practical quick-reference outline format makes it easy for you to see the conditions likely to be encountered within a species; develop a potential differential diagnosis list quickly; initiate an investigational plan; and view treatment regimens.
Covers the most commonly encountered exotic species in one text, making it a succinct and practical clinician’s guide to diagnosing and treating a wide variety of exotic pets.
Expert advice on diagnostic approaches, clinical techniques, anesthetic protocols, and treatment regimens offers an invaluable source of useful clinically applicable material.
Organization of chapters by species and clinical signs enables you to access information easily and efficiently.
User-friendly outline format allows the guide to act as a quick reference in the clinical setting.
NEW! All new chapters on marmosets and tamarins, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders provide up-to-date coverage of exotic species you may encounter in the clinic.
NEW! Thoroughly updated and expanded coverage of exotic species and the problems that may plague them helps you develop a potential differential diagnosis list quickly and seek appropriate care for exotic animals, such as: ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, pet rats, hamsters and other small rodents; parrots, budgerigars and related species, canaries, finches, toucans; lizards, snakes, tortoises and turtles, frogs, salamanders; pond fish, tropical freshwater fish and tropical marine fish.