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We value growth in knowledge and experience and have published books with small farmers in mind. These are resources that you can use in your ministry as a livestock program support. These books are an excellent gift for an overseas host, a manual to accompany a training or an easy to read reference on animal husbandry.

General

Disease_and_parasite_prevention_small.pngDisease and Parasite Prevention in Farm Animals: Ten Major Steps

"Why do our farm animals get sick and how can we keep them healthy?" This is a question veterinarians and other specialists who work with small farmers hear frequently. Most of these farmers work very hard, giving time, effort, and loving care to their animals in the hope that their farm will be more productive. Yet very often their animals and poultry are much less healthy and productive than they could be. In this small book are suggestions for raising healthier animals on small farms. While not all of these methods will apply in every area or situation, much of the information can be of help on most farms. If these principles are applied, livestock health and farm efficiency will improve. Available in English only. $6 OR Click here to download a free electronic copy.

Drugs_and_their_usage_small.pngDrugs and Their Usage

Making the correct diagnosis is the most important part of treating an animal or flock, but this can often be a complicated and difficult task. This book is designed to aid the veterinarian and the veterinary technician in making knowledgeable and well-thought-out decisions for the treatment of animals. All the details about medicines and dosages cannot be remembered, thus everyone needs a reference book to look up important information. The book starts with a section on animal restraint, followed by how to determine dosages and monitor the patient. Then it covers the medicine cabinet and methods of administration. Only then comes the drug formulary, followed by sections on vaccines, control of ectoparasites, tranquilizers and sedatives. This book contains vital information to those administering veterinary drugs. 266 pages - available in English only. $15


Slaughter_And_Preservation_of_meat_small.pngSlaughter and the Preservation of Meat

This book seeks to provide basic information concerning slaughter, processing and preserving meat for small farmers and agricultural workers. The topics discussed are sanitation, pre-slaughter conditions and post-slaughter conditions. It includes techniques for beef, pigs, sheep & goats, poultry, and small animals such as rabbits. Other topics include preservation, storage, plans for a simple slaughter facility and for small to medium plants. The final section on small to medium plants is a reference for people that continue to expand the number of animals they slaughter and process. Proper methods for preparation of meat for human consumption are important to maintain proper human health. 170 pages - available in English only. $15

Effective_Livestock_small.pngEffective Livestock Care, Volume 1

This DVD series is available in English/Spanish. Effective Livestock Care, Volume 1 covers essential topics out of “Where There is no Animal Doctor” in 13 bi-lingual sessions taught by Dr. Peter Quesenberry, along with his colleagues Dr. Fred Gardener and Dr. Jean Reed. This is a 6-7 DVD set with over 10 hours of instruction.  $75
We recommend also purchasing the accompanying book "Where There is No Animal Doctor" in either English or Spanish (listed below).

Learning_Together_small.pngLearning Together: The Agricultural Worker's Participatory Sourcebook

This book was designed for any agricultural or livestock worker who is or will be training farmers. It is for people designing training programs, and for farmers and professionals who are trainers. This book contains many practical tools for training in an agricultural or animal husbandry context. 361 pages - available in English only.  $30

Village_Animal_Health_Worker_small.pngVillage Animal Health Worker Training Text and Medicine Guide

(Authored by Animal Health Training and Consultancy Service, Edited by Christian Veterinary Mission)

This material, developed and tested for over 30 years by AHTCS in Nepal, is of value to farmers and those who work with them in many contexts outside Nepal. Through provision of this edition, we hope to make this resource more widely available. This book is intended to accompany a training program for village animal health workers and not to stand alone without participatory, hands-on training. Available in English only. $20

Where_There_Is_No_Animal_Doctor_small.pngWhere There is No Animal Doctor

This amazing manual, covering health and disease conditions for all the major domestic animals in one volume, is written in a simple, easy to understand style, supplemented with many good illustrations. It was developed  to benefit rural people in many areas of the world where livestock play an important role in village life and where there is no veterinarian available. It deals with many different animal health related topics, including disease prevention, recognition, control, and treatment, and the promotion of good animal nutrition. It is hoped that people who use this book will be able to realize which disease conditions they can handle on their own and when to call for help from more experienced animal health workers.   410 pages - available in English, Spanish, and Tamil.  $25

image001.pngHandbook of Animal Health

This amazing manual, covering health and disease conditions for all the major domestic animals in one volume, is written in a simple, easy to understand style, supplemented with many good illustrations. It was developed  to benefit rural people in many areas of the world where livestock play an important role in village life and where there is no veterinarian available. It deals with many different animal health related topics, including disease prevention, recognition, control, and treatment, and the promotion of good animal nutrition. It is hoped that people who use this book will be able to realize which disease conditions they can handle on their own and when to call for help from more experienced animal health workers. 424 pages - available in English or Mandarin Chinese. $25

Zoonoses_small.pngZoonoses

Specific diseases and parasites usually affect animals within the same species. Relatively few cross over to humans; however when this happens, the outcome can be very serious. These diseases that cross over to humans are called Zoonoses. This book is comprised of a series of articles describing a variety of zoonotic conditions and their prevention. The authors write from experience in a very straightforward and practical manner. This book discusses the most important diseases and parasites of animals that affect human health such as Rabies and Tuberculosis and many others. It discusses one disease and parasite from each category as an example of the prevention and/or control measures that apply to the entire group. This is an excellent book for instructors and students at any level, community leaders and health workers and for those visiting new areas for the first time. 128 pages - available in English only. $15

