Veterinary Immunology, 9th Edition
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Since 1977, this outstanding book has been the immunology reference of choice for both veterinary students and practitioners. It’s the only complete resource on the subject, featuring a straightforward presentation of basic immunologic principles with comprehensive information on the most significant immunological diseases and responses seen in domestic animals. This meticulously updated new edition explores the latest advances in the field and provides a wealth of clinical examples that illustrate and clarify important concepts.
- Comprehensive coverage of vaccines and vaccine usage, allergies and allergic diseases, and autoimmunity and immunodeficiencies, prepare you for the multiple immunologic issues you will encounter in practice.
- A wealth of clinical examples clearly illustrate key concepts and offer practical strategies for diagnosing and treating immunologic disorders in the clinical setting.
- More than 500 full-color diagrams and illustrations visually demonstrate and clarify complex issues.
"The ninth edition of Veterinary Immunology is a comprehensive and in-depth yet concise text on the immunology of domestic (and some non-domestic) species, designed for veterinary students and practitioners...Throughout Veterinary Immunology there are numerous brief clinical examples to highlight the relevance of immunological priniciples to clinical practice...This us valuable in engaging students for whom preclinical studies. Also particularly useful for studentsis the linking of the text to free online resources such as multiple choice questions. Exploration of vaccines and their usage, to which two chapters are devoted, allows both practitioners and students to gain greater immunological perspective of this topic. Overal, Veterinary Immunology is an excellent textbook and is recommended for students and practitioners alike."
Australian Veterinary Journal, February 2013
- Features a new appendix that provides at-a-glance access to a comprehensive list of cytokines.
- Offers expanded coverage of complement and its critical importance to innate immunity.
- Discusses the latest information on the receptors of NK cells.
- Provides additional content on antibacterial peptides and their importance in inflammation and innate immunity.
- Includes coverage of newly identified cytokines, CD molecules, and IgA receptors.
- Examines new data on the functions of T cells, the effects of nematodes on eosinophils, and the latest DNA vaccines against West Nile virus and canine melanoma.
- Offers complete information on emerging diseases such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, hemophagocytic syndrome, and autoimmune sarcolemmal disease in dogs, as well as common variable immunodeficiencies and immune mediated polysynovitis in horses.
By Ian R. Tizard, PhD, BSc, BVMS, Richard M. Schubot Professor of Exotic Bird Health and Professor of Immunology, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX