Equine Infectious Diseases

Equine Infectious Diseases

2nd Edition - October 1, 2013

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  • Editors: Debra Sellon, Maureen T. Long
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455751150
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781455708918

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Ideal for both practitioners and students, Equine Infectious Diseases, 2nd Edition covers the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease in horses. Organized by infectious agent — viral, bacterial and rickettsial, protozoal, and fungal — it includes complete coverage of the individual diseases caused by each type of agent. A section on clinical problems offers effective treatment for conditions such as ocular infections, CNS infections, and skin infections. Preventing and controlling infectious disease outbreaks is addressed with information on epidemiology, biosecurity, antimicrobial therapy, and recognizing foreign equine diseases.

Key Features

  • Public health considerations presented in nearly every chapter discuss zoonotic disease potential and precautions, as well as other public health concerns.
  • Appendix of infectious disease rule-outs for medical problems shows which symptoms may indicate specific infectious diseases with cross-references to the chapters in which they are discussed.
  • Antimicrobial drug formulary appendix provides information on adjusting dosages on the basis of clinical and toxicologic data.
  • Appendix for vaccination guidelines for horses in North America helps horse traders understand the necessary steps to avoid hefty fines and even license suspensions for non-compliance.
  • The most up-to-date immunization recommendations for horses in North America, organized by foals/weanlings, yearlings, performance horses, pleasure horses, and broodmares.
  • Easy access to references on PubMed links you to the original abstracts, with content updates to keep you aware of new infectious diseases and their impact on people and animals, as well as stunning downloadable images.
  • Full-color photos and illustrations provide clear, accurate representations of clinical appearances of infectious diseases.

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Clinical Problems

    1. Respiratory Tract Infections

    2. Cardiovascular Infections

    3. Gastrointestinal and Peritoneal Infections

    4. Central Nervous System Infections

    5. Infections of Muscle, Joint and Bone

    6. Neonatal Septicemia

    7. Infections of Skin

    8. Reproductive Tract Infections and Abortion

    9. Urinary Tract Infections

    10. Ocular Infections

    11. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

    Section II: Viral Diseases

    12. Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infections

    13. Equine Influenza

    14. Equine Herpesviruses

    15. Equine Viral Arteritis

    16. African Horse Sickness

    17. Miscellaneous Viral Respiratory Diseases

    18. Viral Diarrhea

    19. Rabies

    20. Alphavirus Encephalitides

    21. Flavivirus Encephalitides

    22. Borna Disease

    23. Equine Infectious Anemia

    24. Vesicular Stomatitis

    25. Papillomavirus Infections

    26. Miscellaneous Viral Diseases

    Section III: Bacterial and Rickettsial Diseases

    27. Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

    28. Streptococcal infections

    29. Staphylococcal Infections

    30. Dermatophilosis

    31. Rhodococcus Equi Infection

    32. Leptospirosis

    33. Lyme Borreliosis

    34. Lawsonia Intracellularis

    35. Salmonellosis

    36. Glanders and Farcy

    37. Brucellosis

    38. Contagious Equine Metritis

    39. Anaplasma Phagocytophila Infection

    40. Neorickettsia Risticii Infection

    41. Enteric Clostridial Infections

    42. Systemic Clostridial Infections

    43. Botulism

    44. Tetanus

    45. Miscellaneous Bacterial Infections

    Section IV: Fungal Diseases

    46. Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases

    47. Coccidiomycosis  

    48. Sporotricosis

    49. Candidiasis

    50. Dermatophytosis

    51. Pythiosis and Zygomycosis

    52. Aspergillosis

    53. Miscellaneous Fungal Infections

    Section V: Parasitic Diseases

    54. Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases

    55. Protozoal Myeloencephalitis

    56. Piroplasmosis

    57. Nematode Infections

    58. Cestode Infections

    59. Ectoparasites

    60. Miscellaneous Parasitic Infections


    Section VI: Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

    61. Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

    62. Biosecurity and Control of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

    63. Infectious Diseases and International Movement of Horses

    64. Immunoprophylaxis

    65. Antimicrobial Therapy  

    66. Immunotherapy



    Infectious Disease Rule-outs for Medical Problems  

    Laboratory Testing for Infectious Diseases

    Manufacturers of Diagnostic Test Kits and Products

    Antimicrobial Drug Formulary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 664
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2013
  • Published: October 1, 2013
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • eBook ISBN: 9781455751150
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781455708918

About the Editors

Debra Sellon

Dr. Sellon is board certified in large animal internal medicine and has a long record of service to the ACVIM. She was the 2010 recipient of their Distinguished Service Award at the 28th annual ACVIM Forum in Anaheim, California. Sellon is currently a Professor of Equine Medicine at Washington State University and the Associate Dean of their Veterinary Medicine Graduate School.

Affiliations and Expertise

Debra C. Sellon, DVM, PhD, DACVIM,Professor, Equine Medicine Washington State University Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences; Associate Dean, Graduate School College of Veterinary Medicine

Maureen T. Long

Dr. Long has an invaluable background that qualifies her to help Dr. Sellon edit the work of countless expert contributors to this title. Dr. Long has an MS and PhD in veterinary science as well as her DVM in veterinary medicine. Her research interests include several equine and large animal infectious diseases, including Ehrlichia risticii, Neospora caninum, and Toxoplasma. Dr. Long performs much of the background research that makes this book possible.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Large Animal Medicine,Department of Comparative, Diagnostic & Population Medicine,College of Veterinary Medicine,University of Florida

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