Equine Clinical Immunology
M Julia B Felippe, MedVet, PhD, ACVIM

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 This book explores the connection between immunology, infectious disease, and immune system dysfunction in equine species, specifically addressing the ability to diagnose and comprehend the disease process at work with emphasis on the primary care level.

There are 32 contributors, each with their own chapter. Together these topics bring the reader through presentation, immunology, and treatment of various immune-mediated issues.

Chapters are: The Immune System, Immune System of the Young Horse; Immune System of the Older Horse; Anaphylaxis; Allergy; Immune Mediated Cytopenias; Bullous Disease of the Skin and Mucosa, Serum Sickness; Vasculitis; Purpura Hemorrhagica; Glomerulonephritis; Inflammatory and Immune Mediated Muscle Disorders; Granulomatous Diseases; Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Recurrent Uveitis; Recurrent Airway Obstruction and Summer Pasture-Associated Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Inflammatory Airway Disease; Inflammation, Endotoxemia, and Systemic Inflammatory Response Symdrome; Leukemia; Lymphoma; Immunodeficiencies; Immunologic Testing; Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatories; Immunosupressive Therapies; Immunomodulators; Immunoglobulin Therapy; Plasmapheresis; Principals of Vaccination; Types of Vaccines; Transplantation Immunology; Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.

Individual topics within each chapter are headed by a numbered bold text ID. Shaded boxes contain “Take-Home Messages. Photos are presented where applicable to illustrate pertinent points. A few drawings detail some issues to clarify and explain.

The chapters flow in a logical pattern, and each author seems to add to the information in an easy-to-follow progression. For the clinician willing to follow up on the problem with recommended studies and tests the authors recommend, success would seem to be assured for at least a diagnosis if not a cure.

The information is technical and written in a professional manner, but still palatable enough to assist the clinician to be able to adequately explain the disease and treatment to the owner.

This book should be on the shelf for every equine practitioner.

publisher: Wiley Blackwell, 2016
325 pages, color photos, drawings, charts, microscopic views

ISBN: 9781118558874


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Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
 
Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and Public Health (VSPN)
 
Basic Veterinary Immunology
 
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Immunology: Comprehensive
 
Veterinary Immunology, 9th Ed
 
Veterinary Immunology, 9th Ed (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Immunology: Principles and Practice (VSPN)
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
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Nutrition
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Physiology
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Primates
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Technicians
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Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: July 1, 2016

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