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Veterinary Immunology

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.

Paperback, 568 Pages

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


    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



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