As textbooks go, this is one of the few that I may actually choose to read in a spare moment, not just when madly researching what could possibly be the problem when I get called to a goat farm. It contains interesting information on the background of goat farming, goat behaviour, nutrition and husbandry in the introductory section... This hardback, logically presented book will live on a handy shelf to be used on a regular basis.

- Pam Brown, mixed practice vet at Alnorthumbria Vets, Wooler, in Veterinary Record, 27 April 2019


Key features:

  • Covers both goat medicine and surgery
  • Covers basic anatomy, commons breeds and husbandry
  • Includes new and emerging diseases

    Goats are one of the most widely kept domestic animals globally, mainly as a result of the relative ease with which they can be kept and the obvious benefits provided to those who keep them. Goat Medicine and Surgery describes the key diseases that can have an impact on goat health and welfare worldwide, providing information on diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, management and control.  


    • Covers basic anatomy, common breeds and husbandry.
    • Divided into chapters covering each body system
    • Offers the common differential diagnoses, followed by the specific diagnosis and recommended treatments
    • Covers a wide range of disorders, including new and emerging diseases


    Modern goat keeping gives us a full spectrum of activity from nomadic tribes moving with their animals, to the range-keeping in Australia, to units fattening goat kids for meat and to intensive goat dairy production systems.  Alongside these production systems are those in which goats are kept in small numbers as a hobby, as pets and at public attractions. This book deals with the diseases and challenges impacting all kinds of goats and their owners. It will be invaluable to veterinarians in practice and training, animal scientists and agricultural advisors, as well as scientists interested in animal welfare.

    chapter |20 pages


    chapter |39 pages

    Reproductive System

    chapter |24 pages

    Pregnancy and Parturition

    chapter |23 pages


    chapter |55 pages

    Digestive Tract and Abdomen

    chapter |13 pages

    Respiratory System

    chapter |20 pages

    Nervous System Disorders

    chapter |11 pages

    Urinary Tract Disease

    chapter |21 pages

    Skin Diseases

    chapter |14 pages

    Mammary Gland Disorders

    chapter |14 pages

    Sensory Organ Disease

    chapter |6 pages

    Metabolic Disorders

    chapter |8 pages

    Trace Element and Vitamin Disorders

    chapter |9 pages

    Poisoning and Toxicities

    chapter |9 pages

    Exotic and Emerging Diseases

    chapter |14 pages

    Anaesthesia, Fluid Therapy, Euthanasia

    chapter |6 pages

    Post-Mortem Examination and Sampling