Immunology and Immunopathology of Domestic Animals

Immunology and Immunopathology of Domestic Animals

by Richard G. Olsen, Steven Krakowka
     
 

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Edwin C. Hahn
This is the second edition of a book originally published in 1979. It contains sections on basic immunology, methods for immune assay, veterinary immunopathology, and immunoprophylaxis. The purpose is to provide updated information on immunology as it relates to veterinary medicine and infectious disease. The book is needed to bring together the broad field of animal immunology and its consequences. The book is intended for veterinary students, graduate students, and others in the health profession who wish a first exposure to immunity in animal systems. This goal is met for those new to the field of animal immunology and represents a refresher for those who have not had recent exposure to the field. It has breadth, if not depth. The book is complete and well organized along the same lines as the first edition. Most references have been updated adequately, although a few chapters have not. Illustrations complement the text, but some require some knowledge of immunology beyond what is provided in this text. An excellent index makes searching for particular concepts easy. This edition replaces an outdated one. As an introduction to the field, it succeeds. Veterinary students should find it useful as a review and as a practical adjunct to a basic immunology text. It will be of value for health researchers who wish to explore an introduction to animal models for immunology. The methodology is appropriate for reference but may be hard to follow as actual protocols. The method for measuring oxidative burst is not sound.
Reviewer: Edwin C. Hahn, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is the second edition of a book originally published in 1979. It contains sections on basic immunology, methods for immune assay, veterinary immunopathology, and immunoprophylaxis.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide updated information on immunology as it relates to veterinary medicine and infectious disease. The book is needed to bring together the broad field of animal immunology and its consequences.
Audience: The book is intended for veterinary students, graduate students, and others in the health profession who wish a first exposure to immunity in animal systems. This goal is met for those new to the field of animal immunology and represents a refresher for those who have not had recent exposure to the field. It has breadth, if not depth.
Features: The book is complete and well organized along the same lines as the first edition. Most references have been updated adequately, although a few chapters have not. Illustrations complement the text, but some require some knowledge of immunology beyond what is provided in this text. An excellent index makes searching for particular concepts easy.
Assessment: This edition replaces an outdated one. As an introduction to the field, it succeeds. Veterinary students should find it useful as a review and as a practical adjunct to a basic immunology text. It will be of value for health researchers who wish to explore an introduction to animal models for immunology. The methodology is appropriate for reference but may be hard to follow as actual protocols. The method for measuring oxidative burst is not sound.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780398038151
Publisher:
Thomas, Charles C. Publisher, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/01/1979
Pages:
320

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