Veterinary Microbiology,2nd / Edition 2

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The most recent revision of this comprehensive text covers the bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogenic agents that are significant causes of animal disease. The focus includes pathogenic mechanisms and processes in infectious diseases; methods of diagnosis; and principles of resistance, prevention, and therapy.

Veterinary Microbiology, Second Edition is now organized in four sections according to the most appropriate methods of instruction. Section 1 deals with the general characteristics of the host– parasite relationship, laboratory diagnosis of conditions involving an infectious etiology, antimicrobial treatment, and prevention of infectious disease.

Sections 2 (bacteria and fungi) and 3 (viruses) present the infectious agents that affect the veterinary species. The chapters dealing with the bacterial agents are grouped mainly by morphology, and their gram-staining characteristics. The fungal agents are grouped mainly by morphologic characteristics (yeast, mold). The viruses are grouped along taxonomic grounds.

Section 4, an enhancement new to this edition, deals with the infectious agents in the context of the host. This section is organized by organ system. Each organ system is discussed first as a microbial habitat, followed by discussion of those infectious agents that mainly affect that particular system.

In addition to serving as a resource for veterinary students, Veterinary Microbiology, Second Edition also serves as a convenient reference for veterinarians and veterinary scientists whose main line of activity and expertise is outside the areas of microbiology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813803791
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/16/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Dwight C. Hirsh, DVM, PhD, is emeritus professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California-Davis.

N. James MacLachlan, DVM, PhD, is professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California-Davis.

Richard L. Walker, DVM, PhD, is professor of clinical diagnostic bacteriology, California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, University of California-Davis

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Table of Contents




1. Parasitism and Pathogenicity (Ernst L. Biberstein).

2. Immune Responses to Infectious Agents (Laurel J. Gershwin).

3. Laboratory Diagnosis (Dwight C. Hirsh, Yuan Chung Zee, and Anthony E. Castro).

4. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (John F. Prescott).

5. Antimicrobial Drugs: A Strategy for Rational Use and the Ramifications of Misuse (Dwight C. Hirst).

6. Vaccines (N. James MacLachlan and Dwight C. Hirsh).


7. Family Enterobacteriaceae (Dwight C. Hirsh).

8. Enterobacteriaceae: Escherichia (Dwight C. Hirsh).

9. Enterobacteriaceae: Salmonella (Dwight C. Hirsh).

10. Enterobacteriaceae: Yersinia (Dwight C. Hirsh).

11. Enterobacteriaeae: Shigella (Dwight C. Hirsh).

12. Pasteurellaceae: Pasteurella, Mannheimia (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

13. Pasteurellaceae: Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

14. Pasteurellaceae: Haemophilus and Histophilus (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

15. Bordetalla (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

16. Brucella (Richard L. Walker).

17. Burkholderia mallei and Burkholderia pseudomallei (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

18. Francisella tularensis (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L.Biberstein).

19. Moraxella (Wright c. Hirsh and Ernst L.Biberstein).

20. Pseudomonas (Dwight C. Hirsh).

21. Taylorella equigenitalis (Ernst L. Biberstein and Dwight C. Hirsh).

22. Spiral-Curved Organisms I: Borrelia (Rance B. LeFebvre).

23. Spiral-Curved Organisms II: Barchyspira (Serpulina) (Dwight C. Hirsh).

24. Spiral-Curved Organisms III: Campylobacter, Arcobacter, Lawsonia (Dwight C. Hirsh).

25. Spiral-Curved Organisms IV: Helicobacter—The Spiral Shaped Microorganisms of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Liver (James G. Fox).

26. Spiral-Curved Organisms V: Leptospira (Rance B. LeFebvre).

27. Staphylococcus (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

28. Streptococcus and Enterococcus (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

29. Arcanobacterium (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

30. Bacillus (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

31. Corynebacterium (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

32. Erysipelothrix (Richard L. Walker).

33. Listeria (Richard L. Walkter).

34. Rhodococcus (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

35. Non-Spore-Forming Obligate Anaerobes (Dwight C. Hirsh).

36. Clostridium (Dwight C. Hirsh).

37. Filamentous Bacteria: Actinomyces, Nocardia, Dermatophilus, and Streptobacillus (Ernst L. Biberstein and Dwight C. Hirsh).

38. Mycobacterium (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

39. Chlamydiaceae (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

40. Mollicutes (Richard L. Walker).

41. Rickettsiae: Rickettsia, Coxiella, and Orienta (Janet E. Foley, Ernst L Biberstein, and Dwight C. Hirsh).

42. Ehrlichiae: Ehrilichia and Neorickettsia (Janet E. Foley, Ernst L. Biberstein, and Dwight C. Hirsh).

43. Anaplasmataceae (Janet E. Foley and Ernst L. Biberstein).

44. Bartonellaceae (Bruno B. Chomel and Rickie W. Kasten).

45. Yeasts—Cryptococcus, Malassezia, and Candida (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).

46. Dermatophytes (Ernst L. Biberstein and Dwight C. Hirsh).

47. Agents of Subcutaneous Mycoses (Dwight C. Hirst and Ernst L. Biberstein).

48. Agents of Systemic Mycoses (Dwight C. Hirsh and Ernst L. Biberstein).


49. Pathogenesis of Virus Diseases (Yuan Chung Zee and N. James MacLachlan).

50. Paravovridae and Circoviridae (Yuan Chung Zee and N. James MacLachlan).

51. Asfarviridae and Iridoviridae (N. James MacLachlan and Jeffrey L. Stott).

52. Papillomaviridae and Polyomaviridae (Yuan Chung Zee and James MacLachlan).

53. Adenoviridae (Yuan Chung Zee and N. James MacLachlan).

54. Herpesviridae (Alex A. Ardans).

55. Poxviridae (N. James MacLachlan and Jeffrey L. Stott).

56. Picornaviridae (N.James MacLachlan, Yuan Chung Zee, and Jeffrey L. Stott).

57. Caliciviridae (Yuan Chung Zee and N. James MacLachlan).

58. Togaviridae and Flaviviridae (N.James MacLachlan and Jeffrey L. Stott).

59. Orthomyxoviridae and Bunyaviridae (Alex A. Ardans and N. James MacLachlan).

60. Paramyxoviridae, Filoviridae, and Bornaviridae (Yuan Chung Zee and N. James MacLachlan).

61. Rhabdoviridae (Yuan Chung Zee and N. James MacLachlan).

62. Coronaviridae and Arteriviridae (Udeni B. R. Balasuriya and Jeffrey L. Stott).

63. Reoviridae (N. James MacLachlan and Jeffrey L. Stott).

64. Birnaviridae (N. James MacLachlan and Jeffrey L. Stott).

65. Retroviridae (Richard M. Donovan and Frederick J. Fuller).

66. Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (Bradd C. Barr and Yuan Chung Zee).


67. Circulatory System and Lymphoid Tissues (Richard L. Walker).

68. Digestive Systems and Associated Organs (Richard L. Walker).

69. Integumentary System (Richard L. Walker).

70. Musculoskeletal System (Richard L. Walker).

71. Nervous System (Richard L. Walker).

72. Ocular Infections (Richard L. Walker).

73. Respiratory System (Richard L. Walker).

74. Urogenital System (Richard L. Walker).


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