By Graham R. Duncanson
Small animal veterinarians are more and more taking over caseloads that come with cattle, with circumstances being offered by way of neighborhood pastime farmers, smallholders, and novelty puppy vendors. spotting this development, this ebook presents a brief reference consultant for small-animal knowledgeable veterinarians within the fundamentals of surgical procedure and remedy of livestock. well known animals corresponding to livestock, sheep, goats, camelids and yard chook are lined, and easy innovations equivalent to anaesthesia, scientific exam options, breeding, surgical procedure and euthanasia are mentioned. The booklet is an important source for working towards small animal veterinarians, veterinary and animal administration scholars, for carrying on with expert improvement and as a refresher advisor.
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The causal organism is Actinomyces bovis. Treatment with streptomycin daily should be continued for a minimum of 2 weeks. See the under ‘Diseases of the Integument’, ‘Bacterial skin diseases’ for more information. 30 Chapter 3 Calf diphtheria This is an infection of the oral cavity caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. The main sign is excess salivation with only a transient illness. It may develop into hard golfball-sized abscesses in the head region. Treatment will require these to be lanced, and antibiotics – normally a mixture of penicillin and streptomycin – to be injected im for 3 days.
Oxycare 20% LA: oxytetracycline 200 mg/ml; 1 ml/10 kg im as a single injection. Meat withhold 9 days. Milk withhold 7 days. Oxytetrin 20 LA: oxytetracycline 200 mg/ml; 1 ml/10 kg im as a single injection. Meat withhold 28 days. Not to be used in sheep producing milk for human consumption. Pen & Strep: procaine penicillin 200 mg/ml + dihydrostreptomycin 250 mg/ml; 1 ml/25 kg im daily. Meat withhold 31 days. Not to be used in sheep producing milk for human consumption. Penacare: procaine benzylpenicillin 300 mg/ml; 1 ml/30 kg im daily.
Meat withhold 16 days. Betamox LA: amoxicillin 150 mg/ml; 1 ml/10 kg im every 2 days. Meat withhold 16 days. Cefenil 50 mg/ml Powder and Solvent Solution for Injection for Cattle and Pigs: ceftiofur 1 g/20 ml; 1 ml/50 kg im daily. Meat withhold 2 days. Ceftiocyl 50 mg/ml: ceftiofur 50 mg/ml; 1 ml/16 kg im daily. Meat withhold 6 days. Cevaxel: ceftiofur 50 mg/ml; 1 ml/16 kg im daily. Meat withhold 5 days. Clamoxyl Ready-to-use Injection: amoxicillin 150 mg/ml; 1 ml/20 kg im daily. Meat withhold 47 days.