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Veterinary Immunology

By: Ian Tizard (Author)

568 pages, ~1000 colour illustrations

Saunders

Paperback | Apr 2012 | Edition: 9 | #201075 | ISBN-13: 9781455703623
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About this book

Since 1977, this outstanding book has been the immunology reference of choice for both veterinary students and practitioners. It's the only complete resource on the subject, featuring a straightforward presentation of basic immunologic principles with comprehensive information on the most significant immunological diseases and responses seen in domestic animals. This meticulously updated new edition explores the latest advances in the field and provides a wealth of clinical examples that illustrate and clarify important concepts.

"This outstanding book is concise, easy to read and well organised. The purpose of the book remains, as for the past 30 years, to provide a concise overview of fundamental immunological concepts related to veterinary medicine. The publisher offers free online resources, which contain monthly content updates. This outstanding book can be considered as the immunology reference of choice not only for veterinary students, but also for postgraduates and researchers. The depth of coverage, concise content and narrative style make it a valuable resource to be recommended without reservation."
- The Veterinary Record, January 2009


Contents

- The Defense of the Body
- Innate Immunity: The Recognition of Invaders
- Innate Immunity: Proinflammatory and Antimicrobial Mediators
- Innate Immunity: Neutrophils and Phagocytosis
- Innate Immunity: Macrophages and Recovery from Inflammation
- Systemic Responses to Inflammation
- Innate Immunity: The Complement System
- Cell Signaling: Cytokines and Their Receptors
- Antigens: Triggers of Adaptive Immunity
- Dendritic Cells and Antigen Processing
- The Major Histocompatibility Complex
- Organs of the Immune System
- Lymphocytes
- Helper T Cells and Their Response to Antigen
- B Cells and Their Response to Antigen
- Antibodies: Soluble Antigen Receptors
- How Antigen-Binding Receptors are made
- T-Cell Function and the Destruction of Cell-Associated Invaders
- The Third Lymphocyte Population: Natural Killer Cells
- Regulation of Adaptive Immunity
- Immunity in the Fetus and Newborn
- Immunity at Body Surfaces
- Vaccines and Their Production
- The Use of Vaccines
- Immunity to Bacteria and Fungi
- Immunity to Viruses
- Immunity to Parasites
- Type I Hypersensitivity
- Red Cell Antigens and Type II Hypersensitivity
- Immune Complexes and Type III Hypersensitivity
- Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed Hypersensitivity
- Organ Graft Rejection
- Resistance to Tumors
- Autoimmunity: General Principles
- Organ-Specific Autoimmune Diseases
- The Systemic Immunological Diseases
- Primary Immunodeficiencies
- Secondary Immunological Defects
- Drugs and Other Agents That Affect the Immune System
- The Evolution of the Immune System
- Immunodiagnostic Techniques

Appendix 1: Annotated List Of Selected CD Molecules
Appendix 2: Some Selected Cytokines
Glossary


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