This concise instructional guide condenses the most important aspects of large animal handling. It provides a portable, durable, beside-the-animal means of learning, as well as a convenient way to refresh on how to strive for safety and efficacy in animal handling techniques. It is ideal for use during veterinary placements in all settings from farm to laboratory, to riding school. The text covers:

  • Handler safety
  • Animal safety
  • Sanitation
  • Approach and capture
  • Routine handling and release procedures
  • Handling for medical procedures
  • Use and supply sources of restraint equipment

A Companion Website provides additional self-assessment questions and answers to aid learning.

Important reading for undergraduate veterinary students on EMS rotations, as well as practicing veterinarians, technicians, and assistants, the book covers species encountered in farm, equine, and laboratory settings.

chapter 2|23 pages

Large Animal Behaviour

chapter 3|27 pages

Ropes, Knots, and Hitches

chapter 4|78 pages

Horses, Donkeys, and Mules

chapter 5|52 pages


chapter 6|36 pages

Small Ruminants

chapter 7|23 pages


chapter 8|15 pages