Welcome to this new section of the popular Library4Farming website which, as its name indicates, is devoted to issues surrounding animal health. Addressing the needs of both livestock and pet care, these pages are designed to make freely available to farmers, veterinarians and everyone else involved in the care of animals some of the most essential literature now in the public domain (i.e. out of copyright) as online books, offering a wealth of information that is still of intrinsic value.
We scan and convert these indispensable texts into web pages that are easy to find and digest, broken down into convenient short sections and sub -sections in line with the chapter and sub-section divisions of the original book. This makes it easy for you to access and read some of key literature on animal health.
Few if any publications have contributed as much as the US Department of Agriculture's authoritative Yearbook of Agriculture series which has been published almost every year from 1894 to 1992 and which contains, even in the older volumes, a great deal of information that is highly relevant today.
The latest volumes that we make available online (just click the links on the left of this page) are the 1984 yearbook on Animal Health and the 1956 yearbook on Animal Diseases. Here you will find comprehensive descriptions of diseases, infections and parasites affecting poultry, game birds and waterfowl, dairy and beef cattle, sheep and goats, pigs, horses, dogs and cats, fish, rabbits and rodents. There's a wealth of detailed information about prevention, care and management, advice to help you ensure the good health and viability of everything from a large beef herd to a pet goldfish.
Library4Farming is an online resource for everyone involved in animal care, agriculture, horticulture and associated occupations. Aiming to make freely available many of the major scientific contributions underpinning modern farming and animal husbandry, this site makes available, in electronic form, some of the classic literature that still has relevance today. As it grows, this site will become a major knowledge base, a unique resource for anyone who can benefit from fast, easy, free-of-charge access to the professional and scientific literature.
All material on this site is available free of charge to farmers, veterinarians, scientists, students and researchers, with no subscription fees.