This book accompanies and complements the teaching of immunology within the veterinary curriculum. It covers large and small animals, and provides clear learning objectives focusing on immunological principles while applying them to the disease process and to clinical practice. The book is case based and illustrated throughout in color.
An Overview of the Immune System: Innate and Adaptive Immunity and the Inflammatory Response. Antigens and Antibodies. The Complement System. Serological Testing. Cells and Tissues of the Immune System. The Major Histocompatibility Complex. Antigen Presentation and Cytokines. The Biology of T Lymphocytes. The Biology of B Lymphocytes. Testing of Cellular Immune Function. Immune Suppression. Hypersensitivity Mechanisms. The Immune Response to Infectious Agents. Cancer Immunology and Immune System Neoplasia. Immunological Tolerance. Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Disease. Allergy. Immune System Ontogeny and Neonatal Immunology. Immunodeficiency. Vaccination. Immunotherapy. Case Studies in Clinical Immunology.