Fundamentals of Veterinary Microbiology

"Fundamentals of Veterinary Microbiology" brings together knowledge and understanding of the bacterial pathogens of animals from disease signs and diagnostic methods to the molecular basis of the...

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Auteur(s) Andrew N. Rycroft
Éditeur WILEY
Date 15/12/2023
Pages 240
Taille 21 x 27
Type Broché
ISBN 9780470659472

Description détaillée : Fundamentals of Veterinary Microbiology

 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.  


Andrew N. Rycroft : Author of "Fundamentals of Veterinary Microbiology" 

Andrew N. Rycroft BSc (Hons), PhD, FRCPath, is Emeritus Professor of Clinical and Veterinary Microbiology at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London, in the UK. He spent 9 years as lecturer at Glasgow University Veterinary School before moving to the RVC in 1992.  He is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists. 

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