All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot PDF

By James Herriot

ISBN-10: 0312330855

ISBN-13: 9780312330859

The vintage multimillion reproduction bestseller

Delve into the mystical, unforgettable global of James Herriot, the world's so much cherished veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, humorous, and tragic animal patients.
For over thirty years, generations of readers have delighted to Herriot's fabulous stories, deep love of existence, and outstanding storytelling skills. for many years, Herriot roamed the distant, appealing Yorkshire Dales, treating each sufferer that got here his approach from smallest to biggest, and staring at animals and people alike together with his willing, loving eye.

In All Creatures nice and Small, we meet the younger Herriot as he's taking up his calling and discovers that the realities of veterinary perform in rural Yorkshire are very assorted from the sterile surroundings of veterinary college. From taking good care of his sufferers within the depths of iciness at the remotest homesteads to facing uncooperative proprietors and significantly ailing animals, Herriot discovers the wondrous kind and endless demanding situations of veterinary perform as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal international shine forth.

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Dorsal displacement of the soft palate may occur, especially after resection of the aryteno-epiglottic fold. This is most likely to occur if dorsal displacement of the soft palate was observed prior to surgery, or if the epiglottis is hypoplastic or deformed. 63 i. Strangles. ii. Infection by Streptococcus equi subspecies equi. The diagnosis is usually based on the characteristic clinical signs, but may be confirmed by culture of the organism from swabs taken from the nasal cavity or from a lymph node abscess.

Iii. How would you treat this foal? 54 55 An eight-year-old Quarterhorse (55) was examined for acute onset of head tilt to the left, muzzle pulled to the right and difficulty maintaining balance, which rapidly led to recumbency and torticollis. The horse was apprehensive but appeared bright and alert, eating even while recumbent. i. What is the most likely neuroanatomic location of the disease? ii. What diagnostic procedures would you like to perform? 55 47 53–55: Answers 53 i. A portion of the tricuspid valve everting into the right atrium, indicating rupture of a chorda tendinae of the tricuspid valve.

Ii. What treatment should be offered? 59 60 The ‘curbed’ appearance of the hocks of the premature foal shown in 60 is an indication of what clinical problem? 60 61 A group of 6–12-month-old foals are affected by a cough, mucopurulent nasal discharge, mild pyrexia and slight enlargement of the submandibular lymph nodes (61). i. What is the most likely cause of these animals’ disease? ii. How would you achieve a specific diagnosis? iii. What treatments would you use? 61 51 59–61: Answers 59 i. The donkey has hyperlipaemia syndrome.

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