Containing the latest information on pathogenesis and diagnosis, Veterinary Microbiology addresses both specific, defined problems, as well as trends in host/parasite interaction. This book is a complete reference on microbial biology, diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and control. It also provides a foundation of knowledge on pathogens and how they interact with hosts.
- Contains a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of bacterial and fungal agents that cause animal disease, including recently identified organisms as well as the pathogenesis of emerging diseases.
- Features more than 100 full-color illustrations to visually reinforce key concepts.
- The book is logically organized for ease of use and quick reference in the clinical setting.
- Addresses diseases that can affect animal productivity, both for individual animals as well as herd health.
- Discusses the implications of various organisms in biological warfare and bioterrorism.
SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION
1. Evolution of virulence
2. General principles of diagnosis
3. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and principles of antimicrobial therapy
SECTION 2: VETERINARY BACTERIOLOGY
Gram positive aerobic cocci
5. Streptococcus and Enterococcus
Gram positive aerobic rods
6. Actinomyces and Arcanobacterium
9. Dermatophilus and Nocardia
10. Listeria and Erysipelothrix
Gram negative bacteria
13. Escherichia and Shigella
19. Burkholderia and Pseudomonas
20. Aeromonas and Vibrio
21. Moraxella and Neisseria
23. Mannheimia and Pasteurella
24. Haemophilus and Taylorella
27. Infrequently-encountered Gram-negative rods: Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale, Streptobacillus moniliformis, Legionella spp, Riemerella spp, Bartonella spp, and Chromobacterium spp
Curved and spiral-shaped bacteria
28. Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Arcobacter
29. Brachyspira and Serpulina
32. Treponema and Borrelia
Anaerobic Gram positive rods and cocci
34. Other Gram-positive anaerobes
Anaerobic Gram negative rods
38. Prevotella and Porphyromonas
Bacteria without cell walls
39. Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma
Obligate intracellular bacteria
40. Anaplasma, Eperythrozoon, and Hemobartonella
41. Chlamydia and Chlamydophila
42. Coxiella and Cowdria
44. Rickettsia and Neorickettsia
SECTION 3: VETERINARY MYCOLOGY
45. Introduction to veterinary mycology
46. Cutaneous mycoses
47. Subcutaneous mycoses
48. Systemic mycoses
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