Practical and easy to use, The Goatkeeper’s Veterinary Book has served as the standard veterinary reference work for a full generation of goatkeepers. The emphasis of the book is preventive care. It covers: the principles of health and management; problems of kids; diseases of housed goats; problems associated with feeding, grazing, breeding, pregnancy and birth; disorders of milking goats; other conditions, accidents, emergencies and poisoning.
The author has completely revised his book for the Fourth Edition, paying particular attention to recent developments in our understanding of gut worm resistance to medicines, the increased prevalence of Caseous lymphadenitis and changes to scrapie controls in the EU. Topics such as farm biosecurity and herd health plans have been added and the section on notifiable diseases expanded to make this a more comprehensive book on all aspects of goat disease. He also includes many new colour photographs (for the first time integrated with the text).
“In my opinion this is THE standard veterinary reference book for all goatkeepers … an absolute must for every goatkeeper’s bookshelf!” Smallholder magazine, June 2007.