Providing veterinary students with a brand-new approach to large animal medicine, this portable textbook first describes the detailed examination of each organ system achievable on the farm using technologies such as rapid ultrasound examination and radiography, illustrated via unique images and video recordings. Key points, images and video recordings then provide the ranked lists of differential diagnoses for common farm animal clinical presentations requested by veterinary students to aid their examination. The repository of over 200 30-60 second video clips accompanying the book show the clinical presentation, diagnosis, recovery or pathology of all common disorders, accessible on the farm with a smart phone

Packed with imagery, the text distils the essential information in a logical, easily accessible way, aiding diagnosis. Small and spiral-bound, the book offers a lifeline for veterinary students during their EMS (extra-mural studies) placements.

This book is what the veterinary student dreams of having, and yet no one has produced it - before now!

Chelsie Bailey, BSc Veterinary student, University of Bristol, and MSc Animal Behaviour & Welfare Science

This book represents a detailed and innovative way to learn important livestock diseases. The ultrasound sections will be extremely beneficial to students, especially the inclusion of information regarding how to use the scanner appropriately, as well as details of normal ultrasonographic findings. Having the photographs of the ultrasound scans alongside the gross pathology also helps to make connections between the two and allows for better understanding. The videos highlighting clinical presentation and diagnostics will really help students cement their understanding of the diseases and will be useful as an aid on clinical placements and thereafter.

Kayleigh Hanlon, Final Year Veterinary Student, University of Surrey, and BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science

This is a vital contribution to clinical understanding of veterinary work with ruminants, as well as reminding all of us of the part we can play every single day in terms of improving welfare. Even this week it has altered how an old set-in-my-ways practitioner thinks about things. The book is a readily available 'how to' on-the-spot guide: a new way of increasing understanding of how to actually function in veterinary practice for younger graduates, who are often cast into their first job with little experience. The wealth of videos and photos are the result of the recording of an enormous spectrum of conditions over a lifetime of work, and will be a life-saver for many.

Neil Frame, Cert.E.P, Cert.V.A, RCVS Advanced Practitioner (Equine Practice), MRCVS (vet)