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Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat

2nd Edition

By Michael J Day

CRC Press

464 pages | 868 Color Illus.

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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.


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

Table of Contents


Basic Immunology

Immunopathological Mechanisms

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

Immunodeficiency Disease

Immune System Neoplasia

Multisystem and Intercurrent Immune-Mediated Disease

Disease, of the Lymphoid Tissue



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal