A few of reference books and papers in my library used to prepare the animations and articles on this site.
Jesse F. Bone
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
1982, second edition
Reston Puplishing Company, Inc.
Thomas C. Cheng, PhD.
The Biology of Animal Parasites
1964, W. B. Saunders Company
D.C. Church, Editor
The Ruminant Animal Digestive Physiology and Nutrition
1988 by Prentice-Hall, Inc.
I highly recommend this book to those eager to understand the digestive system of their goat or other ruminant. The text is not as complex as the other rumen, and rumen microbe texts and it is well illustrated with drawings and photographs.
The Art of Being a Parasite
2005, The University of Chicago Press
Gheorghe M. Constantinescu
Guide to Regional Ruminant Anatomy Based on the Dissection of the Goat
2001, First Edition, Iowa State University Press
A fairly good source for goat anatomy. Illustrations are black and white pencil drawings. It is lacking in several areas and can be a little difficult to follow due to the organization but it's the only one out there on goat anatomy.
Burk A. Dehority
2003, First Edition, Nottingham University Press
Technical review of research on the microbes that populate the rumen.
Clarence Henry Eckles, W, B. Combs, and H. Macy
Milk and Milk Products
Prepared for the Use of Agriculture College Students
1943, Third Edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company
William J. Foreyt
2001, Fifth Edition, Iowa State Press
Highly recommended reference book for those who are interested in learning more about parasites. This 235 page book includes excellent photographs of parasite eggs as well as information on life cycles and treatments.
R. D. Frandson, B.S., D.V.M., M.S.
Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
Fourth edition, 1986
Lea & Febiger
Jay R. Georgi, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Parasitology for Veterinarians
1969, W. B. Saunders Company
Reproduction in Farm Animals
6th edition, 1993, Williams & Wilkins
P.N. Hobson, and C.S. Stewart
The Rumen Microbial Ecosystem
Second Edition, 1997, Blackie Academic & Professional
Very technical but thorough collection of research articles on the rumen ecosystem.
Robert E. Hungate
The Rumen and its Microbes
1966, 2nd printing 1968, Academic Press
Dr Hungate is considered to be the "father" of rumen microbology research. This is one of the more treasured books in my library.
V. Ivens, D. Mark and N. Levine
Principal Parasities of Domestic Animals in the United States
Biological and Diagnositic Information
1978, Special Publications 52 -- Second edition
Colleges of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John G. Matthews, BSc, MVMS, MRCVS
Diseases of the Goat
The organization of this goat medicine book makes easy to attempt diagnosing diseases based on symptoms.
O. Wilford Olsen, A.B., M.A., PhD.
Animal Parasites, Their Biology and Life Cycles
1962, Burgess Publishing Company
Paul W. Pratt, VDM, editor
Laboratory Procedures for Animal Health Technicians
1985, American Veterinary Publications, Inc.
W. P. Rogers
The Nature of Parasitism
The Relationship of Some Metazoan Parasites to their Hosts.
1962, Academic Press
I. Clunies Ross, D.V.Sc.
and H. McL. Gordon, B.V.Sc.
The Internal Parasites and Parasitic Diseases of Sheep
Their Treatment and Control
1936, Angus & Robertson Limited
This is a very old, rare text, but has some of the best descriptions I've found of lifecycles of parasites especially those found in sheep which can be compared to life cycles of the same parasites that infect goats.
James B. Russell and Jennifer L. Rychlik
Factors that Alter Rumen Microbial Ecology
Science, vol 292 May 11, 2002 pgs 1119 -1122
G. H. Schmidt
The Biology of Lactation
1971, W. H. Freeman and Company
Mary C. Smith and David M. Sherman
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
A wealth of information about goat diseases, treatment and nutrition. Using this book to diagnose problems that your goat may have isn't easy, but once you know what is wrong with your goat the information helps you understand the cause and treatment. A must-have for goat owners.
E.J.L. Soulsby, editor
Biology of Parasites, Emphasis on Veterinary Parasites
Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology
1966, Academic Press.
E. J. L. Soulsby
Helminths, Arthropods and Protozoa of Domesticated Animals
Sixth edition of Monnig's Veterinary Helminthology & Entomology
1968, The Williams and Wilkins Company
This is the classic text on parasites. Early texts like this focused heavily on lifecycles and taxonomic differences in parasites. It's impossible to find this amount of detailed information anywhere else.
Immunity to Parasites
How parasitic infections are controlled
1996, Second Edition, Cambridge University Press
J. H. Whitlock, D.V.M., M.S.
Diagnosis of Veterinary Parasitisms
1960, Lea & Febiger