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1st Edition

Case Studies in Veterinary Immunology

ISBN 9780815344476
Published May 1, 2017 by Garland Science
208 Pages 49 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Case Studies in Veterinary Immunology presents basic immunological concepts in the context of actual cases seen in clinics. It is intended for veterinary medicine students, interns, residents, and veterinarians, and serves as a valuable supplement and companion to a variety of core immunology textbooks and courses.

The book includes cases describing primary immune system defects, secondary immune system defects, and hypersensitivity and autoimmune disorders, as well as dysproteinemias and lymphoid neoplasia. Drawing on the successful approach of Geha’s Case Studies in Immunology, each representative case is preceded by a discussion of the principles underlying that specific immunological mechanism. The case itself includes the presenting complaint (signalment), physical examination findings, pertinent diagnostic laboratory data, diagnosis, and treatment options. In those instances in which a specific disorder occurs in both animals and humans, the differences and similarities in the immunological mechanisms and manifestations of the disease are explored. End of case questions highlight important concepts and serve as a review aid for students. Details on standard vaccines and vaccination schedules, as well as descriptions of the types of assays used for evaluation of the immune system, are included as appendices.

Table of Contents

1. Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia—Canine
2. Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency—Bovine
3. Cyclic Neutropenia—Canine
4. Chediak–Higashi Syndrome—Feline
5. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency—Equine
6. Selective IgA Deficiency—Canine
7. Failure of Passive Transfer—Equine
8. Feline Leukemia Virus—Feline
9. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus—Feline
10. Bovine Virus Diarrhea Virus—Bovine
11. Marek’s Disease—Avian
12. Infectious Bursal Disease—Avian
13. Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex—Bovine
14. Allergic Asthma—Feline
15: Atopic Dermatitis—Canine
16. Culicoides Hypersensitivity—Equine
17. Systemic Anaphylaxis—Equine
18. Neonatal Isoerythrolysis—Equine
19. Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia—Canine
20. Evan’s Syndrome—Equine
21. Pemphigus Foliaceus—Canine
22. Acquired Myasthenia Gravis—Canine
23. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus—Canine
24. Purpura Hemorrhagica—Equine
25. Contact Dermatitis—Canine
26. Autoimmune Thyroiditis—Canine
27. Recurrent Airway Obstruction—Equine
28. Flea Allergy Dermatitis—Canine
29. Multiple Myeloma—Canine
30. Feline Infectious Peritonitis—Feline
31. Monocytic Ehrlichiosis—Canine
Appendix I: Vaccines and Vaccination Schedules
Appendix II: The Clinical Immunology Laboratory

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