"I really don't think this book will ever be surpassed as the 'go-to' clinical ruminant reference for undergraduates, recent grads and vets in mixed practice who do not spend the majority of their time with farm animals."

-- Neil Frame, Cert.E.P, Cert.V.A, RCVS Advanced Practitioner (Equine Practice), MRCVS (vet)


Providing veterinary students with a brand-new approach to large animal medicine, this portable textbook first describes the detailed examination of each organ system achievable on the farm using technologies such as rapid ultrasound examination and radiography, illustrated via unique images and video recordings. Key points, images and video recordings then provide the ranked lists of differential diagnoses for common farm animal clinical presentations requested by veterinary students to aid their examination. The repository of over 1000 30-60 second video clips accompanying the book show the clinical presentation, diagnosis, recovery or pathology of all common disorders, accessible on the farm with a smart phone. This repository can be accessed via https://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9780367612702/ ;

Packed with imagery, the text distils the essential information in a logical, easily accessible way, aiding diagnosis. Small and spiral-bound, the book offers a lifeline for veterinary students during their EMS (extra-mural studies) placements.

part 1|21 pages

Veterinary Involvement on Farms

part 2|87 pages

Examination of Organ Systems

part 3|277 pages

Clinical Problems

chapter 3.1|8 pages


chapter 3.3|13 pages

Weakness—Spinal Lesions

chapter 3.4|11 pages

Common Causes of Diarrhoea

chapter 3.8|10 pages

Common Causes of Dystocia

chapter 3.10|23 pages


chapter 3.11|8 pages

Skeletal System/Fractures

chapter 3.12|6 pages

Common Causes of Muscle Lesions

chapter 3.15|11 pages

Poor Growth Rate

chapter 3.19|12 pages

Common Causes of Skin Lesions

chapter 3.22|21 pages

Common Causes of Sudden Death

chapter 3.23|2 pages

Udder Lesions in Cattle