Fundamentals of Veterinary Microbiology

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Fundamentals of Veterinary Microbiology

Fundamentals Of Veterinary Microbiology Pdf

By Andrew N. Rycroft

Fundamentals of Veterinary Microbiology PDF brings together knowledge and understanding of the bacterial pathogens of animals from disease signs and diagnostic methods to the molecular basis of the host pathogen interaction. A small but focused book, it enables the reader to access important information during diagnosis and treatment in a clinically relevant way. Suitable as a companion for study on the subject and for professional use, the author focuses on the more clinically common diseases at the general and first-referral level.

Divided into three sections, the first covers the basics of bacterial microbiology such as structure, growth and genetics. The second examines the commonly encountered bacterial pathogens, with emphasis on current understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of infection and immunity. The third section explores the current state of knowledge of those fungi involved in infection of animals.

Specific topics covered in Fundamentals of Veterinary Microbiology include:

  • Nutrition, sterilization, and disinfection of bacteria, bacterial genes and gene transfer, pathogenicity and host response, and vaccination
  • Antimicrobials (action, dynamics, and resistance), typing and identification of pathogens, fungi as agents of disease, Salmonella and E. coli in animal disease and public health
  • Pathogens transmitted by vectors such as Borrelia, those of endogenous origin such as Clostridium and Pasteurella and those able to spread widely such as Leptospira, Mycobacterium and Chlamydia
  • Fungal pathogens causing superficial, subcutaneous and systemic mycoses

Fundamentals of Veterinary Microbiology is an essential resource for veterinary students, veterinary nurses, and veterinary practitioners worldwide, allowing them to quickly establish a foundation of knowledge of bacterial pathogens based on clear understanding gained from studies over recent decades.

Table of Contents
  1. The Bacterial Cell
  2. Metabolism, Growth and Culture of Bacteria
  3. Sterilisation and Disinfection
  4. Bacterial Genes and Gene Transfer
  5. Bacterial Pathogenicity
  6. Bacterial Veterinary Vaccines
  7. Antimicrobials: Action, Dynamics and Resistance
  8. Bacterial Typing
  9. Salmonella
  10. Escherichia coli – An Intestinal Pathogen
  11. Escherichia coli as an Extraintestinal Pathogen
  12. Campylobacter – Hyperendemic on the Farm
  13. Leptospira – Using Urine to Spread
  14. Lyme Disease – Ticks and Dogs
  15. Brachyspira
  16. Pasteurella
  17. Pseudomonas and Burkholderia
  18. Bordetella
  19. Delicate Gram-negative Bacteria
  20. Mannheimia, Actinobacillus and Other Pasteurellaceae
  21. Chlamydia – A Stealthy Pathogen
  22. Bovine Tuberculosis and Johne’s Disease
  23. Bacillus anthracis
  24. Clostridium
  25. Staphylococcus – Skin and Soft Tissue Infection
  26. Streptococcus
  27. Nocardia, Actinomyces and Dermatophilus – The Filamentous Pathogens
  28. Prescottella (Rhodococcus) equi
  29. Corynebacterium – CLA
  30. Listeria – Growing in the Fridge
  31. Erysipelothrix and Trueperella
  32. Mycoplasma – Cell-associated Pathogens
  33. Rickettsia – Arthropod Vector-borne Pathogens
  34. Fungi as Agents of Disease
  35. Aspergillus – Strength in Numbers
  36. Dermatophytes – Keratinolytic Fungi
  37. Yeasts: Malassezia, Candida and Cryptococcus
  38. Dimorphic Fungal Infections
  39. Index

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