Understanding Zoonotic Diseases / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
Understanding Zoonotic Diseases is written for both animal and human healthcare professionals and students that will help them understand specific zoonotic diseases. Designed as a stand-alone book, it introduces the reader to microbes including bacteria, fungi, parasites, viruses, and prions, and describes specific diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Extensive use of images, photographs, tables, and clinically relevant comments helps the reader understand the role of animals in causing diseases in humans. Review questions at the end of each chapter and online critical thinking questions help the learner gain a deeper understanding of the material and aid in retention.
About the Author
Janet Romich, a longtime veterinarian, teaches a variety of science-based courses at Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis., where she was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award in 2004 for use of technology in the classroom, advisory and professional activities, publication list, and fundraising efforts. She is also an IACUC member for a hospital research facility and received the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association's Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2007 for her contributions to the education of veterinary technician students and in promoting the use of veterinary technicians in the workplace. Dr. Romich is also the author of FUNDAMENTALS OF PHARMACOLOGY FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS, 2e and UNDERSTANDING ZOONOTIC DISEASES as well as a co-author on DELMAR'S VETERINARY TECHNICIAN DICTIONARY. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She remains active in veterinary practice through her relief practice, where she works in both small- and mixed-animal practices.
Table of Contents
Preface Chapter 1: Zoonotic Disease History Chapter 2: Principles of Immunity & Diagnostic Techniques Chapter 3: Bacterial Zoonoses Chapter 4: Tick-borne Bacterial Zoonoses Chapter 5: Fungal Zoonoses Chapter 6: Parasitic Zoonoses Chapter 7: Viral Zoonoses Chapter 8: Prion Disease Appendices Glossary