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Dealing with backyard poultry

21 February 2020

Reviewed by exotics and companion animal vet Fabian Rivers.

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Looking after the health of pigs

21 February 2020

This is a highly visual book with a huge range of pictures and diagrams that are relevant to pig health. It also comes with access to audio and video e-resources, which are referenced throughout.

The book has a logical layout, beginning with the clinical examination before going through disorders of specific systems, such as digestive and locomotor issues. The relationship between disease and productivity is well explored; for example in Chapter 3, where the effects of lung lesions on feed conversion and growth rates are discussed. Moving through the body systems, the book gives detailed protocols for investigation and control of disease; as well as descriptions of the most common diseases seen on farms.

Pig medicine is often complicated by environmental effects, and the chapter on environmental medicine is particularly useful. This covers aspects of temperature and ventilation through to observing pig behaviour. The book also covers basic nutrition...

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James Michael Evans

21 February 2020

After working in a successful small animal practice, he joined the pharmaceutical industry. He became an author of books for pet owners and the profession, and set up the Pet Health Counsellor programme.

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Henry Winton Pfaff

21 February 2020

A much-loved small animal practitioner in Glasgow, he was a character and a real advocate for animals – it was he that brought contagious leukaemia in cats to the attention of researchers at the vet school.

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