Case Studies in Veterinary Immunology: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Case Studies in Veterinary Immunology

1st Edition

By Laurel Gershwin

Garland Science

198 pages | 49 Color Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780815344476
pub: 2017-05-01
SAVE ~$11.80
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315165462
pub: 2017-05-01
from $17.50

FREE Standard Shipping!


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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Immunology
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General