By Elliott R. Jacobson
Faraway from the road drawings and black-and-white images of the previous, Infectious ailments and Pathology of Reptiles features fine quality, colour photographs of ordinary anatomy and histology, in addition to gross, gentle, and electron microscopic photographs of pathogens and illnesses. a lot of those photographs have by no means prior to been released, and are available at once from the esteemed editor’s assortment documenting greater than 30 years within the examine of infectious ailments and veterinary care of reptiles.
A accomplished reference, the publication contains definitive details on each point of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential analysis of infectious illnesses affecting reptiles. starting with a radical evaluate of the biology, anatomy, and histology of reptiles, the introductory chapters conceal all significant platforms and supply the main whole unmarried resource for colour pictures of reptile histology. It addresses the mechanism of reptile immunology and the reaction to pathogens, and explains how immunological reaction is vital to differential prognosis. Given the trouble in separating yes pathogens for identity, the ebook presents an summary of electron microscopy, entire with electron micrographs of reptile pathogens, and introduces the need of molecular equipment for prognosis. The textual content outlines serodiagnostics and the improvement and use of immunological reagents particularly designed for reptiles in assessments similar to oblique enzyme associated immunosorbent assays (ELISA). ultimately, the ebook devotes a number of chapters to the viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic illnesses identified to reptiles and techniques for setting apart those pathogens.
With up to date information, a never-before-seen choice of pictures, and a stellar panel of members, Infectious illnesses and Pathology of Reptiles is the definitive source forveterinarians, biologists, and researchers fascinated with the research of pathogens infecting reptiles.
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Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles: Color Atlas and Text by Elliott R. Jacobson