Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Diseaseby P. J. Quinn, B. K. Markey, F. C. Leonard, P. Hartigan
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Microbiology is one of the core subjects for veterinary students, and since its first publication in 2002, Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease has become an essential text for students of veterinary medicine. Fully revised and expanded, this new edition updates the subject for pre-clinical and clinical veterinary students in a comprehensive manner. Individual sections deal with bacteriology, mycology and virology. Written by an academic team with many years of teaching experience, the book provides concise descriptions of groups of microorganisms and the diseases which they cause. Microbial pathogens are discussed in separate chapters which provide information on the more important features of each microorganism and its role in the pathogenesis of diseases of animals. The international and public health significance of these pathogens are reviewed comprehensively. The final section is concerned with the host and is organized according to the body system affected.
Tables, boxes and flow diagrams provide information in an easily assimilated format. This edition contains new chapters on molecular diagnostics and on infectious conditions of the skin, cardiovascular system, urinary tract and musculoskeletal system. Many new colour diagrams are incorporated into this edition and each chapter has been updated.
Key features of this edition:
- Twelve new chapters included
- Numerous new illustrations
- Each chapter has been updated
- Completely re-designed in full colour
- Fulfils the needs of veterinary students and academics in veterinary microbiology
- Companion website with figures from the book as Powerpoints for viewing or downloading by chapter: www.wiley.com/go/quinn/veterinarymicrobiology
Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease remains indispensable for all those studying and teaching this essential component of the veterinary curriculum.
Description: While maintaining the original format of the first edition, the authors have improved the second edition of this comprehensive resource on laboratory aspects of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and prions, and the clinical features of the diseases they cause, by adding color images, useful color tabs, and almost 400 pages.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate readers on veterinary microbial diseases and their etiologic agents. The book also addresses immune system function and its interaction with infectious agents, infection control and treatment, and biosecurity. This information is vital for the veterinary industry and this book does an excellent job fulfilling its objectives.
Audience: The intended primary audience is veterinary students, but this is an essential part of the library of any practicing veterinarian or veterinary pathologist. Additionally, veterinary and laboratory technicians would benefit from this book.
Features: The first section is an introduction to microbiology, which covers the immune system and its function and interaction with infectious agents and discusses vaccination, immunodeficiency diseases, and molecular diagnostic methods. Subsequent sections deal with groups of pathogens, devoting a chapter to each specific microorganism. Each chapter is logically organized and leads with a key point box. The final section of the book discusses microbial interactions with various body systems. This section also includes one of the most informative chapters of the book, which discusses microorganisms' tissue and system preferences, and uses a very informative series of figures that also act as a general summary of the entire book.
Assessment: Overall, this is a well-written, logically organized, informative, and valuable resource, which covers both the laboratory aspects and clinical features of veterinary microbial diseases. Both the first and last sections are unique to most microbiology book. This second edition has made substantial improvements over the first edition. The color images are not only visually pleasing, but also easier to comprehend. However, the most substantial change is the addition of 375 pages, primarily to the first and last sections of the book.
“Regardless of one’s approach to teaching of veterinary infectious diseases, this book should be an excellent instructional tool. Although intended for students in veterinary microbiology, it is extremely comprehensive and has sufficient scope and depth to be used by graduate students as well.” (Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 June 2012)
“Overall, this is a well-written, logically organized, informative, and valuable resource, which covers both the laboratory aspects and clinical features of veterinary microbial diseases. Both the first and last sections are unique to most microbiology book. This second edition has made substantial improvements over the first edition.” (Doody’s, 13 April 2012)
“The new edition of ‘Veterinary Microbiology and Microbial Disease’ is an absolutely first-rate textbook of veterinary microbiology … When a second-year veterinary student referred to Quinn and others as the ‘bright-coloured book’, demonstrating to me that we already had it in the library and that students were using it, I could breathe a sigh of relief that they were in safe hands with this superb book.” (Veterinary Record, 24 March 2012)
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P.J. Quinn, B.K. Markey, W.J. Donnelly, F.C. Leonard, S. Fanning and D. Maguire
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