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Veterinary Clinical Procedures in Large Animal Practices, 2nd Edition

  • Jody Rockett, DVM
  • Susanna Bosted, DVM
  • ISBN-10: 1285424638
  • ISBN-13: 9781285424637
  • 672 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

Delivering clear and concise step-by-step instructions, VETERINARY CLINICAL PROCEDURES IN LARGE ANIMAL PRACTICE, 2e thoroughly addresses the most common clinical procedures performed on horses, cattle, sheep, llamas, goats, and pigs in large animal veterinary practice. Every procedure includes a stated purpose, a review of potential complications, a checklist of the equipment required, and step-by-step descriptions with corresponding rationale that not only explains what needs to be done, but why each action will lead toward a successful outcome for the patient. With the new inclusion of clinical procedures for sheep and the addition of current information related to each large animal considered, this edition seeks to fully prepare aspiring veterinary technicians and DVMs for the field.


  • Facilitates learning by offering a procedural approach that clearly and concisely explains techniques utilized in the field.

  • Speaks to a wide range of learner abilities; covering basic procedures like haltering horses or cleaning stalls to advanced procedures such as IV catheters, nasogastric intubation, biopsy and abdominocentesis.

  • Explains the purpose of each technique to help learners understand how to accomplish a successful outcome for the patient.

  • Prepares learners with the tools required to successfully complete procedures, including equipment lists and a review of potential complications.

  • Offers reference materials in the Appendices that provide standard stats, husbandry information, vaccination requirements, and common terminology utilized in the field.

About the Author

Jody Rockett, DVM

Following several years as an associate veterinarian in mixed animal practice, Jody Rockett, DVM, founded the Veterinary Technology program at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI). She currently directs the program at CSI. A past president of the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Rockett serves on the Idaho Board of Veterinary Medicine. She was named Idaho Veterinarian of the Year in 2010. Also the author of PATIENT ASSESSMENT, DOCUMENTATION AND INTERVENTION FOR THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN, Dr. Rockett has presented at conferences throughout the United States and Europe, including the Association for Veterinary Technician Educators, VETTNET (Paris), Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference, and the Jackson Hole Veterinary Rendezvous. She received her bachelor's degree in microbiology from the University of Wyoming and attended the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.

Susanna Bosted, DVM

Susanna Bosted, DVM, has owned her own mixed animal practice for 25 years and previously served as a clinical instructor at the College of Southern Idaho. A past president of the Idaho Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Bosted is a current member of the Idaho Veterinary Emergency Response Team. She has a Bachelor of Science in microbiology from the University of Idaho and received her DVM at Washington State University.

Table of Contents

1. Ropes and Knots.
2. Restraint Tools and Techniques.
3. Grooming and Stall Maintenance.
4. Physical Examination.
5. Sample Collection.
6. Clinical Procedures.
7. Neonatal Clinical Procedures.
8. Surgical Preparations.
9. Selected Lower Limb Radiographic Procedures.
10. Anesthetic.

New to this edition

  • New detailed procedures related to the care of sheep and current information on each animal keeps learners apprised of the latest techniques in large animal practice.
  • Expanded coverage on handling dairy cattle during physical examination includes a new step-by-step explanation for operating a stanchion.
  • Extended coverage of sample collection includes a new step-by-step explanation on urethal catherization of the goat for the purposes of urinalysis.
  • Current information related to horses includes a new detailed explanation for microchip (RFID) implanation for clients who prefer a permanent, positive method of identification.
  • Additional full-color photos define and clarify procedures while depicting current equipment and techniques utilized in the field.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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