Foreign Animal Diseases
The Gray Book
Edition: 6th., 1998
Historically, practicing veterinarians are among the first to come into contact with or suspect a foreign animal disease either in their hospitals, homes of pet owners, zoological gardens, research institutions, wild-life studies, stockyards, or on farms and ranches. Unfortunately, many of our veterinary teaching institutions (schools and colleges) are giving little if any formal attention to foreign animal diseases. Visual teaching aids, available in the form of slides, films, or electronic sources, can be most informative and leave a more lasting impression of clinical signs than that obtained from lectures alone.
In this edition, we have revised the format, added a glossary, and again included colored photographs in an attempt to make the book more user-friendly to individuals engaged in work with livestock and poultry. The photographs are not intended for making a definitive diagnosis but for helping to recognize some of the signs and lesions that may be seen in foreign animal
diseases and prompting those who observe such signs to seek assistance from trained foreign animal disease diagnosticians. For the most part, suspected foreign animal diseases create emergency situations. Thus, time is critical in efforts to prevent spread of suspect diseases and to obtain a definitive diagnosis.