This extensively revised edition of what is the definitive textbook on diseases in cattle in New Zealand and Australia is written from the perspective of the veterinary practitioner encountering the diseases in cattle on a farm. The reader is provided with a detailed outline of the diagnostic methodology based on clinical examination of body systems, with confirmation by ancillary tests and responses to treatment. The principal authors and guest contributors bring a wealth of practical, academic and research experience to this text. It covers all the important diseases of cattle, with particular emphasis on clinical examination, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, lameness, mastitis, and reproductive disorders. The chapter on practical therapeutics for the cattle veterinarian is of great value for veterinary students, and during on-farm consultations.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Timothy Parkinson BVSc, DBR, DipECAR, MEd, PhD, FRCVS is a Registered Specialist (RCVS) in Veterinary Reproduction (cattle and sheep). He has recently retired as the Professor of Farm Animal Reproduction & Health, Institute of veterinary, Animal & Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand. Jos Vermunt DVM (cum laude) BAgSc, MSc, FACVSc is a Registered Veterinary Specialist in cattle medicine and Adjunct Professor in Dairy Cattle Health & Production Veterinary Sciences, James Cook University. Jakob Malmo
AO, BVSc, FACVSc, DVSc (honoris causa) is a Registered Veterinary Specialist in Cattle Medicine and Honorary Senior Fellow, Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne’s Maffra Veterinary Centre. Richard Laven BVSc is
Associate Professor in Bovine Health at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research focus is on disease control and enhancing farm productivity through the conduct of epidemiological studies and the development of diagnostic tests and vaccines. Much of this work has been directed at prevention of salmonellosis in intensive ruminant production systems.