Goats are fairly adaptable creatures in the wild but, if kept as pets, or commercially farmed, they rely on their owners not only for food, but also for protection from diseases, injury and predators.
As the title of the book suggests, goat health and welfare are closely linked and it is a truism that 'a fit and healthy goat is a happy and productive goat'.
This is comprehensive and non-technical book covering the following: general goat health, welfare, behaviour and related management issues; principal diseases and abnormalities affecting goats - considers their causes, main diagnostic signs, treatment and prevention; recognizing abnormal behaviour as an early indicator of ill-health; the importance of goat keepers establishing good working relationships with their vets; poisoning and diseases that can be transmitted between goats and man.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 200 pages, 120 b&w photos and diagrams 20 col photos
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/02/2006
- Category: Veterinary medicine: large animals (domestic / farm)
- ISBN: 9781861268242