Microbiology is one of the core subjects for veterinary students, and since its first publication in 2002, Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease has become an essential text for students of veterinary medicine. Fully revised and expanded, this new edition updates the subject for pre-clinical and clinical veterinary students in a comprehensive manner. Individual sections deal with bacteriology, mycology and virology. Written by an academic team with many years of teaching experience, the book provides concise descriptions of groups of microorganisms and the diseases which they cause. Microbial pathogens are discussed in separate chapters which provide information on the more important features of each microorganism and its role in the pathogenesis of diseases of animals. The international and public health significance of these pathogens are reviewed comprehensively. The final section is concerned with the host and is organized according to the body system affected.
Tables, boxes and flow diagrams provide information in an easily assimilated format. This edition contains new chapters on molecular diagnostics and on infectious conditions of the skin, cardiovascular system, urinary tract and musculoskeletal system. Many new colour diagrams are incorporated into this edition and each chapter has been updated.
Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease remains indispensable for all those studying and teaching this essential component of the veterinary curriculum.
- Twelve new chapters included
- Numerous new illustrations
- Each chapter has been updated
- Completely re-designed in full colour
- Fulfils the needs of veterinary students and academics in veterinary microbiology
- Covers every aspect of veterinary microbiology for students in both paraclinical and clinical years;
- Provides concise descriptions of the groups of micro-organisms, diseases they produce, immunological aspects and a summary of infectious diseases based on their main clinical signs;
- Diagrams throughout showing the transmission of infection and new chapters on the application of molecular methods, food safety and public health, skin, the respiratory system, cardiology, and the urinary tract.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Author biographies.
Section I: Introduction to Microbiology, Infection, Immunity and Molecular Diagnostic Methods.
- Microbiology, microbial pathogens and infectious disease.
- Subdivisions, classification and morphological characterization of infectious agents.
- Infection and immunity.
- Immunodeficiency diseases.
- Vaccines and vaccination.
- Molecular diagnostic methods.
Section II: Introductory Bacteriology.
- The structure of bacterial cells.
- Cultivation, preservation and inactivation of bacteria.
- Bacterial genetics, mechanisms of genetic variation and gene databases.
- Laboratory diagnosis of bacterial disease.
- Antibacterial agents.
- Antibacterial resistance.
- Bacterial colonization, tissue invasion and clinical disease.
Section III: Pathogenic Bacteria.
- Staphylococcus species.
- Corynebacterium species.
- Rhodococcus equi.
- Listeria species.
- Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.
- Bacillus species.
- Clostridium species.
- Mycobacterium species.
- Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Burkholderia species.
- Actinobacillus species.
- Pasteurella species, Mannheimia haemolytica and Bibersteinia trehalosi.
- Francisella tularensis.
- Histophilus somni, Haemophilus parasuis and Avibacterium paragallinarum.
- Taylorella species.
- Bordetella species.
- Moraxella species.
- Brucella species.
- Campylobacter and Helicobacter species.
- Lawsonia intracellularis.
- Pathogenic anaerobic non-spore-forming Gram-negative bacteria.
- Chlamydia and Chlamydophila species.
- Rickettsiales and Coxiella burnetii.
- Bacterial species of limited pathogenic significance.
Section IV: Mycology.
- General features of fungi associated with disease in animals.
- Aspergillus species.
- Yeasts and disease production.
- Dimorphic fungi.
- Zygomycetes of veterinary importance.
- Fungus-like organisms of veterinary importance.
- Pneumocystis carinii.
- Opportunistic infections caused predominantly by phaeoid fungi.
- Mycotoxins and mycotoxicoses.
- Pathogenic algae and cyanobacteria.
- Antifungal chemotherapy.
Section V: Introductory Virology.
- Nature, structure and taxonomy of viruses.
- Replication of viruses.
- Genetics and evolution of viruses.
- Propagation of viruses and virus–cell interactions.
- Pathogenesis of viral diseases.
- Laboratory diagnosis of viral infections.
- Antiviral chemotherapy.
Section VI: Viruses and Prions.
- Prions: unconventional infectious agents.
Section VII: Microbial Agents and Disease Production.
- Tissue and system preferences of bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens and the nature of the diseases caused by these infectious agents.
- Interactions of microbial pathogens with the nervous system.
- Interactions of microbial pathogens with the male and female reproductive systems.
- The role of microbial pathogens in intestinal disease.
- The role of microbial pathogens in respiratory disease.
- Interactions of microbial pathogens with the renal system.
- Microbial diseases of the cardiovascular system.
- Interactions of microbial pathogens with the musculoskeletal system.
- The role of microbial pathogens in diseases of the integumentary system.
- Bacterial causes of bovine mastitis.
- Disinfection, biosecurity and other aspects of disease control.
- Appendix: Useful websites.