The book Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat is edited by professor Michael Day – a living legend of veterinary science in the fields of immunology and clinical pathology. All veterinary practitioners in Europe should be familiar with this issue, even though they have never seen some of those diseases. For that reason Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat is a must-have book for a practitioner’s professional library.
-- Nenad Milojković, DVM (Serbia), in FECAVA, June 2019
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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Companion Animal Arthropod-Borne Diseases and ‘One Health’. 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-borne Infections. Filarial Infections. Babesiosis and Cytauxzoonosis. Haemoplasmosis. Hepatozoonosis. Leishmaniosis. Borreliosis. Bartonellosis. Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis. Rickettsial Infections. Rare Arthropod-Borne Infections of Dogs and Cats.
Michael J. Day, BSc, BVMS(Hons), PhD, DSc, DiplECVP, FASM, FRCPath, FRCVS, professor of veterinary pathology, University of Bristol, UK
"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
In the past years, arthropod-borne infectious diseases are gaining more importance in companion animal veterinary medicine. Due to intensified migration of small animals and climate changes, these diseases are no longer present only in their "traditionally" endemic areas, they are spreading to other parts of Europe where they never existed before. The book Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat was edited by professor Michael Day – a living legend of veterinary science in the fields of immunology and clinical pathology. This book is aimed at practitioners, emphasizing clinical signs, diagnostics, therapy and the control of vector-borne diseases. Besides that, the book can also be of use to students of veterinary medicine, because of its simple, effective and understandable approach to the basics in immunology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases in general. All veterinary practitioners in Europe should be familiar with this issue, even though they have never seen some of those diseases. For that reason Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat is a must-have book for a practitioner’s professional library.
-- Nenad Milojkovic, DVM (Serbia), in FECAVA, June 2019
The book has contributions from leading researchers and is right up to date… It is well-written, easy-to-read and gives useful background.