Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat
Edited by: Susan E. Shaw, Michael J. Day
- Publisher: --
- Edition: (2005)
- Language: English
- Pages: 128 pages
- ISBN: 978-1-84076-057-6
Gad Baneth, Malcolm Bennett, Richard Birtles, Anneli Bjoersdorff, Kevin Bown, Luca Ferasin, Luis Ferrer, Craig E. Greene, Shimon Harrus, Emil Hovius, Peter Irwin, Martin Kenny, David H. Knight, Kieron Pitts, Nancy Vincent-Johnson, Richard Wall, Trevor Waner
In recent years there has been growing international focus on the importance of emerging and re-emerging arthropod-borne diseases in both human and veterinary medicine. Increasingly these diseases are being diagnosed and treated in veterinary practice.
In this book the authors first discuss the overall significance of this group of diseases, plus arthropod biology and immunology, and current laboratory diagnostic methods, followed by individual chapters on each disease entity, grouped by causative organism (protozoan, bacterial, viral). Each chapter covers background aetiology and epidemiology, including the role of wildlife species and zoonotic effects, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment. The book is illustrated throughout in colour and contains photographs of clinical cases, haematology, cytology and gross and microscopic pathology.
The book aims to provide, in a single reference source, an accessible guide to arthropod-borne infectious disease for veterinarians in practice and training.
Preface: The emergence and re-emergence of arthropod-borne infectious disease
- Arthropod vectors of infectious disease: biology and control
- The role of wildlife and wildlife reservoirs in the maintenance of arthropod-borne infections
- Interaction of the host immune system with arthropods and arthropod-borne infectious agents
- Laboratory diagnosis of arthropod-transmitted infections
- Filaral infections
- Babesiosis and Cytauxzoonosis
- Rickettsial infections
- Other arthropod-borne infectious diseases of dogs and cats