Veterinary Microbiology: Bacterial and Fungal Agents of Animal Disease by J. Glenn Songer, Karen W. Post. Containing the latest information on pathogenesis and diagnosis, Veterinary Microbiology addresses both specific, defined problems, as well as trends in host/parasite interaction.
Veterinary Microbiology: Bacterial and Fungal Agents of Animal Disease
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.
This is a beautiful text. The pictures are full color, the paper is glossy, the descriptions are concise and clear, and it is not too heavy to carry along. It is well organized. What it is missing is the basic biochemistry of microorganisms, which I could really use along with the text.
Infectious diseases in domestic animals have been documented, with greater or lesser clarity, for millennia. One of our professors told us that the first veterinary school was founded centuries ago specifically to deal with what we now know as contagious bovine pleuropneumonia. This may be apocryphal, but I hope it is true, if only because it strengthens my argument: veterinary infectious diseases, old and new, are constants, despite changes in animals and their genetics, changes in production methods, better understanding of the need and methods for sanitation, and development and application of vaccines and antimicrobials.
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