An Outline of Swine Diseases: A Handbook

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Ross P. Cowart
    • Paperback: 191 pages
    • Publisher: ; 2 edition (January 28, 2002)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0813828988
    • ISBN-13: 978-0813828985

Editorial Reviews
Reviewer: Clifford Fred Shipley, DVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This new book is an outline of common swine diseases and conditions found here in the United States. It also contains a section on the role of the practitioner in the swine industry and a set of relevant drug usage tables.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an outline for veterinary students in swine medicine. It also serves the purpose of review for people studying for boards and for non-swine practitioners. These are worthy objectives; most students will benefit from this outline. The objectives are well met.
Audience: This outline was written primarily for veterinary students, non-swine practitioners, and for people reviewing for boards. This book hits the target audience squarely, in my judgment. The author is a credible source on the subject matter.
Features: There are no illustrations in the handbook and only limited tables. There are references listed on most pertinent diseases so the reader can readily access more in-depth information. The table of contents and index are both adequate. The book is a pleasant-looking softcover that will easily fit on a bookshelf or in a bookbag or backpack.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for most veterinary students that would serve them well as they study swine medicine. For the serious swine veterinarian, this outline will probably be a disappointment, but occasional swine doctors or those reviewing for boards will probably be happy with this text.
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