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Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals

Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals

by Carlton L. Gyles
     
 

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Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals, Fourth Edition captures the rapid developments in understanding the mechanisms of virulence of the major bacterial pathogens of animals. Now including a color plate section, the book presents an overview of pathogenesis, including relevant events that occur in the herd or flock and its environment, and activities

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Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals, Fourth Edition captures the rapid developments in understanding the mechanisms of virulence of the major bacterial pathogens of animals. Now including a color plate section, the book presents an overview of pathogenesis, including relevant events that occur in the herd or flock and its environment, and activities that take place at the cellular and molecular levels. With contributions from 64 experts in the field, this book serves as a great reference for graduate students in veterinary medicine and animal science, microbiologists, virologists and pathologists.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Veterinary medical education has led the medical professions in the intricate teaching of microbial pathogenesis of infectious diseases. The fourth edition of Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals continues this legacy with introductory chapters regarding themes in bacterial pathogenic mechanisms, subversion of the immune response by bacterial pathogens, and the evolution of bacterial virulence. This book is an excellent text for graduate students in veterinary microbiology, pathology, pathobiology, and preventive medicine and veterinarians studying for related AVMA-recognized board certifications. The comprehensive and extremely current references with each chapter will be useful to those investigating the pathology and infectious diseases of animals." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2010)
Doody Reviews
Reviewer: Kuldeep Singh, DVM, MS, PhD, D (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book attempts to resolve such fundamental questions as why bacteria cause infections, what underlying molecular mechanisms are used by bacterial virulence factors in causing disease, and why we see what we see in clinical cases. Delving into these basic issues, the book serves as a strong interface between the research laboratory and clinical practice.
Purpose: The objectives are to convey an understanding of the underlying mechanisms associated with virulence factors of major pathogenic bacteria and to describe the host-pathogen interaction and its outcome in the form of disease.
Audience: This book is meant for bacteriologists and immunologists, but it will be of immense help to anatomic and clinical pathologists, residents, graduate students, and veterinarians who are seeking more information about underlying molecular mechanisms to clearly understand bacterial disease progression and clinical symptoms. All the chapters end with a discussion of the current gap in our standing of virulence factors and the future expectations; therefore, it also can serve as a resource to generate ideas for research.
Features: The 31 chapters center on more than 35 bacterial genera of veterinary and zoonotic importance. One of the best aspects of this book is a clear list of contents, which is centered on the bacterial genus and groups rather than the disease. All the chapters are complete, highlight only the pertinent findings, are written in an easy-to-comprehend style, and are effectively divided into headings and subheadings that convey the brief summarized message. The diagrams and illustrations are clear, self explanatory, and easy to understand. The legends are complete with all abbreviations explained.
Assessment: However, this book suffers from a major drawback in that it does not make clear the link between virulence factors and pathology in a majority of the chapters. By consulting pathologists who have experience in the disease caused by those bacterial species and by adding more color images of gross lesions, this book has the potential to become a formidable text and captivate more professionals. Other minor issues also can be addressed. An insert in the middle of book contains color illustrations and images, but the only reference to it appears on the back cover of book, with no indication in the text. It is possible to use reference citation numbers in the text instead of the full references to streamline reading.
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Reviewer: Kuldeep Singh, DVM, MS, PhD, D (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book attempts to resolve such fundamental questions as why bacteria cause infections, what underlying molecular mechanisms are used by bacterial virulence factors in causing disease, and why we see what we see in clinical cases. Delving into these basic issues, the book serves as a strong interface between the research laboratory and clinical practice.
Purpose: The objectives are to convey an understanding of the underlying mechanisms associated with virulence factors of major pathogenic bacteria and to describe the host-pathogen interaction and its outcome in the form of disease.
Audience: This book is meant for bacteriologists and immunologists, but it will be of immense help to anatomic and clinical pathologists, residents, graduate students, and veterinarians who are seeking more information about underlying molecular mechanisms to clearly understand bacterial disease progression and clinical symptoms. All the chapters end with a discussion of the current gap in our standing of virulence factors and the future expectations; therefore, it also can serve as a resource to generate ideas for research.
Features: The 31 chapters center on more than 35 bacterial genera of veterinary and zoonotic importance. One of the best aspects of this book is a clear list of contents, which is centered on the bacterial genus and groups rather than the disease. All the chapters are complete, highlight only the pertinent findings, are written in an easy-to-comprehend style, and are effectively divided into headings and subheadings that convey the brief summarized message. The diagrams and illustrations are clear, self explanatory, and easy to understand. The legends are complete with all abbreviations explained.
Assessment: However, this book suffers from a major drawback in that it does not make clear the link between virulence factors and pathology in a majority of the chapters. By consulting pathologists who have experience in the disease caused by those bacterial species and by adding more color images of gross lesions, this book has the potential to become a formidable text and captivate more professionals. Other minor issues also can be addressed. An insert in the middle of book contains color illustrations and images, but the only reference to it appears on the back cover of book, with no indication in the text. It is possible to use reference citation numbers in the text instead of the full references to streamline reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470961728
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
660
File size:
10 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Veterinary medical education has led the medical professions in the intricate teaching of microbial pathogenesis of infectious diseases. The fourth edition of Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infections in Animals continues this legacy with introductory chapters regarding themes in bacterial pathogenic mechanisms, subversion of the immune response by bacterial pathogens, and the evolution of bacterial virulence. This book is an excellent text for graduate students in veterinary microbiology, pathology, pathobiology, and preventive medicine and veterinarians studying for related AVMA-recognized board certifications. The comprehensive and extremely current references with each chapter will be useful to those investigating the pathology and infectious diseases of animals." (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2010)

Meet the Author

Carlton L. Gyles, DVM, MSc, PhD, FCAHS, is Professor of veterinary microbiology at Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

John F. Prescott, MA, Vet MB, PhD, FCAHS, is Professor of veterinary microbiology at Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

J. Glenn Songer, PhD, is Professor of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

Charles O. Thoen, DVM, PhD, is Professor and Former Chair, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

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