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I am looking to find the best goat vetting book I can get my mitts on. I looked at Goat Medicine, which is fetching a monstrous sum of $80, and then I found a couple of used copies of that and a book called Sheep and Goat medicine by the same folks. The Sheep and Goat medicine book is a great number more in the page category, but I am wondering if it contains all the same info. Does anyone know? BTW, it's also $20 less which is obviously why I am asking! Thanks!!!

-- Doren (animalwaitress@yahoo.com), January 24, 2002


Goat Medicine bar none is worth every cent you spend on it. Not only for the text, but also for the bibliography. All are tests in which you can write into the Universities and get copies of. Everything is referenced, is all about goat studies, we all know how sheep are really not good studies for our goats. Yes it is a little technical, but once you are through the basic books, and all the info on the internet, Goat Medicine is the best. The second best 'book' is to down load saanendoah.com and the other sites like Joyces and use them as your handbook. Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (vickilonesomedoe@hotmail.com), January 24, 2002.

Hi Doren, I agree with Vicki that GOAT MEDICINE is probably about the best goat reference book one could have... but I now have SHEEP & GOAT MEDICINE as well - it just came out (Copyright 2002)...it's good too...there are many subjects already covered in Goat Med., but there are some other interesting topics, more pictures, and a bit more "layman- oriented" language in this one that I like...It (S&GMed) has suggested dosages on commonly used drugs, for example. I also like that fact that there are 24 DVM's as contributors in this book...very comprehensive! Anyway...I am one of those folks who spends a ton on reference/resource materials...probably have 40 vet books on ruminants for some of my writing (yikes!)...but they've all come in handy at one time or another :) Patty Prairie Oak Miniatures http://www.minifarm.com/prairie_oak http://groups.yahoo.com/group.Littlegoats moderator

-- Patty Putnam (WI) (littlegoats@wi.rr.com), January 24, 2002.

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