Canine & Feline Infectious Diseases
Sykes, J.E

VSPN Review by: Oreta Samples, DHSc, MPH, RVT Star
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Upon opening the front cover of this book, I was absolutely sold on the need for this book. From the engaging children’s’ drawings at the beginning of the Preface to the finely organized table of contents, this is a book that veterinary technician students do not want to miss.

The book is divided into two parts which address the basic principles of diagnosis and management in regards to small animal infections (Part I) as well as major infections of dogs & cats (Part II). Part II is further subdivided into five sections according to the type of organism responsible for specific disease (viral, bacterial, fungal/algal, protozoal) with the fifth section examining specific organ system diseases of an infectious nature. No expense was spared by Elsevier in regards to graphics (pictures & line drawings). As someone who is currently engaged in the public health aspects of veterinary medicine with a passion for zoonotic diseases, I was thrilled to see that the last sub-heading in each chapter was devoted to “Public Health Aspects” of each disease covered. For anyone researching for writing purposes this book provides a stellar reference as the health of the public is ever important especially in regards to animal-transmitted diseases these days.

There are a total of 78 diseases discussed in detail within this book. Each chapter has been subdivided in the following way:

  • Etiology & Epidemiology
  • Clinical Features
  • Physical Examination Findings
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment & Prognosis
  • Immunity & Vaccination
  • Prevention
  • Public Health Aspects

Along with case studies and extensive reference sections, this book is a beautiful collection worthy of a second look by anyone in the field of veterinary medical education. I especially feel this book should be perused by all veterinary technician educators looking for an invaluable resource. Look no further, you’ve found it.

Publisher – Elsevier (2013)

ISBN13 – 978-1-4377-0795-3


Table of Contents
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Introduction
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
Infectious Diseases
 
* Mycobacterium bovis 2nd Ed.
 
* Shelter Medicine (VSPN Review)
 
Anthology of Biosafety VI (VSPN Review)
 
Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals and Public Health (VSPN)
 
Arthropod Disease Dog Cat
 
You are hereCanine & Feline Infectious Diseases ( VSPN)
 
Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases and Parasitology, 2nd Ed.
 
Color Atlas of Allergic Diseases (VSPN)
 
Drug Therapy for Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat
 
Feline Infectious Diseases Self-Assessment Color Review
 
Fish Disease 3 (VSPN Review)
 
Historical Perspective of Rabies in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin (VSPN)
 
History of the Surveillance and Control of Transmissible Animal Diseases
 
Infectious Disease Shelters
 
Infectious Disease Shelters (VSPN Review)
 
Infectious Disease Wild Bird
 
Infectious Diseases Of The Dog And Cat 4th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Infectious Diseases of the Horse: Diagnosis, Pathology, Management, and Public Health (VSPN)
 
Infectious Wild Mammal 3rd Ed.
 
Maddie’s® Infection Control Manual for Animal Shelters, for Veterinary Personnel (VSPN)
 
Tick and Tick-Borne Diseases (VSPN)
 
Veterinary Infection Prevention and Control
 
Veterinary Infection Prevention and Control (VSPN)
 
Viral Diseases Cattle 2nd Ed.
 
* Antimicrobial Therapy 3rd Ed.
 
* BSAVA Infectious Diseases
 
* Mechanisms of Disease 3rd Ed.
 
* Pathogenesis Bacterial Infection 3rd Ed.
 
* Trends Viral Swine
 
* Veterinary Microbiology Microbial
 
*Infectious Dog Cat 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: October 20, 2015

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