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This beautifully illustrated, comprehensive reference provides concise information on the materials and methods of bacteriology, mycology, and virology. The book covers the collection, isolation, and culture of diagnostic specimens, with detailed notes on the biochemical, serological and other tests currently used to identify and distinguish between microbial pathogens. The new edition sets out to provide the most up-to-date account of all the clinically and economically important pathogens, including Bovine Spongiform Encephalomyeltis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, E-coli, and Salmonella. The clear, accessible format, together with the complete revision of the content, makes this a valuable resource.
  • High quality full colour photography - Essential for accurate diagnosis
  • Fully revised pathogenicity sections taking into account the major discoveries/incidences of the last 3-5 years
  • Reclassification of viruses, including changes to nomenclature
  • Appendices of Infectious Diseases - Fast access to vital information
  • Unique and practical inclusion of virology, bacteriology and mycology in one text
  • Greatly expanded chapter on viruses
  • More on PRIONS (including BSE)
  • Reclassification of viruses - many changes to nomenclature
  • Fully revised pathogenicity sections
  • Revised/complete coverage of E coli 0157
  • Revised Systems section
  • Complete update of Infectious Diseases coverage in the appendices

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ISBN-13: 9780702055881
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 11/30/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 656
File size: 40 MB
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Table of Contents

Contents list of the first edition, with new subjects listed below:
Section 1 : General Procedures in Microbiology
Safety in the Laboratory
Collection and submission of diagnostic specimens
Essential equipment and reagents for a veterinary diagnostic microbiology laboratory
Bacterial pathogens: Microscopy, culture and identification
Diagnostic Applications of Immunological Tests
The Isolation and identification of viral pathogens
Antimicrobial agents
Section 2: Bacteriology
Staphylococcus species
The Streptococci and related Cocci
Corynebacterium species and Rhodococcus equi
The Actinomycetes
Mycobacterium species
Listeria species
Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae
Bacillus species
Non-spore forming anaerobic bacteria
Clostridium species
Pseudomonas species
Aeromonas, Plesiomonas and Vibrio species
Actinbacillus species
Pasteurella species
Francisella tularensis
Brucella species
Campylobacter species
Haemophilus species
Taylorella equigenitalis
Bordetella species
Moraxella species
Glucose non-fermenting, Gram-negative bacteria
The Spirochaetes
Miscellaneous Gram-negative bacterial pathogens
The Chlamydiales (Order)
The Rickettsiales (Order)
The Mycoplasmas (Class: Mollicutes)
Bacterial food poisoning
Section 3: Mycology
Intorduction to the pathogenic fungi
The dermatophytes
Aspergillus species
The pathogenic yeasts
The dimorphic fungi
The pathogenic Zygomycetes

The subctaneous Mycoses
Mycotoxins and Mycotoxicoses
Section 4: Virology (including Prions)
Classification and Characterisation of Viruses
Kit-set tests available for veterinary virology
Prions (Proteinaceous Infectious Particles)
Section 5: Zoonoses and Control of Infectious Diseases
Control of Infectious Diseases
Section 6: A Systems Approach to Infectious Diseases on a Species Basis
Appendix 1: Reagents and Stains
Appendix 2: Culture and Transport Media
Appendix 3: Product Suppliers for Diagnostic Microbiology

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