220 pages | 169 Color Illus.
Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat is an invaluable resource for information on the clinical presentation, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of the major arthropod-borne diseases of dogs and cats. Also discussed is an array of diagnostic techniques routinely available to veterinarians presented with these diseases. Illustrated in colour throughout, the book incorporates photographs of clinical cases, haematology, cytology and gross and microscopic pathology, which help understand the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.
While its fundamental structure remains unchanged, this new edition adds a chapter on haemoplasma infections as well as a revised chapter on rare, and particularly viral, arthropod-borne diseases of dogs and cats. This new edition is fully updated to reflect the changes and geographical spread of the diseases covered. New for this edition is the inclusion of a series of clinical case studies providing relevant examples of the diseases discussed. In short, the book provides an accessible guide to arthropod-borne infectious disease for veterinarians both in practice and training. With the effects of climate change and increasing international pet travel, this book is a useful addition to every small animal practitioner's library.
"This is a well-written and well-organized book. It provides students, veterinarians, and scientists with an invaluable, evidence-based guide to arthropod-borne pathogens and their associated diseases. This fully updated edition captures recent advances in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of arthropod-borne infectious diseases that are important in dogs and cats." - William Harold Witola, PhD, MSc, BVM (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine), Doody Book Review Service
The book has contributions from leading researchers and is right up to date… It is well-written, easy-to-read and gives useful background. This book will be useful for veterinary students and early career researchers as well as small animal practitioners.
—Diana Williams, Veterinary Parasitology Research Group, in Veterinary Record Jan 2018
Praise for previous editions:
"The authors have gathered top-notch specialists to cover some of the topics… not only should you get this book, you must read it carefully."
—The Veterinary Times
"This beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book should be in every practice library."
—The Veterinary Record
Introduction: Companion Animal Arthropod-Borne Diseases and ‘One Health’
Michael J. Day
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
Michael J. Day
Laboratory Diagnosis of Arthropod-borne Infections
Luca Ferasin and Luigi Venco
Babesiosis and Cytauxzoonosis
Emi Barker and Séverine Tasker
Gad Baneth and Nancy Vincent-Johnson
Gad Baneth, Xavier Roura and Laia Solano-Gallego
Reinhard K. Straubinger
Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis
Shimon Harrus, Trevor Waner, and Anneli Bjöersdorff
Casey Barton Behravesh and Rob Massung
Rare Arthropod-borne Infections of Dogs and Cats
Martin Pfeffer, Gerhard Dobler, and Michael Leschnik