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Biofilms and Veterinary Medicine

Series: Springer Series on Biofilms Volume: 6

Edited By: Steven Lane Percival, Derek Knottenbelt and Christine Cochrane


Hardback | Aug 2011 | #192636 | ISBN-13: 9783642212888
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In veterinary medicine the concept of biofilms and their role in the pathogenesis of disease has lagged seriously behind that in human medicine. This is all the more extraordinary when one considers that much of the research has been carried out using veterinary species in experimental situations. The clinical features of biofilms in human medicine is certainly mimicked in the veterinary species but there is an inherent and highly regrettable indifference to the failure of antimicrobial therapy in many veterinary disease situations, and this is probably at its most retrograde in veterinary wound management.

"Biofilms and Veterinary Medicine" is the first book specifically focused on discussing the concerns of biofilms to health and disease in animals and provides a definitive text for veterinary practitioners, medical and veterinary students, and researchers.


- Introduction to Microbiology, Zoonoses and Antibiotics
- Introduction to biofilms
- Zoonotic related infections: The role of biofilms
- Biofilms and role to infection and disease in veterinary medicine
- Role of biofilms in oral health in animals
- Evidence and significance of biofilms in chronic wounds in horses
- Osteomyelitis in the Veterinary Species
- Biofilms and implication in medical devices in animals
- Bovine Mastitis and Biofilms
- Antimicrobial and biofilm resistance

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