Infectious Diseases of the Horse Diagnosis, pathology, management, and public health
A clinician and a pathologist collaborate to create a comprehensive yet practical book about established infectious diseases of horses, categorised according to the different pathogens. The book evaluates the latest diagnostic aids, including rapid developments in molecular biology, while emphasising that they are no substitute for clinical observation and skills. The majority of equine infectious diseases caused by microbes and parasites are covered - bacterial, viral, protozoan, fungal, ectoparasitic and helminthic. Practical appendices contain a list of differential diagnoses based on clinical signs to support clinical decision-making, a list of zoonoses and reportable diseases, and an elaborate illustrated appendix on clinical pathology and haematology.
Thoroughly updated a decade after the release of the original text, the book continues to be concise and easy to understand and remains an important resource for uncommon conditions. It adds new sections on pythiosis, equine encephalosis/Peruvian horse sickness virus, Acinetobacter baumanii, enteric coronavirus-induced disease, and viral hepatitis, as well as updated nomenclature according to the latest reference databases. The most dynamic changes in veterinary medicine concern the development of new molecular diagnostic techniques and therapies, and these have been updated with most recent references throughout this second edition. Finally, the exceptional, full-colour clinical and microscopic images are showcased in a larger format.
Infectious Diseases of the Horse is a valuable resource for all veterinary practitioners, scientists, pathologists, students, technicians and nurses working with horses.
Chapter 1: Bacterial diseases.
Chapter 2: Viral diseases.
Chapter 3: Protozoal diseases.
Chapter 4: Fungal diseases.
Chapter 5: Ectoparasitical diseases.
Chapter 6: Helmintic diseases.
Appendix 1 Differential diagnoses.
Appendix 2 (Potential) Zoonoses.
Appendix 3 Clinical pathology.
"I love this book! It is clear and concise, and very easy to understand. The simple format allows easy access to each disease and the images are brilliant, and gory, and delightful! My personal favourite section is the Appendices: I love the differential diagnosis segment, allowing an easy reference for both students and clinicians without having to go through every disease to find a certain set of clinical signs. This book is brilliant for students, especially those in their clinical years or revising for their final examinations. It also encourages lateral thinking, due to the use of differential diagnoses showing other things that could be represented."
- Sophie Neasham, fourth year Veterinary student, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Slovakia
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION
"This is an excellent review of infectious diseases in horses which occur worldwide. … The colour plates are stunning and really add to the text. … The chapters are very easy to follow so that this makes an ideal reference book for veterinary practitioners as well as veterinary students. … It is a must for all equine practice libraries and it is extremely well referenced so it will be well used in veterinary college libraries. … I strongly recommend its purchase."
- Graham Duncanson in Veterinary Practice
"A useful overview … often well illustrated with colour photographs, and these photographs are a real strength of the book."
- Robert M. Christley in Veterinary Record
"The first thing that strikes you as you browse through this book are the amazing colour plates of clinical disease … extremely useful to the equine clinician, but would also be of great interest as a reference for students, as well as interns and residents in equine medicine and pathology. It is a great source of information, with the same depth of knowledge for each disease and all conveniently located for the user."
- L. Begg in Australian Veterinary Journal