An Introduction to Animal Husbandry in the Tropics by William J. A. Payne, R. Trevor Wilson

By William J. A. Payne, R. Trevor Wilson

The 5th version of this booklet has been thoroughly revised and taken updated, with a brand new co-author. it's nonetheless the main authoritative and accomplished publication at the improvement and construction of family cattle within the tropics.

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If the horse has had a rece nt vaccination th en there stlOuld be no ris k of th e disease, as the vaccine is highly effective . Where the vaccination history is dubious, either a tetanus toxoid booster vaccination or antiserum {or both) should be administered. Protocol for Best Practice Use of Antibiotics (Figure 37 ) , Is an antibiotic essential? , I 0 No Ve s , 0 S < { Is there justifiable reason for use of a prophylactic antibiot ic? Is t he organism known? -" 0 ~ No Ves , Is sensitivity known?

Cultu re taken direct ly from the drain on rem ova l is often helpful. Placemen t is not always easy, and usua ll y requires a new drainage portal fo r egress of fluid. Drains must be removed at an appropri ate time before any ascending infection can develop. Bandages, Dressings and Dressing Techniques Dressings are used to assist the management of wound s ites , and allow the microcl imate of t he wound to be man ipulated to the benefi t of wo und hea ling. Limb bandages must be applied with a full unde rstan ding of t he loca l anatomy and should take account of t he special requiremen ts for the pa rt icula r wound.

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