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

PART I: BASIC PRINCIPLES IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF SMALL ANIMAL INFECTION

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

PART II: MAJOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND THEIR ETIOLOGIC AGENTS

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 In

Details

No. of pages:
928
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323242707
eBook ISBN:
9781437707960
eBook ISBN:
9780323241946
Print 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