952 pages | 1502 Color Illus. | 204 B/W Illus.
Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles, Second Edition provides definitive information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious diseases affecting reptiles. It features stunning high-quality color photos of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic images of infectious diseases of reptiles. Editor Elliott Jacobson draws on his own photography collection, and his wealth of experience spanning over 40 years in the research of infectious diseases and veterinary care of reptiles.
Beginning with a thorough review of the biology, anatomy, and histology of reptiles, the introductory chapters cover all major systems and provide the most complete single source for color images of reptile histology. The book addresses the mechanism of reptile immunology and the response to pathogens, and explains how immunological response is key to differential diagnosis. It provides an overview of electron microscopy, complete with electron micrographs of reptile pathogens, and introduces the necessity of molecular methods for diagnosis. Finally, the book devotes several chapters to the viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases known to reptiles and methods for isolating these pathogens.
With up-to-the-minute data, a breath-taking array of images, and a panel of expert contributors, this new edition of Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles is the definitive resource for veterinary pathologists, zoo or wildlife veterinarians, and the increasing number of private practice veterinarians seeing reptiles kept as exotic pets. It will also be ideal reading for veterinary students specialising in exotics, candidates for ACZM accreditation, and private breeders and hobbyists.
Already a comprehensive reference, a new volume covering non-infectious diseases of reptiles has now been added to create a two-volume set, Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles. This includes definitive information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious and noninfectious diseases affecting reptiles.
As we struggle to conserve reptile populations in the 21st century, we must have a deep understanding of their infectious diseases. This text, written by many of the world’s top herpetological pathologists and clinicians, definitively covers the subject. It is essential reading for veterinary pathologists, zoological and conservation medicine clinicians, herpetologists, and their students.
-- Charles J. Innis VMD DABVP, Director of Animal Health, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA 02110
This two-volume set, Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles: Color Atlas and Text, takes the understanding of reptilian diagnostics to a new level. Never has a book covered biology, diagnostics, infectious and noninfectious diseases in such a comprehensive, in depth approach. Whether studying for advanced certification, needing information for research or investigating clinical cases, this publication is a must have.
-- Douglas Mader, MS, DVM, DABVP (C/F, R/A), DECZM (Herpetology), Marathon Veterinary Hospital, FL
Elliott Jacobson and Michael Garner…these two legends in reptile biology, disease, and medicine have at long last come together to produce a two-volume reference that is not only unparalleled in its depth and the combined experience of its editors and contributing authors, but is also an absolute must-have for anyone interested in any aspect of herpetological science and medicine.
-- Bruce Williams, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, Senior Pathologist, Veterinary Service, Joint Pathology Center
Pathologists have always been central to herpetological medicine and surgery. Originally because they were the only ones that actually knew what was going on…although admittedly following death and necropsy. I remember John Cooper telling me that Edward Elkan (a notable father of reptile pathology) would refuse to have anything to do with a sick reptile until after it had died. Times have changed and with increasing ante-mortem diagnostics, we are so much better at diagnosing and treating this group of vertebrates. However, the importance of the pathologist has never been greater, and the complexity of their discipline continues to increase. There has to be a symbiotic relationship between clinician and pathologist. This book will be a pillar for the specialty, and essential to both clinicians and pathologist alike.
-- Stephen J. Divers, BVetMed, DZooMed, DECZM(Herp), DECZM(ZHM), DACZM, FRCVS
Overview of biology, anatomy, and histology of reptiles. Immunology of Reptiles. Hematology of reptiles with focus on circulating inflammatory cells. Reptile necropsy techniques. Host Response to Infectious Agents and Identification of Pathogens in Tissue Section. Introduction to Basic Cytodiagnosis. Identifying Reptile Pathogens Using. Electron Microscopy. Molecular Diagnostics. Serodiagnostics. Viruses and Viral Diseases of Reptiles. Bacterial Diseases of Reptiles. Mycotic Diseases of Reptiles. Parasites and Parasitic Diseases of Reptiles. Isolation of Pathogens.