Large Animal Medicine and Nursing for Veterinary Technicians

Jennifer Serling, CVT, BVSc

This practical textbook is a unique and comprehensive resource that focuses on the challenges of large animal medicine and nursing. The text engages students and gives them the necessary material to fully grasp the concepts, which are illustrated in full color.

Outstanding Features:

  • Full-color images of large animal and production animal breeds, including: equine, bovine, camelid, goat, sheep, swine, and poultry.
  • Each chapter begins with a case study to help students apply concepts to a real-life scenario and ends with case study questions to reinforce what they have learned.
  • Disease and parasite information specific to each species.
  • Tips for Techs listed throughout the textbook that discuss interesting facts or helpful tips to implement in large animal practice.
  • Learning Objectives and Review Questions included in each chapter to ensure student retention and comprehension.
  • Drug Formularies and Vaccine Schedules listed for all large animal species.
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Large Animal Medicine
  2. Introduction to Restraint
  3. Equine Breeds
  4. Equine Management, Husbandry, and Restraint
  5. Equine Clinical Procedures and Nursing
  6. Equine Diseases
  7. Bovine Breeds
  8. Bovine Management, Husbandry, and Restraint
  9. Bovine Clinical Procedures and Nursing
  10. Bovine Diseases
  11. Sheep and Goat Breeds
  12. Sheep and Goat Management, Husbandry, and Restraint
  13. Sheep and Goat Clinical Procedures and Nursing
  14. Sheep and Goat Diseases
  15. Camelid Breeds, Management, Husbandry, and Restraint
  16. Camelid Clinical Procedures and Nursing
  17. Camelid Diseases
  18. Porcine Breeds
  19. Porcine Management, Husbandry, and Restraint
  20. Porcine Clinical Procedures and Nursing
  21. Porcine Diseases
  22. Poultry: Breeds, Restraint, and Diseases
  23. Appendix 1: Drug Formularies
  24. Appendix 2: Vaccine Schedules
  25. Appendix 3: Glossary
  26. Appendix 4: Bibliography and Webliography
  27. Appendix 5: Index

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About the Author

Jennifer Serling has been a credentialed veterinary technician since 1992.  Her specialty is in large animal nursing however her vast experience encompasses all facets of veterinary medicine. She has been a veterinary technician educator since 2007. Jennifer has a bachelor’s in veterinary science from the University of Arizona and an associate of science from Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Program. She was the program director for a veterinary technician school in Tucson Arizona for 11 years prior to joining the Appalachian State University Veterinary Technology program as it’s Assistant Director. Jennifer has written two veterinary technician textbooks for Bluedoor Publishing on pharmacology and large animal medicine and nursing and contributed to several others. In addition to teaching and writing, she is a firm believer in giving back to the community and serves on the board of directors for three animal welfare and rescue groups as well as donating her time to several veterinary charity events throughout the year. Her passion is large animals and she absolutely loves sharing that excitement with her students. Jennifer is a nationally known speaker delivering engaging talks on large animal medicine as well as veterinary technology education. Jennifer is the current President for the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE). She is also a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Specialists in Education (AVTSE) and holds the advanced certification of VTES (Veterinary Technician Education Specialist). Jennifer currently resides in Tucson Arizona with her dog and cat as well as two grown human boys.

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