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Concise Review of Veterinary Microbiology

Textbook

By: PJ Quinn (Author), Bryan K Markey (Author), Finola C Leonard (Author), ES Fitzpatrick (Author), S Fanning (Author)

208 pages, illustrations, tables

Wiley-Blackwell

Paperback | Oct 2015 | Edition: 2 | #232097 | ISBN-13: 9781118802700
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About this book

Updated to reflect the latest developments in the field, Concise Review of Veterinary Microbiology, 2nd Edition, presents essential information on veterinary microbiology for students and those requiring a refresher on key topics relating to microbial diseases in animals. Morphological, cultural and other descriptive features of pathogenic microorganisms are described, together with their habitats and aetiological roles in disease production in animals and, where appropriate, in the human population.

Key features:
- There are five sections covering bacteriology, mycology, virology, biosecurity and other aspects of infectious diseases
- Provides concise, yet comprehensive information on pathogenic microorganisms of importance in veterinary medicine, the diseases which they cause, their diagnosis and control
- The 79 short chapters in this book include 13 new chapters on antibacterial resistance, structure and function of the immune system, antifungal chemotherapy, antiviral chemotherapy, principles of biosecurity and a number of topics related to the control and prevention of infectious diseases
- This latest edition uses updated nomenclature and includes detailed diagrams now in full colour, and comprehensive tables


Contents

Preface vi
Acknowledgements vi
Abbreviations and definitions vii
About the companion website viii

Section I Introductory Bacteriology
1. Structure of bacterial cells 2
2. Cultivation, preservation and inactivation of bacteria 4
3. Bacterial genetics and genetic variation 6
4. Molecular diagnostic methods 10
5. Laboratory diagnosis of bacterial disease 12
6. Molecular subtyping of bacteria 14
7. Antibacterial agents 18
8. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing 20
9. Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial drugs 22
10. Bacterial infections 24
11. Structure and components of the immune system 26
12. Adaptive immunity 30
13. Protective immune responses against infectious agents 32

Section II Pathogenic Bacteria
14. Staphylococcus species 36
15. Streptococci 38
16. Corynebacterium species and Rhodococcus equi 40
17. Actinobacteria 42
18. Listeria species 46
19. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae 47
20. Bacillus species 48
21. Clostridium species 50
22. Mycobacterium species 54
23. Enterobacteriaceae 58
24. Pseudomonas aeruginosa 62
25. Burkholderia mallei and Burkholderia pseudomallei 63
26. Actinobacillus species 64
27. Pasteurella species, Mannheimia haemolytica and Bibersteinia trehalosi 66
28. Histophilus, Haemophilus and Avibacterium species 68
29. Taylorella equigenitalis 70
30. Moraxella bovis 71
31. Francisella tularensis 72
32. Lawsonia intracellularis 73
33. Bordetella species 74
34. Brucella species 76
35. Campylobacter species 80
36. Spirochaetes 82
37. Pathogenic, anaerobic, non-spore-forming Gram-negative bacteria 86
38. Mycoplasmas 88
39. Chlamydiae 92
40. Rickettsiales and Coxiella burnetii 94

Section III Mycology
41. General features of fungi associated with disease in animals 98
42. Dermatophytes 100
43. Aspergillus species 102
44. Yeasts and disease production 104
45. Dimorphic fungi 106
46. Zygomycetes of veterinary importance 108
47. Mycotoxins and mycotoxicoses 110
48. Pathogenic algae and cyanobacteria 114
49. Antifungal chemotherapy 116

Section IV Viruses and Prions
50. Nature, structure and taxonomy of viruses 120
51. Replication of viruses 122
52. Laboratory diagnosis of viral disease 126
53. Antiviral chemotherapy 128
54. Herpesviridae 132
55. Papillomaviridae 136
56. Adenoviridae 138
57. Poxviridae 140
58. Asfarviridae 142
59. Bornaviridae 143
60. Parvoviridae 144
61. Circoviridae 146
62. Astroviridae 147
63. Retroviridae 148
64. Reoviridae 152
65. Orthomyxoviridae 154
66. Paramyxoviridae 156
67. Rhabdoviridae 160
68. Bunyaviridae 162
69. Birnaviridae 163
70. Picornaviridae 164
71. Caliciviridae 166
72. Coronaviridae 168
73. Arteriviridae 170
74. Togaviridae 171
75. Flaviviridae 172
76. Prions 176

Section V Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease
77. Biosecurity 180
78. Vaccination 184
79. Disinfection 188

Appendix: relevant websites 190
Index 191


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Biography

P.J. Quinn MVB, PhD, MRCVS is Professor Emeritus, School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin. From 1985 to 2002 he was Professor of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology and head of that department. He is a senior co-author of a number of books and co-author of a text on veterinary embryology with E.S. FitzPatrick. In 2006, he was recipient of the Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers outstanding teaching award. B.K. Markey MVB, PhD, MRCVS, Dip. Stat is a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin (UCD). He qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1985, joining the academic staff of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Parasitology, UCD a year later. He served as Head of Department between 2002 and 2004. In 2005 he was visiting professor at the College of Life Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. He has contributed chapters and co-authored several books in the field of veterinary microbiology. F.C. Leonard MVB, PhD, MRCVS is a Veterinary Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Microbiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin. She gained her PhD for research on leptospirosis in dairy cattle, and has been teaching veterinary microbiology since 1997. Her research interests include zoonotic infections, and antimicrobial resistance. E.S. Fitzpatrick FIBMS, FRMS is Former Chief Technical Officer in the School of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin. He has taught veterinary anatomy and histology for over 25 years. His research interests have included the interaction of microbial pathogens with epithelial surfaces, especially of the bovine and equine reproductive tracts. He is, along with P.J. Quinn, co-author Veterinary Embryology, also published by Wiley Blackwell. S. Fanning BSc, PhD is Professor of Food Safety and Zoonoses in the School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science, University College Dublin. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 1995 and worked at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. His research interests include the application of molecular methods to food safety to aid in the control of zoonotic bacteria and tackling multiple drug resistance in food-borne pathogens. The UCD Centre for Food Safety, which he founded in 2002 and of which he is currently Director, was designated in 2009 as the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research, Reference and Training on Cronobacter.

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