Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases

Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases

1st Edition - July 26, 2013

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  • Author: Jane Sykes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323241946
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781437707953

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Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases is a practical, up-to-date resource covering the most important and cutting-edge advances in the field. Presented by a seasoned educator in a concise, highly visual format, this innovative guide keeps you current with the latest advances in this ever-changing field. 80 case studies illustrate the clinical relevance of the major infectious disease chapters.

Key Features

  • Well-organized Major Infectious Diseases chapters break down content by etiologic agent and epidemiology, clinical signs and their pathophysiology, physical examination findings, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, immunity, prevention, and public health implications.
  • Over 80 case studies illustrate how the information provided can be applied in everyday practice.
  • Logical approach to laboratory diagnosis guides you through all the steps needed to accurately diagnose and treat viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and algal diseases.
  • Practical protocols provided by expert clinicians guide you in the management of canine and feline patients suspected to have infectious diseases, including handling, disinfection, isolation, and vaccination protocols.
  • Over 500 full color images – geographic distribution maps, life cycle drawings, and hundreds of color photographs – visually illustrate and clarify complex issues.
  • Easy-to-understand tables and boxes make content quickly accessible, eliminating the need to sort through dense text for critical information in the clinical setting.

Table of Contents


    Section 1. Laboratory Diagnosis of Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases

    1. Isolation in Cell Culture

    2. Immunoassays

    3. Isolation and Identification of Aerobic and Anaerobic Bacteria

    4. Isolation and Identification of Fungi

    5. Nucleic Acid Detection Assays

    Section 2. Anti-Infective Therapy

    6. Principles of Anti-Infective Therapy

    7. Antiviral and Immunomodulatory Drugs

    8. Antibacterial Drugs

    9. Antifungal Drugs

    10. Antiprotozoal Drugs

    Section 3. Basic Principles for Infection Control

    11. Infection Control Programs for Dogs and Cats

    12. Immunization


    Section 1. Viral Diseases

    13. Rabies

    14. Canine Parvovirus Infection and Other Viral Enteritides

    15. Canine Distemper Virus Infection

    16. Canine Herpesvirus Infection

    17. Canine Viral Respiratory Infections

    18. Infectious Canine Hepatitis

    19. Feline Panleukopenia Virus Infection and Other Viral Enteritides

    20. Feline Coronavirus Infection

    21. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

    22. Feline Leukemia Virus Infection

    23. Feline Respiratory Viral Infections

    24. Feline Poxvirus Infection

    25. Pseudorabies

    26. Viral Papillomatosis

    27. Vector-Borne and Other Viral encephalitides

    Section 2. Bacterial Diseases

    28. Ehrlichiosis

    29. Anaplasmosis

    30. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

    31. Salmon Poisoning Disease

    32. Coxiellosis and Q Fever

    33. Chlamydial Infections

    34. Streptococcal and Enterococcal Infections

    35. Staphylococcus Infections

    36. Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections

    37. Anaerobic Infections

    38. Bordetellosis

    39. Cell Wall Deficient Bacterial Infections

    40. Mycoplasma Infections

    41. Hemoplasma Infections

    42. Actinomycosis

    43. Nocardiosis

    44. Mycobacterial Infections

    45. Salmonellosis

    46. Enteric Escherichia coli Infections

    47. Campylobacteriosis

    48. Enteric Clostridial Infections

    49. Gastric Helicobacter-Like Infections

    50. Leptospirosis

    51. Lyme Borreliosis

    52. Bartonellosis

    53. Canine Brucellosis

    54. Tetanus and Botulism

    55. Yersinia Pestis (Plague) and Other Yersiniosis

    56. Tularemia

    57. Bite and Scratch Wound Infections

    Section 3. Fungal and Algal Diseases

    58. Dermatophytosis

    59. Malassezia Infections

    60. Blastomycosis

    61. Histoplasmosis

    62. Cryptococcosis

    63. Coccidioidomycosis

    64. Sporotrichosis

    65. Aspergillosis

    66. Rhinosporidiosis

    67. Candidiasis

    68. Miscellaneous Fungal Diseases

    69. Pythiosis, Lagenidiosis and Zygomycosis

    70. Protothecosis

    71. Pneumocystosis

    Section 4. Protozoal Diseases

    72. Toxoplasmosis

    73. Neosporosis

    74. Leishmaniasis

    75. Babesiosis

    76. Cytauxzoonosis

    77. Canine and Feline Hepatozoonosis

    78. Trypanosomiasis

    79. Giardiasis

    80. Trichomoniasis

    81. Cryptosporidiosis

    82. Isosporiasis

    83. Miscellaneous Protozoal Diseases

    Section 5: Infections of Selected Organ Systems

    84. Pyoderma, Otitis Externa, and Otitis Media

    85. Osteomyelitis, Discospondylitis, and Infectious Arthritis

    86. Infections of the Cardiovascular System

    87. Bacterial Bronchopneumonia and Pyothorax

    88. Intra-Abdominal Infections

    89. Bacterial Infections of the Genitourinary Tract

    90. Bacterial meningitis

    Appendix: Vaccination Schedules for Dogs and Cats

Product details

  • No. of pages: 928
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2013
  • Published: July 26, 2013
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323241946
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781437707953

About the Author

Jane Sykes

Dr. Sykes is the founder of the International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases; a group dedicated to enhancing control of infectious diseases in animals and thus reducing spread of disease. She has authored several book chapters on canine and feline infectious diseases. She reviews manuscripts for several major international veterinary journals and has been an editor for the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has served on the editorial board for American Journal of Veterinary Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Small Animal Clinic; William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and Professor; Department of Medicine and Epidemiology; University of California; Davis, California

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