Veterinary Immunology


  • Ian Tizard, PhD, BSc, BVMS, Richard M. Schubot Professor of Exotic Bird Health and Professor of Immunology, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

The only complete resource on immunology for veterinary students and practitioners, Veterinary Immunology: An Introduction features a straightforward presentation of basic immunologic principles with comprehensive information on the most significant immunological diseases and responses seen in domestic animals. This meticulously updated new edition explores the latest advances in the field and provides a wealth of clinical examples that illustrate and clarify important concepts.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-0362-3


"The ninth edition of Veterinary Immunology is a comprehensive and in-depth yet concise text on the immunology of domestic (and some non-domestic) species, designed for veterinary students and practitioners...Throughout Veterinary Immunology there are numerous brief clinical examples to highlight the relevance of immunological priniciples to clinical practice...This us valuable in engaging students for whom preclinical studies. Also particularly useful for studentsis the linking of the text to free online resources such as multiple choice questions. Exploration of vaccines and their usage, to which two chapters are devoted, allows both practitioners and students to gain greater immunological perspective of this topic. Overal, Veterinary Immunology is an excellent textbook and is recommended for students and practitioners alike."

Australian Veterinary Journal, February 2013

Table of Contents

  1. The Defense of the Body
  2. Innate Immunity: The Recognition of Invaders
  3. Innate Immunity: Proinflammatory and Antimicrobial Mediators
  4. Innate Immunity: Neutrophils and Phagocytosis
  5. Innate Immunity: Macrophages and Recovery from Inflammation
  6. Systemic Responses to Inflammation
  7. Innate Immunity: The Complement System
  8. Cell Signaling: Cytokines and Their Receptors
  9. Antigens: Triggers of Adaptive Immunity
  10. Dendritic Cells and Antigen Processing
  11. The Major Histocompatibility Complex
  12. Organs of the Immune System
  13. Lymphocytes
  14. Helper T Cells and Their Response to Antigen
  15. B Cells and Their Response to Antigen
  16. Antibodies: Soluble Antigen Receptors
  17. How Antigen-Binding Receptors are made
  18. T-Cell Function and the Destruction of Cell-Associated Invaders
  19. The Third Lymphocyte Population: Natural Killer Cells
  20. Regulation of Adaptive Immunity
  21. Immunity in the Fetus and Newborn
  22. Immunity at Body Surfaces
  23. Vaccines and Their Production
  24. The Use of Vaccines
  25. Immunity to Bacteria and Fungi
  26. Immunity to Viruses
  27. Immunity to Parasites
  28. Type I Hypersensitivity
  29. Red Cell Antigens and Type II Hypersensitivity
  30. Immune Complexes and Type III Hypersensitivity
  31. Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed Hypersensitivity
  32. Organ Graft Rejection
  33. Resistance to Tumors
  34. Autoimmunity: General Principles
  35. Organ-Specific Autoimmune Diseases
  36. The Systemic Immunological Diseases
  37. Primary Immunodeficiencies
  38. Secondary Immunological Defects
  39. Drugs and Other Agents That Affect the Immune System
  40. The Evolution of the Immune System
  41. Immunodiagnostic Techniques

Appendix 1: Annotated List Of Selected CD Molecules

Appendix 2: Some Selected Cytokines