This second edition of a bestseller details the manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of immune-related disease in the dog and cat. It is illustrated throughout in full color, to show and explain to the reader as clearly as possible the complicated principles of disease and immunodiagnostic tests, supported by clinical cases, gross and histopathology, cytology, hematology, immunohistochemistry and other immunological tests.
Table of Contents
The Basis of Immune-Mediated Disease
Immune-Mediated Haematological Disease
Immune-Mediated Skin Disease
Immune-Mediated Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disease
Immune-Mediated Alimentary Disease
Immune-Mediated Respiratory and Cardiac Disease
Immune-Mediated Endocrine Disease
Immune-Mediated Renal and Reproductive Disease
Immune-Mediated Ocular Disease
Immune System Neoplasia
Multisystem and Intercurrent Immune-Mediated Disease
Disease, of the Lymphoid Tissue
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Praise for the Previous Edition:
It is rare to come across a text on an aspect of small animal veterinary medicine that fills a niche so well. The book sets the standard for texts on small animal immunology…...will make an excellent addition to any contemporary veterinary library.
…the author’s stated goal [a unique textbook that leads the reader from basic immunological principles to their practical application in the diagnosis and treatment of immune-mediated diseases of the major companion animal species] has been achieved… The transitions between chapters and sections are seamless, and make for a smooth read… The basic immunology sections are extremely well written, succinct, and very clearly scribed with love of the subject… Michael Day has condensed the relevant information into a very palatable read… excellent colour diagrams and photographs…. very useful for all residents preparing themselves for certifying exams… refreshingly up to date… the author makes a point of comparing and contrasting these different [geographical] approaches… I was particularly pleased to see a review of monoclonal antibody therapy, gene therapy, and transplantation… One of the greatest strengths of this book is the quality and number of its illustrations… one of the finest veterinary immunology textbooks I have seen, and I recommend it to all veterinarians who would like to understand the basis of these fascinating immunological diseases with which we work.
—Valerie A. Fadok, Veterinary Dermatology, December 2010
This second edition is a useful and concise reference for understanding diseases of the immune system. The figures and diagrams are among the best features of the book. The updates to basic immunobiology, diagnostic and treatment options, and vaccination protocol issues are important for practitioners to be aware of and fully justify replacing the original edition of this book. (3 stars)
—Amy MacNeill, DVM, PhD, DACVP, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Doody's Review Service