Veterinary Immunology Principles and Practice
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Michael J. Day, BSc BVMS PhD DSc FASM DiplECVP MRCPath FRCVS
Professor of Veterinary Pathology, School of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, UK
Softcover, 256 pages 261 x 194 mm page size 320 colour and b/w illustrations 19 tables
ISBN: 978-1-84076-143-6 Publication year: 2010
In consultation with
Ronald D. Schultz, BS, MS, PhD, DACVM
Professor of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
The author's masterly Clinical Immunology of the Dog & Cat (1st edition 1998, 2nd edition 2008) is used around the world as the text and reference of choice in small animal immunology.
This new textbook, written in consultation with Professor Ronald Schultz, is designed to accompany and complement the teaching of immunology within the veterinary curriculum. The author broadens the range of species covered to include large animals as well as small, provides clear learning objectives, and focuses on immunological principles while applying them to the disease process and to clinical practice.
The book uniquely contains 15 case studies dealing with clinically significant immune-mediated diseases, and is illustrated throughout by top-quality colour diagrams and photographs. The result is a concise, affordable and practical textbook for veterinary students and a handy reference for practitioners.
Contents:1.An overview of the immune system. 2.Antigens and antibodies 3.The complement system 4.Serological testing 5.Cells and Tissues of the Immune system 6.The major histocompatibility 7.Complex Antigen presentation and cytokines 8.The biology of T lymphocytes 9.The biology of B lymphocytes 10.Testing of cellular immune function 11.Immune suppression 12.Hypersensitivity mechanisms 13.The immune response to infectious agents 14.Cancer immunology and immune system neoplasia 15.Immunological tolerance 16.Autoimmunity and autoimmune disease 17.Allergy 18.Immune system ontogeny and neonatal immunology 19.Immunodeficiency 20.Vaccination 21.Immunotherapy 22.Case studies in clinical immunology Glossary Index