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2nd Edition

Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat

ISBN 9781498708241
Published April 11, 2016 by CRC Press
232 Pages 169 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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Edited by

Michael J. Day, BSc, BVMS(Hons), PhD, DSc, DiplECVP, FASM, FRCPath, FRCVS, professor of veterinary pathology, University of Bristol, UK