- Clear, concise coverage helps you respond quickly when presented with diseases that could potentially spread between patients, clients, and staff in the veterinary clinic.
- Each disease entry begins with a chart of its potential morbidity (the rate of incidence of a disease) and mortality (death rate), giving you at-a-glance access to the chance of contracting the disease and the severity of the disease if contracted.
- Clinically relevant coverage includes information on the etiology (bacterial, viral, parasitic, etc.), most common nonhuman hosts, transmission modes, course of the disease, clinical signs in animals and humans, diagnostic tests, prevention, and general advice.
- Essential information on preventing the spread of disease helps you educate clients about how to protect themselves and their animals from zoonoses.
- Coverage of diseases such as mad cow disease, West Nile virus, rabies, and anthrax, prepares you to answer client questions about diseases that are in the public eye.
Modes of Transmission
Preventing Zoonotic Diseases
Morbidity and Mortality
PART TWO: Zoonotic Diseases
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (Mad Cow Disease)
Cat Scratch Disease
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
La Crosse Encephalitis
Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium Infections)
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
St. Louis Encephalitis
West Nile Infection
Western Equine Encephalitis