Clinical Examination of Farm Animals
by Peter Jackson and Peter Cockcroft
Edition: 1st., 2002
Clinical examination is a fundamental part of the process of veterinary diagnosis. It provides the veterinarian with the information required to determine the disease or diseases producing the clinical abnormalities. In addition, the information derived from the clinical examination should assist the veterinarian in determining the severity of the pathophysiological processes present. Without a proficient
clinical examination and an accurate diagnosis it is unlikely that the treatment, control, prognosis and
welfare of animals will be optimised.