The First Edition of this book (1999) was greeted by critical acclaim, became a bestseller and was translated into many languages. It proved useful for veterinarians in general practice who may have had limited exposure to the subject of immunology in training to help translate theory into clinical practice.
The second edition details the manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of immune-related disease in the dog and cat. It is illustrated throughout in full colour, to show and explain to the reader as clearly as possible the complicated principles of disease and immunodiagnostic tests, supported by clinical cases, gross and histopathology, cytology, haematology, immunohistochemistry and other immunological tests.
Since publication of the First Edition many advances have been made and the Second Edition incorporates these changes in focus and on techniques. There is an additional chapter on respiratory and cardiac disease, and given the continued focus of companion animal practitioners on vaccine-related issues, a new chapter is devoted entirely to the subject of vaccinology. The Second Edition includes approximately 200 new photographic images, an updated list of further reading and an extensive glossary of terms. Now in softcover with revised text and references (2012).
"…the author’s stated goal [a unique textbook that leads the reader from basic immunological principles to their practical application in the diagnosis and treatment of immune-mediated diseases of the major companion animal species] has been achieved… The transitions between chapters and sections are seamless, and make for a smooth read… The basic immunology sections are extremely well written, succinct, and very clearly scribed with love of the subject… Michael Day has condensed the relevant information into a very palatable read… excellent colour diagrams and photographs…. very useful for all residents preparing themselves for certifying exams… refreshingly up to date… the author makes a point of comparing and contrasting these different [geographical] approaches… I was particularly pleased to see a review of monoclonal antibody therapy, gene therapy, and transplantation… One of the greatest strengths of this book is the quality and number of its illustrations… one of the finest veterinary immunology textbooks I have seen, and I recommend it to all veterinarians who would like to understand the basis of these fascinating immunological diseases with which we work."
Valerie A. Fadok, Veterinary Dermatology, 15 Dec 2010
- Brief explanation of basic science
- Focuses on clinical practice
- Revised and expanded second edition of a bestseller
- New chapters on respiratory and cardiac disease, and on vaccinology
- Superlative colour diagrams and colour photos—200 new to this edition
- Basic Immunology
- Immunopathological Mechanisms
- The Basis of Immune-Mediated Disease
- Immune-Mediated Haematological Disease (with A. J. Mackin)
- Immune-Mediated Skin Disease (with S. E. Shaw)
- Immune-Mediated Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disease (with D. Bennett)
- Immune-Mediated Alimentary Disease (with E. J. Hall)
- Immune-Mediated Respiratory and Cardiac Disease
- Immune-Mediated Endocrine Disease (with S. E. Shaw)
- Immune-Mediated Renal and Reproductive Disease (with A. J. Mackin)
- Immune-Mediated Ocular Disease (S. M. Crispin)
- Immunodeficiency Disease
- Immune System Neoplasia (with J. M. Dobson)
- Multisystem and Intercurrent Immune-Mediated Disease
- Disease, of the Lymphoid Tissue
- Further reading
Michael J. Day, BSc BVMS(Hons) PhD DSc DiplECVP FASM FRCPath FRCVS Professor of Veterinary Pathology Director, Langford Veterinary Diagnostics Division of Veterinary Pathology, Infection and Immunity School of Clinical Veterinary Science University of Bristol, UK