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Companion Animal Zoonoses

J. Scott Weese (Editor), Martha Fulford (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-95890-2
376 pages
November 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Companion Animal Zoonoses is a comprehensive resource on diseases transmissible between animals and humans. Presenting detailed prevention and control strategies for zoonotic diseases, the book is an in-depth guide to practical information on the spread of disease between pet animals and humans. This relevant work provides up-to-date information on emerging issues, disease incidence and risk, and management measures.

Covering the complete range of companion animal zoonoses, each topic begins with information on etiology, geographic distribution, epidemiology, and pathophysiology. The discussion then moves into clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management, alongside prevention information for both animals and humans. Companion Animal Zoonoses is an essential reference for practicing veterinarians, public health veterinarians, and veterinary students. It will also appeal to physicians who wish to better understand zoonotic diseases.

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Preface

Contributors

1 Parasitic Zoonoses (J. Scott Weese, Maureen E.C. Anderson, and Martha B. Fulford).

2 Bacterial Diseases (J. Scott Weese and Martha B. Fulford).

3 Viral Diseases (J. Scott Weese and Martha B. Fulford).

4 Fungal Diseases (J. Scott Weese and Martha B. Fulford).

5 Pets and Immunocompromised Individuals (Jason Stull).

6 Pet Bites (Martha B. Fulford).

Index.

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J. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DipACVIM, is a zoonotic disease microbiologist at the Ontario Veterinary College and Chief of Infection Control at the Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital.

Martha Fulford, MD, FRCPC, is an infectious diseases physician at McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences, and medical coordinator for the Waterloo Wellington Infection Control Network.

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  • Comprehensive resource on diseases transmitted between companion animals and humans
  • Emphasizes prevention and control strategies for zoonotic diseases
  • Provides practical information on preventing the spread of disease between pets and owners or veterinary staff
  • Offers an in-depth, current guide with coverage of emerging issues, disease incidence and risk, and management measures
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"This book will be helpful to individuals working in public health as well as veterinarians working with companion animals and physicians working with pet owners ... The discussions are somewhat brief, but the excellent f references will be useful for veterinarians, physicians, and public health personnel needing more detailed information about a specific disease." (Doody's, 23 December 2011)

"J. Scott Weese & Martha B. Fulford's Companion Animal Zoonoses provides a fine resource on diseases transmissible between animals and humans and surveys the latest research on disease incidence, risk, and management." (The Midwest Book Review, 1 November 2011)

 

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