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.
- Comprehensive coverage of vaccines and vaccine usage, allergies and allergic diseases, and autoimmunity and immunodeficiencies, prepare you for the multiple immunologic issues you will encounter in practice.
- A wealth of clinical examples clearly illustrate key concepts and offer practical strategies for diagnosing and treating immunologic disorders in the clinical setting.
- More than 500 full-color diagrams and illustrations visually demonstrate and clarify complex issues.
- The Defense of the Body
- Innate Immunity: The Recognition of Invaders
- Innate Immunity: Proinflammatory and Antimicrobial Mediators
- Innate Immunity: Neutrophils and Phagocytosis
- Innate Immunity: Macrophages and Recovery from Inflammation
- Systemic Responses to Inflammation
- Innate Immunity: The Complement System
- Cell Signaling: Cytokines and Their Receptors
- Antigens: Triggers of Adaptive Immunity
- Dendritic Cells and Antigen Processing
- The Major Histocompatibility Complex
- Organs of the Immune System
- Helper T Cells and Their Response to Antigen
- B Cells and Their Response to Antigen
- Antibodies: Soluble Antigen Receptors
- How Antigen-Binding Receptors are made
- T-Cell Function and the Destruction of Cell-Associated Invaders
- The Third Lymphocyte Population: Natural Killer Cells
- Regulation of Adaptive Immunity
- Immunity in the Fetus and Newborn
- Immunity at Body Surfaces
- Vaccines and Their Production
- The Use of Vaccines
- Immunity to Bacteria and Fungi
- Immunity to Viruses
- Immunity to Parasites
- Type I Hypersensitivity
- Red Cell Antigens and Type II Hypersensitivity
- Immune Complexes and Type III Hypersensitivity
- Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed Hypersensitivity
- Organ Graft Rejection
- Resistance to Tumors
- Autoimmunity: General Principles
- Organ-Specific Autoimmune Diseases
- The Systemic Immunological Diseases
- Primary Immunodeficiencies
- Secondary Immunological Defects
- Drugs and Other Agents That Affect the Immune System
- The Evolution of the Immune System
- Immunodiagnostic Techniques
Appendix 1: Annotated List Of Selected CD Molecules
Appendix 2: Some Selected Cytokines
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- 23rd April 2012
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University Distinguished Professor of Immunology Emeritus, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
"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
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