Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles, Second Edition provides definitive information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious diseases affecting reptiles. It features stunning high-quality color photos of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic images of infectious diseases of reptiles. Editor Elliott Jacobson draws on his own photography collection, and his wealth of experience spanning over 40 years in the research of infectious diseases and veterinary care of reptiles. Already a comprehensive reference, a new volume covering noninfectious diseases of reptiles has now been added to create a two-volume set, Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles.
Beginning with a thorough review of the biology, anatomy, and histology of reptiles, Volume 1 covers all major systems and provides the most complete single source for color images of reptile histology, hematology, and cytology. Volume 1 addresses the mechanism of reptile immunology and the response to pathogens, and explains how immunological response is key to differential diagnosis. It provides an overview of electron microscopy, complete with electron micrographs of reptile pathogens, and introduces the necessity of molecular methods for diagnosis. Finally, this volume devotes several chapters to the viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases known to reptiles, and methods for isolating these pathogens.
With up-to-the-minute data, an array of sharp and high-quality images, and a panel of expert contributors, this new edition of Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles is the definitive resource for veterinary pathologists, zoo or wildlife veterinarians, and the increasing number of private practice veterinarians seeing reptiles kept as exotic pets. It is also ideal reading for veterinary students specializing in exotics, candidates for ACZM accreditation, and private breeders and hobbyists.
Table of Contents
1. Overview of Biology, Anatomy, and Histology of Reptiles by Elliott R. Jacobson, Harvey B Lillywhite, Daniel G Blackburn
2. Immunology of Reptiles by Francesco C. Origgi and Marco Tecilla
3. Hematology of Reptiles with Focus on Circulating Inflammatory Cells by Nicole I. Stacy and Kendal E. Harr
4. Reptile Necropsy Techniques by Brian A. Stacy
5. Host Response to Infectious Agents and Identification of Pathogens in Tissue Section by Brian A. Stacy, Allan P. Pessier and Robert J. Ossiboff
6. Introduction to Basic Cytodiagnosis by Nicole I. Stacy and Rose E. Raskin
7. Identifying Reptile Pathogens using Electron Microscopy by Elliott R. Jacobson and Karen Kelley
8. Molecular Diagnostics by April J. Johnson, Francesco C. Origgi and Mark Stenglein
9. Serodiagnostics by Francesco C. Origgi and Elliott R. Jacobson
10. Viruses and Viral Diseases of Reptiles by Rachel E. Marschang, Franceso C. Origgi, Mark D. Stenglein, Timothy H. Hyndman, James F. X. Wellehan and Elliott R. Jacobson
11. Bacterial Diseases of Reptiles by Frank PasmanS, An Martel, Elliott R. Jacobson
12. Mycotic Diseases of Reptiles by Jean A. Paré and Kenneth J. Conley
13. Parasites and Parasitic Diseases of Reptiles by Heather D.S. Walden, Ellis C. Greiner and Elliott R. Jacobson
14 Isolation of Pathogens by Francesco C. Origgi, Robert J. Ossiboff and Jean A. Paré
As we struggle to conserve reptile populations in the 21st century, we must have a deep understanding of their infectious diseases. This text, written by many of the world’s top herpetological pathologists and clinicians, definitively covers the subject. It is essential reading for veterinary pathologists, zoological and conservation medicine clinicians, herpetologists, and their students.
-- Charles J. Innis VMD DABVP, Director of Animal Health, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA 02110
This two-volume set, Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles: Color Atlas and Text, takes the understanding of reptilian diagnostics to a new level. Never has a book covered biology, diagnostics, infectious and noninfectious diseases in such a comprehensive, in depth approach. Whether studying for advanced certification, needing information for research or investigating clinical cases, this publication is a must have.
-- Douglas Mader, MS, DVM, DABVP (C/F, R/A), DECZM (Herpetology), Marathon Veterinary Hospital, FL
Elliott Jacobson and Michael Garner…these two legends in reptile biology, disease, and medicine have at long last come together to produce a two-volume reference that is not only unparalleled in its depth and the combined experience of its editors and contributing authors, but is also an absolute must-have for anyone interested in any aspect of herpetological science and medicine.
-- Bruce Williams, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, Senior Pathologist, Veterinary Service, Joint Pathology Center
Pathologists have always been central to herpetological medicine and surgery. Originally because they were the only ones that actually knew what was going on…although admittedly following death and necropsy. I remember John Cooper telling me that Edward Elkan (a notable father of reptile pathology) would refuse to have anything to do with a sick reptile until after it had died. Times have changed and with increasing ante-mortem diagnostics, we are so much better at diagnosing and treating this group of vertebrates. However, the importance of the pathologist has never been greater, and the complexity of their discipline continues to increase. There has to be a symbiotic relationship between clinician and pathologist. This book will be a pillar for the specialty, and essential to both clinicians and pathologist alike.
-- Stephen J. Divers, BVetMed, DZooMed, DECZM(Herp), DECZM(ZHM), DACZM, FRCVS
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