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PREFACE We have ventured to write this textbook with the hope o f providing useful inform ation to veterinarians engaged in surgery o f dom esticated rum inants. A lthough w ritten prim arily for students and veterinarians o f developing countries yet veterinarians o f other countries can use it as a reference source. The nature o f clinical practice in m ost A sian countries differs from that o f other countries. A part from cattle, sheep and goats the w ater buffalo and cam el are other livestock species encountered in day to day practice o f veterinarians. T he aim o f this book is to provide inform ation relevant to these species. W ith the overall advances in anim al sciences, veterinary surgery has not rem ained m erely an application o f scalpel. Physiological im plications influence the skill and clinical endeavours o f a surgeon. A lot of d ifferences exist in the physiology o f m onogastric anim als and rum inants. In order to provide an effective treatm ent, a surgeon m ust understand the pathophysiological changes that may be involved. Students and veterinariaas o f developing countries fail to acquire books on various subjects required for an integrated know ledge and surgery o f rum inants. Hence inform ation on body fluids and fluid therapy, antim icrobial therapy, physiotherapy, electrocardiography, neoplasm s and diagnostic radiology has also been included in this book. A natom ical considerations have been included, w herever necessary. A num ber o f illustrations and pho tographs have been incorporated to make the text more meaningful. Illustrations are the handiw ork o f professional colleagues and undergraduate students. Since the photographs were collected from various sources, som e o f these may not be o f good quality. The text is based on the inform ation available in the accessible literature and experience o f the contributors and editors. R eferences are listed at the end o f each section or chapter. It w as not easy to trace the trend or incidence o f the surgical diseases o f the cam el because o f lack o f reports from field veterinarians. M ost reports in the literature originate from teaching institutes where only a sm all population o f cam els is able to reach for treatm ent. T herefore, apart from screening the data available in the literature and at Haryana A gricultural U niversity, one o f us Jit Singh travelled through a great stretch o f cam el belt o f R ajasthan India to gather inform ation from cam el-m en and field veterinarians. The inform ation gathered has been distributed to various chapters. W ith nearly 40 contributors solicited from various regions of India Dr. A rnold w as kind enough to respond from the U .S.A . , it has not been an easy task to com pile the text and to incorporate support m aterial, specially as a first attem pt. We are conscious o f our lim itations and chances do exist for a num ber o f errors and om issions. Yet efforts w ere made to avoid duplications and to m aintain clarity. To revise the book in the future and to m ake it more useful, a feedback by the readers is very important. We solicit the readers to address their valuable suggestions to Jit Singh.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS It would have been im possible to write a book o f this nature only with the efforts o f the editors and contributors There w ere many others who worked at odd hours to make this book a reality. It is our privilege to acknow ledge the selfless and sincere cooperation extended by all such persons. Mere w ords will never be sufficient and so it is only a listing and not exposition o f the extent o f our feelings. W e thank Dr. Trilok Nanda, Dr. Rama Kumar, Dr. A m resh Kumar, Dr. N avneet, Dr. R ajinder Singh and Dr. S.S. M arudw ar for help and cooperation. We appreciate the efforts o f postgraduate and undergraduate students o f the College o f V eterinary Sciences o f H.A.U., especially E.L. Chandrasekhar, Y oginder Sangw an, M adhur, Shalu Verma and Sajjan Singh. The editors o f various journals and a num ber of publishers allowed reproduction o f figures. These include A gri Bovine Practice, A m erican Journal o f Veterinary Research, A ustralian V eterinary Journal, British V eterinary Journal, Indian Journal o f Animal Sciences, Indian Veterinary Journal, Journal o f the A m erican V eterinary M edical Association, Journal of Veterinary M edicine, M odern V eterinary Practice, V eterinary M edicine, V eterinary Record, V eterinary Radiology Paul Parey, Berlin W .B. Saunders Co Philadelphia M osby Y earbook Inc. St. Louis Veterinary Practice Publishing Co, California A m erican V eterinary Publica