Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles, Color Atlas and Text, 2nd Edition

By Michael M. Garner and Elliott R. Jacobson

Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles, Second Edition provides definitive information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious diseases affecting reptiles. It features stunning high-quality color photos of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic images of infectious diseases of reptiles. Editor Elliott Jacobson draws on his own photography collection, and his wealth of experience spanning over 40 years in the research of infectious diseases and veterinary care of reptiles. Already a comprehensive reference, a new volume covering noninfectious diseases of reptiles has now been added to create a two-volume set, Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles.

Beginning with a thorough review of the biology, anatomy, and histology of reptiles, Volume 1 covers all major systems and provides the most complete single source for color images of reptile histology, hematology, and cytology. Volume 1 addresses the mechanism of reptile immunology and the response to pathogens, and explains how immunological response is key to differential diagnosis. It provides an overview of electron microscopy, complete with electron micrographs of reptile pathogens, and introduces the necessity of molecular methods for diagnosis. Finally, this volume devotes several chapters to the viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases known to reptiles, and methods for isolating these pathogens.

With up-to-the-minute data, an array of sharp and high-quality images, and a panel of expert contributors, this new edition of Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles is the definitive resource for veterinary pathologists, zoo or wildlife veterinarians, and the increasing number of private practice veterinarians seeing reptiles kept as exotic pets. It is also ideal reading for veterinary students specializing in exotics, candidates for ACZM accreditation, and private breeders and hobbyists.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Biology, Anatomy, and Histology of Reptiles by Elliott R. Jacobson, Harvey B Lillywhite, Daniel G Blackburn

2. Immunology of Reptiles by Francesco C. Origgi and Marco Tecilla

3. Hematology of Reptiles with Focus on Circulating Inflammatory Cells by Nicole I. Stacy and Kendal E. Harr

4. Reptile Necropsy Techniques by Brian A. Stacy

5. Host Response to Infectious Agents and Identification of Pathogens in Tissue Section by Brian A. Stacy, Allan P. Pessier and Robert J. Ossiboff

6. Introduction to Basic Cytodiagnosis by Nicole I. Stacy and Rose E. Raskin

7. Identifying Reptile Pathogens using Electron Microscopy by Elliott R. Jacobson and Karen Kelley

8. Molecular Diagnostics by April J. Johnson, Francesco C. Origgi and Mark Stenglein

9. Serodiagnostics by Francesco C. Origgi and Elliott R. Jacobson

10. Viruses and Viral Diseases of Reptiles by Rachel E. Marschang, Franceso C. Origgi, Mark D. Stenglein, Timothy H. Hyndman, James F. X. Wellehan and Elliott R. Jacobson

11. Bacterial Diseases of Reptiles by Frank PasmanS, An Martel, Elliott R. Jacobson

12. Mycotic Diseases of Reptiles by Jean A. Paré and Kenneth J. Conley

13. Parasites and Parasitic Diseases of Reptiles by Heather D.S. Walden, Ellis C. Greiner and Elliott R. Jacobson

14 Isolation of Pathogens by Francesco C. Origgi, Robert J. Ossiboff and Jean A. Paré

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