Equine Infectious Diseases , 2nd Edition

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Edited by Debra C. Sellon, DVM, PhD, DACVIM and Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
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9781455708918
Publication Date
28-10-2013
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  • Full-color photos and illustrations provide clear, accurate representations of the clinical appearance of infectious diseases.
  • Features the most recent information on the global threat of newly emergent diseases such as African Horse Sickness.
  • Includes a comprehensive section on the prevention and control of infectious diseases.
  • More than 60 expert contributors share their knowledge and expertise in equine infectious disease.
  • A companion CD-ROM, packaged with the book, includes complete references linked to PubMed.

Ideal for both practitioners and students, Equine Infectious Diseases, 2nd Edition covers the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease in horses. Organized by infectious agent - viral, bacterial and rickettsial, protozoal, and fungal - it includes complete coverage of the individual diseases caused by each type of agent. A section on clinical problems offers effective treatment for conditions such as ocular infections, CNS infections, and skin infections. Preventing and controlling infectious disease outbreaks is addressed with information on epidemiology, biosecurity, antimicrobial therapy, and recognizing foreign equine diseases.


Key Features
  • Public health considerations presented in nearly every chapter discuss zoonotic disease potential and precautions, as well as other public health concerns.
  • Appendix of infectious disease rule-outs for medical problems shows which symptoms may indicate specific infectious diseases with cross-references to the chapters in which they are discussed.
  • Antimicrobial drug formulary appendix provides information on adjusting dosages on the basis of clinical and toxicologic data.
  • Appendix for vaccination guidelines for horses in North America helps horse traders understand the necessary steps to avoid hefty fines and even license suspensions for non-compliance.
  • The most up-to-date immunization recommendations for horses in North America, organized by foals/weanlings, yearlings, performance horses, pleasure horses, and broodmares.
  • Easy access to references on PubMed links you to the original abstracts, with content updates to keep you aware of new infectious diseases and their impact on people and animals, as well as stunning downloadable images.
  • Full-color photos and illustrations provide clear, accurate representations of clinical appearances of infectious diseases.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9781455708918
Author Informaiton Edited by Debra C. Sellon, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA and Maureen Long, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, College of Vet Medicine; University of Florida
Published Reviews "Equine Infectious Diseases is a complete up-to-date review essential for both the general equine practitioner and the specialist, covering both common and rare infectious diseases of the horse, with an international collection of contributors from USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Australia and South Africa.
While this book is a complete and detailed review of infectious diseases in horses, with the latest information on diagnosis, treatment and control of infectious diseases, it is also easy to read, the information is clinically relevant for the practitioner and information is easily accessed. This book is highly recommended for all veterinarians involved in equine practice."

Cynthia Donnellan VBSc (hons) Mmedvet, April 2008

EQUINE INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Authors: D C Sellon and M Long
Publisher: Saunders


This is an extremely comprehensive and detailed reference book on infectious diseases of horses with contributions from many world renowned experts in their various fields. It covers both organ system infections and discussion of specific viral, bacterial, rickettsial, fungal and parasitic diseases and has a final section on the prevention and control of infectious diseases. Recognition, treatment and control of infectious diseases remains the cornerstone of clinical equine practice, never more so now climate change is leading to the spread of disease vectors and bringing diseases previously considered exotic to more temperate regions of the world.

Inevitably, the book has a North American bias, as the editors are based at North American Universities and the majority of the contributors are based in North America. Nevertheless, this does not detract from its value as a reference book. The chapters are extremely well illustrated and include a wide variety of illustrations of clinical cases, pathological specimens and histological slides. There is extensive discussion of the laboratory diagnosis of each disease with detailed information on the biochemical characterisation of each organism. Detailed references are included on an easy to use CD-ROM.

Unfortunately, given the rapidly changing nature of infectious diseases, some subjects are already out of date. For example, no mention is made of the recent Irish outbreak of Equine Infectious Anaemia and the unusual epidemiological features of this outbreak.

This is an extremely comprehensive, well illustrated summary of equine infectious disease and I can thoroughly recommend it to all those who wish to obtain detailed summaries of the major equine diseases. The section on Prevention and Control of infectious diseases is particularly useful in illustrating the approach to diagnosis and control of infectious diseases, with detailed discussion of epidemiology, biosecurity and antimicrobial therapy.

With the ever increasing international travel of horses and climate changes it has never been more important for equine veterinary surgeons to be alert to the possibilities of new and emerging diseases in the U.K. This book will provide an essential reference for all those wishing to be informed on both familiar and less familiar infectious diseases of horses.

Reviewed by David Dugdale at Greenwood Ellis and Partners for EVJ
Table of Content

Section I: Clinical Problems

1. Respiratory Tract Infections

2. Cardiovascular Infections

3. Gastrointestinal and Peritoneal Infections

4. Central Nervous System Infections

5. Infections of Muscle, Joint and Bone

6. Neonatal Septicemia

7. Infections of Skin

8. Reproductive Tract Infections and Abortion

9. Urinary Tract Infections

10. Ocular Infections

11. Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

Section II: Viral Diseases

12. Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Infections

13. Equine Influenza

14. Equine Herpesviruses

15. Equine Viral Arteritis

16. African Horse Sickness

17. Miscellaneous Viral Respiratory Diseases

18. Viral Diarrhea

19. Rabies

20. Alphavirus Encephalitides

21. Flavivirus Encephalitides

22. Borna Disease

23. Equine Infectious Anemia

24. Vesicular Stomatitis

25. Papillomavirus Infections

26. Miscellaneous Viral Diseases

Section III: Bacterial and Rickettsial Diseases

27. Laboratory Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

28. Streptococcal infections

29. Staphylococcal Infections

30. Dermatophilosis

31. Rhodococcus Equi Infection

32. Leptospirosis

33. Lyme Borreliosis

34. Lawsonia Intracellularis

35. Salmonellosis

36. Glanders and Farcy

37. Brucellosis

38. Contagious Equine Metritis

39. Anaplasma Phagocytophila Infection

40. Neorickettsia Risticii Infection

41. Enteric Clostridial Infections

42. Systemic Clostridial Infections

43. Botulism

44. Tetanus

45. Miscellaneous Bacterial Infections

Section IV: Fungal Diseases

46. Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Diseases

47. Coccidiomycosis  

48. Sporotricosis

49. Candidiasis

50. Dermatophytosis

51. Pythiosis and Zygomycosis

52. Aspergillosis

53. Miscellaneous Fungal Infections

Section V: Parasitic Diseases

54. Laboratory Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases

55. Protozoal Myeloencephalitis

56. Piroplasmosis

57. Nematode Infections

58. Cestode Infections

59. Ectoparasites

60. Miscellaneous Parasitic Infections

  

Section VI: Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

61. Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

62. Biosecurity and Control of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

63. Infectious Diseases and International Movement of Horses

64. Immunoprophylaxis

65. Antimicrobial Therapy  

66. Immunotherapy

  

Appendices

Infectious Disease Rule-outs for Medical Problems  

Laboratory Testing for Infectious Diseases

Manufacturers of Diagnostic Test Kits and Products

Antimicrobial Drug Formulary

Publication Date 28-10-2013
Pages 650
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
Stock Status In Stock
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