3rd Edition

Day's Veterinary Immunology Principles and Practice

By Brian Catchpole, Harm HogenEsch Copyright 2023
    432 Pages 348 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    432 Pages 348 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Michael Day's Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice is the adopted text in numerous veterinary schools throughout the world. Updated and revised by Brian Catchpole and Harm HogenEsch with advances in knowledge since 2014, this third edition reflects the rapid developments in the field internationally, while preserving the strengths of Day's original writing. It adds numerous case studies demonstrating the clinical context across companion and farm animals.

    The textbook presents information on commonly used diagnostic test procedures and includes learning objectives at the start and key points at the end of each chapter, standard symbols in diagrams throughout the text to provide continuity, clinical examples and clinicopathological figures throughout, and a glossary of terms and list of commonly used abbreviations. Short animations are viewable via the Support Materials tab on the Routledge webpage, adding a new element of practical application.

    Exploring the immunological principles of both large and small animals, the book emphasizes immunological principles while applying them to disease processes and to clinical practice. It provides a practical textbook for veterinary students and a handy reference for practitioners.

    Chapter 1: An overview of the immune system: Important concepts and principles of innate and adaptive immunity

    Chapter 2: Cells and tissues of the immune system

    Chapter 3: Innate immunity

    Chapter 4: Lymphocyte development

    Chapter 5: The major histocompatibility complex and antigen presentation

    Chapter 6: Cytokines, chemokines and their receptors

    Chapter 7: The biology of T lymphocytes

    Chapter 8: Antibody structure and function

    Chapter 9: The biology of B lymphocytes

    Chapter 10: Immunodiagnostics: Serology, immunoassays and measurement of cell-mediated immunity

    Chapter 11: The immune response to infectious agents

    Chapter 12: Immune evasion by pathogens

    Chapter 13: Vaccination

    Chapter 14: Immune system ontogeny and neonatal immunology

    Chapter 15: Immunological tolerance and immune suppression

    Chapter 16: Immunodeficiency

    Chapter 17: Hypersensitivity reactions

    Chapter 18: Hypersensitivity disorders and allergic disease

    Chapter 19: Autoimmunity and autoimmune disease

    Chapter 20: Cancer immunology and immune system neoplasia

    Chapter 21: Immunotherapy

    Chapter 22: Case studies in clinical immunology


    Brian Catchpole is Professor of Companion Animal Immunology at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. He graduated from the RVC in 1992 and after a period of time in veterinary clinical practice, returned to London to undertake a Wellcome Trust veterinary research training fellowship in the Infection & Immunity group at King’s College London. After gaining his PhD, he returned to the RVC, initially as a postdoctoral research fellow and subsequently as a member of academic staff. Brian’s research is focused on canine immunology, including studies into infectious disease (leptospirosis), immunosenescence, cancer immunotherapy and immune-mediated disease in dogs. Brian has been teaching immunology to veterinary undergraduates for the past 20 years.

    Harm HogenEsch is a Distinguished Professor of Immunopathology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his DVM degree from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and PhD in immunology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. He worked for 3 years at the Institute for Aging and Vascular Research in Leiden, the Netherlands, before joining Purdue University. Harm’s research interests include vaccine development and the immunopathology of allergic skin disease. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and 22 book chapters. Harm teaches an immunology course for first year veterinary students and graduate students.

    Praise for the previous editions

    "Information is clearly presented and well written, layering immunological knowledge with each chapter. I found the chapter lengths perfect – providing comprehensive information without being overwhelming. The objectives of each chapter are defined at the beginning and key points concisely reviewed at the end, allowing easy navigation and assisting comprehension. The excellent illustrations are a boon for visual learners. Immunological systems, diagnostic test procedures, clinical disease, therapy, and recent developments in the field are explored. Finally a series of case studies helps bring together and test your understanding. ... A practical textbook for students and handy reference for clinicians. ... the authors kept a challenging subject alive with analogy, illustration and clear explanations, providing a basic knowledge of immune function and clearly relating this to clinical practice. I would recommend this book to anyone challenged, intrigued or inspired by veterinary immunology."
    —Caroline Blundell, BVetMed CertSAM RCVS, in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

    "... an excellent tool to understand the basic principles of immunology and veterinary immunology. ... updated with the most recent advances in veterinary immunology developments. ... the basic knowledge provided is always practice-oriented, with practical examples on disease pathogenesis and diagnosis. This is why this book is not only a useful tool for undergraduates, but also for postgraduate veterinarians either doing a PhD, internship or residency in any area of veterinary medicine. But it is also a useful tool for veterinary clinicians who are keen to have a solid and deeper understanding of the immunology of diseases and routine procedures (such as vaccination or immunotherapy). ... The format of this book is very helpful, with a great number of illustrations and graphics that I found extremely valuable to gain understanding of difficult concepts or mechanisms, as well as the learning objectives and key points boxes in each chapter."
    —Albert Lloret, DVM, in European Journal of Companion Animal Practice

    "…an excellent companion to veterinary science students in their study of immunology and for the practising veterinarian interested in gaining a greater understanding of the principles behind clinical immunology."
    —Australian Veterinary Journal

    "This is a wonderful tool, very clearly designed and beautifully illustrated.. the reader is guided very logically in a journey of discovery of the immune system …and the authors are keen on explaining clearly the latest knowledge in their field."
    —Tomorrow’s Vets

    "Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice is exactly the type of textbook necessary for teaching immunology to veterinary students. It is also an excellent reference for practitioners and residents who need to review immunology in preparation for board examinations. The format of the book is inviting, with diagrams or photographs on most pages. Tables with pertinent information are well placed and easily understood. Having taught immunology to veterinary students at the University of California -Davis for over 30 years, I appreciate the logical order in which the material is presented. ... a concise, well-written, and well-illustrated book that will be very useful for teaching veterinary immunology."
    —Laurel J. Gershwin, DVM, PhD, DACVM, University of California-Davis, in Vet Med Today: Book Reviews, JAVMA