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Farm Animal Anesthesia: Cattle, Small Ruminants, Camelids and Pigs
Farm animal anaesthesia
  1. Oliver J. E. Hodgkinson

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Edited by HuiChu Lin and Paul Walz
296 pages, paperback, £66.95.
Wiley-Blackwell. 2014.
ISBN 978 1 118 47435 8

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CLUNK . . . as the llama's testicles fell into the metal bucket, the surgeon marvelled at what a successful anaesthesia had just taken place. Was it the llama lullaby that had allowed such a well maintained anaesthesia, he wondered. As he looked over at his veterinary assistant who was calmly monitoring the patient he realised the secret of her success: a copy of ‘Farm Animal Anesthesia. Cattle, Small Ruminants, Camelids and Pigs’, edited by HuiChu Lin and Paul Walz, was open at the chapter on injectable anaesthetics and field anaesthesia.

This book is an excellent encyclopaedia of all things required for a safe and well- balanced anaesthesia for food-producing animals. A quote from the book that I …

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