Vaccines for Veterinarians
Both a theoretical text and a practical handbook, Vaccines for Veterinarians is the first of its kind to bring the basic science of animal vaccination and the practical details of vaccine use together in one single volume. From the first chapter on the history of vaccination and the triumph of rinderpest eradication to the last chapter on the rapidly emerging field of cancer vaccines, this book offers a truly comprehensive grounding in established and emerging vaccines for both major and minor species. Specific topics include viral vectored vaccines, DNA-plasmid vaccines, RNA vaccines, reverse vaccinology, the complexities of adjuvant use, vaccine failures and adverse events, vaccine production and regulation, robotic vaccination machines, contraceptive and production-enhancing vaccines, and so much more. At a time when resistance to human vaccination is receiving much publicity, this evidence-based book is the ideal counter to ill-informed speculation — serving as a timely reminder that vaccination is essential for the control of infectious diseases in animals.
- Well-respected and experienced veterinary author, Ian Tizard, provides expert guidance on the topic of vaccinations and immunology in veterinary medicine.
- Expert Consult site offers an online version of the book, making it easy to search the entire book electronically.
- The latest information on viral vectored vaccines keeps you up-to-date on the topic as well as the properties and relative advantages of currently used vectors in animal vaccines.
- Survey of vaccine responses covers the different mechanisms by which the immune system responds to different types of vaccines.
- Inclusion of the latest vaccine technologies discusses the advantages and disadvantages of DNA-plasmid vaccines, RNA vaccines, and more.
- Coverage of adverse events and hypersensitivities includes the best ways to treat them and report them.
- Coverage of passive immunization discusses the growing use of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies in veterinary medicine.
- Coverage of immunotherapy includes recent improvements and new products in both active and passive immunotherapy against animal cancers.
1.A Brief History of Veterinary Vaccines 2.The Science Behind Vaccine Use 3.Nonliving Vaccines 4.Living Vaccines 5.Recombinant Vectored Vaccines 6.Nucleic Acid Vaccines and Reverse Vaccinology 7.Adjuvants and Adjuvanticity 8.The Administration of Vaccines 9.Failures in Vaccination 10.Adverse Consequences of Vaccination 11.Production, Assessment and Regulation of Vaccines 12.Passive Immunization 13.Canine Vaccines 14.Feline Vaccines 15.Equine Vaccines 16.Bovine Vaccines 17.Sheep and Goat Vaccines 18.Porcine Vaccines 19.Poultry Vaccines 20.Vaccination of Exotic and Wild Species 21.Fish Vaccines 22.Vaccines Against Parasites 23.Anticancer Vaccines
Ian R. Tizard, University Distinguished Professor of Immunology Emeritus, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA