ISBN: 9781455746767
Page Count: 568
Imprint: Saunders
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Veterinary Immunology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 9th Edition

by Ian R. Tizard, PhD, BSc, BVMS
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ISBN: 9781455746767
Page Count: 568
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The only complete resource on immunology for veterinary students and practitioners, Veterinary Immunology: An Introduction features 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.

    • Clearly explains the general principles of immunology and applied immunology.
    • Includes information on the most significant immunological diseases and immunological responses seen in domestic animals.
    • Presents coverage of domestic mammal species in phylogenetic order: horse-cattle-sheep-pig-dog-cat-mouse-human.
    • Provides clinical examples that demonstrate key immunologic principles.
    • Offers expanded and updated references for all key sources in the literature.
    • Features a new appendix that provides at-a-glance access to a comprehensive list of cytokines.
    • Offers expanded coverage of complement and its critical importance to innate immunity.
    • Discusses the latest information on the receptors of NK cells.
    • Provides additional content on antibacterial peptides and their importance in inflammation and innate immunity.
    • Includes coverage of newly identified cytokines, CD molecules, and IgA receptors.
    • Examines new data on the functions of T cells, the effects of nematodes on eosinophils, and the latest DNA vaccines against West Nile virus and canine melanoma.
    • Offers complete information on emerging diseases such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, hemophagocytic syndrome, and autoimmune sarcolemmal disease in dogs, as well as common variable immunodeficiencies and immune mediated polysynovitis in horses.
  • 1. The Defense of the Body

    2. How Inflammation is Triggered

    3. Neutrophils and Their Products

    4. Macrophages and the Later Stages of Inflammation

    5. The Complement System

    6. Cell Signaling: Cytokines and Their Receptors

    7. Antigens: Triggers of Acquired Immunity

    8. Dendritic Cells and Antigen Processing

    9. The Major Histocompatibility Complex

    10. Organs of the Immune System

    11. Lymphocytes

    12. Helper T Cells and Their Response to Antigen

    13. B Cells and Their Response to Antigen

    14. Antibodies: Soluble Antigen Receptors

    15. How Antigen-Binding Receptors are Made

    16. T-Cell Function and the Destruction of Cell-Associated Invaders

    17. Regulation of Acquired Immunity

    18. Immunity in the Fetus and Newborn

    19. Immunity at Body Surfaces

    20. Vaccines and Their Production

    21. The Use of Vaccines

    22. Acquired Immunity to Bacteria and Related Organisms

    23. Acquired Immunity to Viruses

    24. Acquired Immunity to Parasites

    25. Type I Hypersensitivity

    26. Red Cell Antigens and Type II Hypersensitivity

    27. Immune Complexes and Type III Hypersensitivity

    28. Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed Hypersensitivity

    29. Organ Graft Rejection

    30. Resistance to Tumors

    31. Autoimmunity: General Principles

    32. Organ-Specific Autoimmune Diseases

    33. The Systemic Immunological Diseases

    34. Primary Immunodeficiencies

    35. Secondary Immunological Defects

    36. Drugs and Other Agents that Affect the Immune System

    37. The Evolution of the Immune System

    38. Immunodiagnostic Techniques

    Appendix: Annotated List of Selected CD Molecules

    Glossary
  • Ian R. Tizard, PhD, BSc, BVMS, University Distinguished Professor of Immunology and Professor of Immunology, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
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