A Textbook of Veterinary Special Pathology: Infectious Diseases of Livestock and Poultry
A Textbook of Veterinary Special Pathology: Infectious Diseases of Livestock and Poultry. Infections caused by all classes of pathogen are covered, including those of prion. In view of the great strides made recently in our understanding of the pathogenesis of infectious diseases, an emphasis has been given on the molecular mechanisms involved. This book is intended for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, but it will be equally useful to the teaching community, the field veterinarians, disease diagnosticians, wildlife clinicians, and enlightened livestock and poultry farmers. To facilitate learning, all chapters include a brief review of introduction, elements in the production of an infectious disease, evasion of the immune response by the pathogen, and the host reaction. A special feature of the book is that important portions in each chapter have been put in bold letters, or a better grasp of the subject. Also, wherever considered appropriate, comparative aspects of human diseases have been narrated side by side, highlighting the zoonotic implications. As such, the book may also serve as a good reference for the medical personnel.