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Infectious Diseases of the Horse
Diagnosis, pathology, management, and public health

ISBN 9781840761658
Published March 27, 2013 by CRC Press
666 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

A clinician and a pathologist have collaborated to produce this thorough and balanced account of infectious diseases affecting horses. 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. A section on differential diagnosis is then provided to support clinical decision-making, followed by a review of current thinking on the zoonotic aspects of equine infectious diseases, and a guide to clinical pathology to underline its diagnostic importance.

Infectious Diseases of the Horse is illustrated throughout by a wealth of clinical and microscopic images, and is of value to all veterinary practitioners, scientists, students, technicians and nurses working with horses.

Table of Contents

Bacterial diseases:
Anaplasma phagocytophilum. Neorickettsia risticii. Bartonella henselae. Brucella sp.. Burkholderia mallei. Burkholderia pseudomallei. Bordetella bronchiseptica. Taylorella equigenitalis. Francisella tularensis. Legionella pneumophila. Coxiella burnetti. Moraxella spp.. Escherichia coli. Salmonella sp.. Pasteurella. Yersinia enterocolitica. Actinobacillus lignieresii. Actinobacillus equuli. Lawsonia intracellularis. Campylobacter sp.. Helicobacter equorum. Clostridium botulinum. Clostridium difficile. Clostridium perfringens. Clostridium piliforme. Clostridium tetani. Mycoplasma sp.. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae. Bacillus anthracis. Listeria monocytogenes. Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Streptococcus equi subsp. equi. Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus. Actinomyces spp.. Dermatophilus congolensis. Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis. Tuberculosis. Nocardia spp.. Rhodococcus equi. Chlamydophila sp.. Borrelia burgdorferi. Leptospira interrogans. Bacteroidaceae & Fusobacteriaceae. Botryomycosis.

Viral diseases:
Equine Adenovirus. Equine herpesvirus (EHV). Suid herpesvirus 1. Bovine and Equine Papillomavirus (BPV versus EcPV). Horse pox. Equine Arteritis Virus (EAV). West Nile Virus (WNV): WNV and Kunjin virus. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV)/Murray Valley encephalitis virus (MVE). Equine influenza virus. Borna disease (BDV). Hendra virus (HeV). Equine rhinitis virus. African Horse Sickness (AHS). Equine Infectious Anemia Virus (EIAV). Rotavirus. Rabies. Vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus (VSNJV) and Vesicular stomatitis Indiana virus (VSIV). Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis virus (EEEV). Western Equine Encephalitis virus. Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis. Getah Virus and Ross River virus (RRV): Ross River virus and Sagiyama virus.

Klossiella equi. Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Cryptosporidiosis. Eimeria leuckarti. Babesiosis/Piroplasmosis. Giardia duodenalis. Trypanosomosis.

Fungal diseases:
Invasive mycoses. Equine histoplasmosis.

Gasterophilus sp.. Mites. Lice.

Fasciola hepatica. Anoplocephala sp.. Echinococcus sp.. Strongyloides westeri. Halicephalobus gingivalis. Strongylus sp.. Cyathostomum sp.. Dictyocaulus arnfieldi. Parelaphostrongylus tenuis. Parascaris equorum. Oxyuris equi. Probstmayria vivipara. Thelazia lacrymalis. Setaria equine.

Appendices: Differential diagnoses. (Potential) Zoonoses. Clinical pathology.

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"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