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Overview

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.
  • Clearly explains the general principles of immunology and applied immunology.
  • Includes information on the most significant immunological diseases and immunological responses seen in domestic animals.
  • Presents coverage of domestic mammal species in phylogenetic order: horse-cattle-sheep-pig-dog-cat-mouse-human.
  • Provides clinical examples that demonstrate key immunologic principles.
  • Offers expanded and updated references for all key sources in the literature.
  • 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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
This outstanding book is concise, easy to read and well organised. The purpose of the book remains, as for the past 30 years, to provide a concise overview of fundamental immunological concepts related to veterinary medicine. The publisher offers free online resources, which contain monthly content updates. This outstanding book can be considered as the immunology reference of choice not only for veterinary students, but also for postgraduates and researchers. The depth of coverage, concise content and narrative style make it a valuable resource to be recommended without reservation.

The Veterinary Record, January 2009

Thomas E. Eurell
The fifth edition of this well-organized text presents a concise overview of veterinary immunology. It is divided into 37 chapters that cover basic concepts such as antigens, antibodies, and inflammation and applied information such as serology, vaccines, autoimmunity, and immune deficiencies. It also contains a complete glossary and a useful table of abbreviations. The purpose is to provide a general introduction to fundamental immunologic concepts as they relate to veterinary medicine. This book is written as an introductory text for veterinary students and a reference for practicing veterinarians. The line drawings are excellent, and they are important to the overall presentation of the material. A comprehensive glossary and annotated listing of selected CD molecules is a useful feature of this text. The author has presented an effective organization of important concepts to help students and practicing veterinarians establish a sound foundation in modern veterinary immunology. Complementary information on protein biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, and selected disease conditions provide the reader with a broad context for understanding fundamental immunologic concepts. The depth of coverage, narrative content, and narrative style are consistently appropriate for the intended audience and make the book very easy to read. Sufficient new information is presented to justify replacing the previous edition.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Thomas E. Eurell, DVM, PhD (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: The fifth edition of this well-organized text presents a concise overview of veterinary immunology. It is divided into 37 chapters that cover basic concepts such as antigens, antibodies, and inflammation and applied information such as serology, vaccines, autoimmunity, and immune deficiencies. It also contains a complete glossary and a useful table of abbreviations.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a general introduction to fundamental immunologic concepts as they relate to veterinary medicine.
Audience: This book is written as an introductory text for veterinary students and a reference for practicing veterinarians.
Features: The line drawings are excellent, and they are important to the overall presentation of the material. A comprehensive glossary and annotated listing of selected CD molecules is a useful feature of this text.
Assessment: The author has presented an effective organization of important concepts to help students and practicing veterinarians establish a sound foundation in modern veterinary immunology. Complementary information on protein biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, and selected disease conditions provide the reader with a broad context for understanding fundamental immunologic concepts. The depth of coverage, narrative content, and narrative style are consistently appropriate for the intended audience and make the book very easy to read. Sufficient new information is presented to justify replacing the previous edition.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416049890
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/14/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 592
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Defense of the Body

2. How Inflammation is Triggered

3. Neutrophils and Their Products

4. Macrophages and the Later Stages of Inflammation

5. The Complement System

6. Cell Signaling: Cytokines and Their Receptors

7. Antigens: Triggers of Acquired Immunity

8. Dendritic Cells and Antigen Processing

9. The Major Histocompatibility Complex

10. Organs of the Immune System

11. Lymphocytes

12. Helper T Cells and Their Response to Antigen

13. B Cells and Their Response to Antigen

14. Antibodies: Soluble Antigen Receptors

15. How Antigen-Binding Receptors are Made

16. T-Cell Function and the Destruction of Cell-Associated Invaders

17. Regulation of Acquired Immunity

18. Immunity in the Fetus and Newborn

19. Immunity at Body Surfaces

20. Vaccines and Their Production

21. The Use of Vaccines

22. Acquired Immunity to Bacteria and Related Organisms

23. Acquired Immunity to Viruses

24. Acquired Immunity to Parasites

25. Type I Hypersensitivity

26. Red Cell Antigens and Type II Hypersensitivity

27. Immune Complexes and Type III Hypersensitivity

28. Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed Hypersensitivity

29. Organ Graft Rejection

30. Resistance to Tumors

31. Autoimmunity: General Principles

32. Organ-Specific Autoimmune Diseases

33. The Systemic Immunological Diseases

34. Primary Immunodeficiencies

35. Secondary Immunological Defects

36. Drugs and Other Agents that Affect the Immune System

37. The Evolution of the Immune System

38. Immunodiagnostic Techniques

Appendix: Annotated List of Selected CD Molecules

Glossary

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