Clinical Veterinary Microbiology


  • Bryan Markey, MVB, PhD, DipStat MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology, Department of Veterinary Microbiology & Parasitology, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Finola Leonard, MVB, PhD, MRCVS, Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Marie Archambault, DMV, MSc, PhD, Dipl ACVM, Professeure adjointe/Assistant professor Groupe de Recherche sur les Maladies Infectieuses du Porc (GREMIP), Departement de Pathologie et Microbiologie, Faculte de Medecine Veterinaire, Universite de Montreal, Canada
  • Ann Cullinane, MVB, PhD, MRCVS, Head of Virology, Irish Equine Centre, Ireland
  • Dores Maguire, AIMLS, Section Head Technician, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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.

"This book, co-written by five specialists provides a complete and up-to-date source of information for everything related to infection". Reviewed by: Fabienne Dethioux, Tomorrow's Vets Date: December 2014
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All veterinary medicine students are educated to understand the importance of micro-organisms in the health of the animals they treat. The area of microbiology – including general procedures, bacteriology, mycology and virology are taught, in stages, from the 3rd year onwards. Therefore, although the main market will be both small and large animal clinical practitioners, and specialist microbiologists in particular, the student and library markets are also very important .


Book information

  • Published: October 2013
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-7234-3237-1

Table of Contents

Section 1: General Procedures in Microbiology
1.Collection and submission of diagnostic specimens
2. Bacterial pathogens: Microscopy, culture and identification
3. Serological diagnosis
4. Molecular techniques in diagnostic microbiology
5. The isolation of viruses and the detection of virus and viral antigens
6. Antimicrobial agents
Section 2: Bacteriology
7. Staphylococcus species
8. The Streptococci and related Cocci
9. Corynebacterium species and Rhodococcus equi
10. The Actinobacteria
11. Mycobacterium species
12. Listeria species
13. Erysipelothrix species
14. Bacillus species
15. Non-spore forming anaerobes
16. Clostridium species
17. Enterobacteriaceae
18. Pseudomonas, Burkholderia and Stenotrophomonas species
19. Aeromonas, Plesiomonas and Vibrio species
20. Actinbacillus species
21. Pasteurella, Mannheimia, Bibersteinia and Avibacterium species
22. Francisella tularensis
23. Brucella species
24. Campylobacter, Arcobacter and Helicobacter species
25. Lawsonia intracellularis
26. Haemophilus and Histophilus species
27. Taylorella equigenitalis
28. Bordetella species
29. Moraxella species
30. Glucose non-fermenting, Gram-negative bacteria
31. The Spirochaetes
32. Miscellaneous Gram-negative bacterial pathogens
33. Chlamydiales
34. The Rickettsiales and Coxiella burnetii
35. The Mycoplasmas (Class: Mollicutes)
36. Mastitis
Section 3: Mycology
37. Introduction to the pathogenic fungi
38. The dermatophytes
39. Aspergillus species and Pneumocystis carinii
40. The pathogenic yeasts
41. The dimorphic fungi
42. The pathogenic Zygomycetes
43. Fungi causing subcutaneous mycoses
44. Mycotoxins and mycotoxicoses
Section 4: Virology (including prions)
45. Parvoviridae
46. Circoviridae
47. Papillomaviridae
48. Adenoviridae
49. Herpesviridae
50. Asfarviridae
51. Poxviridae
52. Picornaviridae
53. Caliciviridae
54. Astroviridae
55. Reoviridae
56. Birnaviridae
57. Flaviviridae
58. Arteriviridae
59. Togaviridae
60. Orthomyxoviridae
61. Paramyxoviridae
62. Coronaviridae
63. Rhabdoviridae
64. Bunyaviridae
65. Retroviridae
66. Bornaviridae
67. Prions (proteinaceous infectious agents)
Section 5: Zoonoses
68. Zoonoses
Section 6: A Systems Approach to Infectious Diseases on a Species Basis
69. Infectious diseases
Appendix 1: Reagents and Stains
Appendix 2: Culture and Transport Media