Raising Healthy Animals Series

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Raising Healthy Cattle

Cattle play important role in animal protein production for two reasons; first, the unique ruminant digestive system utilizes forage for food and secondary, much of the world offers marginal grazing systems on land not suitable for crop production. These feedstuffs would not be utilized were it not for the ruminants. 176 pages - available in English only. $15

 

Raising_Healthy_Fish_small.pngRaising Healthy Fish

Aquaculture is a logical choice for protein production for two reasons: it is widely practiced throughout the world and it offers great growth potential. This book is a helpful guide in dealing with fish husbandry practices. It is a practical manual, giving country specific examples and using many illustrations. The species used and the management practices suggested in the book are directed toward subsistence farming situations. Using this book as a guide, adequate protein for a family can be produced in a suitable way. 98 pages - available in English only. $15

Raising_Healthy_Goats_small.pngRaising Healthy Goats
Crianza de Cabras Saludables (Spanish)

Goats are among the earliest animals to be domesticated. Goats are small ruminants who can thrive in areas where larger animals would have more difficulty. The most important goat products are milk, cheese, meat, mohair and leather. This manual is very comprehensive, covering all aspects of goat husbandry. It begins with physiological data on the goat, and continues with an examination checklist. The book covers management, diseases, parasite control and reproduction. It has many illustrations and tables that provide a well-documented and readable resource. This book is also available in Spanish. 156 pages - available in English and Spanish. $15

Raising_Healthy_HoneyBees_small.pngRaising Healthy Honey Bees

Raising Health Honey Bees is a practical guide to constructing equipment, raising honey bees and producing valuable crops of honey and beeswax. This book describes the tools and techniques that can be used by anyone who wants to enrich their lives through beekeeping. These techniques are based upon the use of Top Bar hives, which are simple and inexpensive to construct and easy to maintain. It includes extensive illustrations and diagrams so that all the necessary equipment can be home-made. The book covers European, African and Asian Honey Bees, as well as Giant and Dwarf Honey Bee species. 90 pages - available in English only. $15

Raising_Healthy_Horses_small.pngRaising Healthy Horses

This book has the same information as the first edition, but with some of the language simplified for those who are reading English as a second language. It includes a glossary of terms. It covers all aspects of horse care from selection of healthy equines, to equine first aid and dental care. 250 pages - available in English only. $15

 

Raising_Healthy_Pigs_small.pngRaising Healthy Pigs
Crianza de Cerdos Saludables (Spanish)

This book speaks to the challenges of small farm pig production. The two main themes of malnutrition and parasite control are dealt with in depth, utilizing very practical ideas and methods. The author repeatedly emphasizes the need to deal with these issues if the farmer is to be successful in pig farming. The book has many practical suggestions, and is an excellent primer in pig farming. Originally published in 1984, it is now on its fourth edition. 150 pages - available in English and Spanish. $15

 

Raising_Healthy_Poultry_small.pngRaising Healthy Poultry
Crianza de Aves de Corral Saludables (Spanish)
L’élevage de volailles saines (French)

Poultry products are probably the most universally accepted animal protein sources. Small flocks can be initiated most easily, providing meat and egg protein. This practical manual now includes a comprehensive section on diseases. Also included is an excellent section on duck raising. First published in 1990, and revised in 1994 and 2000. 140 pages - available in English, Spanish, and French. $15

Raising_Healthy_Rabbits_small.pngRaising Healthy Rabbits
Crianza De Conejos Saludables (Spanish)

There is a pressing need for protein for millions of people around the world. Rabbits are an alternate source of animal protein and can be raised in areas of limited space, with little capital startup. They can be raised on a diet consisting largely of forage, plants, and shrubs. This book gives basic information that has shown to be successful in a variety of situations as it relates to raising domestic rabbits. This book is also available in Spanish. 110 pages - available in English and Spanish. $15

Raising_Healthy_Sheep_small.pngRaising Healthy Sheep

This handbook will help the sheep producer select production goals, select the type of sheep most suitable for a particular area, and will serve as a guide for the production of healthy sheep. Sheep are one of the most common livestock and among the first to be domesticated. They are very adaptable and will produce milk, fiber and meat under a wide range of environmental conditions and management systems. This manual covers the main principles of sheep production and management with an emphasis on disease prevention. The production of high quality products is also discussed. This handbook will help the sheep producer select production goals, select the type of sheep most suitable for a particular area, and will serve as a guide for the production of healthy sheep. 144 pages - available in English only. $15

Authored by the CVM Founder

Common_Sense.jpgCOMMON SENSE

The book tells of the changes that have taken place during the author's lifetime and how they have impacted the world but man continues unchanged unless they have a personal encounter with our Lord. 118 pages - available in English only. $15.19



Mission_Vets_small.pngMission Vets

This book chronicles the journey of Christian Veterinary Mission from its inception through the first 25 years. The author documents this odyssey by including copies of important events and by using quotes from many who have participated in the ministry. In addition to being a history of the organization, it serves as a challenge to the reader to become involved in ministry. It encourages us to use whatever talents the Lord has given us in service to Him and His children. 302 pages - available in English only. $25

THUMBNAIL_IMAGE.jpgBe Productive, Bear Fruit for the Kingdom

This book shares some spiritual insights in order to equip and encourage the reader into a deeper walk of faith. Even though the target audience is veterinarians and veterinary students. People of all ages and vocations will enjoy reading it. All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to Christian Veterinary Mission Endowment Fund. 94 pages - available in English only. $25


One_Summer_Day_small_2.pngOne Summer Day

This book is a family history set in contemporary times by CVM founder, Dr. Leroy Dorminy. 184 pages - available in English only. $10.50

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