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Essentials of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology, 6th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-8138-1179-6
290 pages
December 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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The sixth edition of the popular Essentials of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology provides the latest information on all facets of the microbial pathogens of animals and everything required for an introductory course in veterinary bacteriology and mycology. This book includes the basic characteristics of bacteria and fungi with two chapters on molecular biology and genetics and their applications. Handy glossaries are at the end of most chapters to aid comprehension.

Essentials of Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology also deals with microbial pathogens of animals and the diseases they cause. Pathogenic bacteria are discussed in the order in which they occur in the latest molecular genetic (Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology) classification. This book is the foremost text in veterinary microbiology and continues to fill an important niche in veterinary education

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Table of Contents



1. Morphology and Classification of Bacteria and Archaea.

2. Bacterial Nutrition and Growth.

3. Bacterial Metabolism.

4. Microbial Molecular Genetics.

5. Genetic Transfer, Recombination and Genetic Engineering.

6. Sources and Transmission of Infectious Agents.

7. Host Parasite Relationships.

8. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

9. Sterilization and Disinfection.

10. Diagnostic Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology: An Overview.


11. Rickettsialles.

12. Bartonella and Brucella.

13. Burkholderia, Bordetella and Taylorella.

14. Francisella and Coxiella.

15. Pseudomonas and Moraxella.

16. Enterobacteriaceae I.

17. Enterobacteriaceae II: Salmonella and Yersinia.

18. Actinobacillus and Haemophilus.

19. Pasteurella and Mannheimia.

20. Lawsonia, Arcobacter, Campylobacter, and Helicobacter.

21. Clostridium.

22. Mycoplasmas.

23. Erysipelothrix and Bacillus.

24. Streptococcus.

25. Listeria.

26. Staphylococcus.

27. Actinobaculum, Actinomyces and Arcanobacterium.

28. Dermatophilus and Corynebacterium.

29. Mycobacterium.

30. Nocardia and Rhodococcus.

31. Chlamydia.

32. Borrelia, Treponema, Brachyspira and Leptospira.

33. Non-spore-forming Anaerobic Bacteria.

34. Miscellaneous Potential Pathogens.


35. Introductory Mycology.

36. Dermatophytosis.

37. Infections Caused by Yeasts and Yeast-Like Fungi.

38. Subcutaneous and Inoculation Mycoses.

39. Respiratory and Systemic Mycoses.

Cummulative Glossary.


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Author Information

Gordon R. Carter, DVM, MS, DVSc, is a Professor Emeritus of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and State University in Blacksburg. Carter has published numerous scientific papers and is the senior author of more than a dozen textbooks.

Dr. Darla J. Wise, MS, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Concord College in Athens, West Virginia, and is the associate editor of Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science. Wise’s research interest is in host-pathogen relationships. She has authored articles on immune responses, characterization of enzymes associated with host-pathogen relationships, and DNA-based methods of disease diag

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Provides the latest information on all facets of the microbial pathogens of animals of veterinary interest;

  • Introduces the basic characteristics of bacteria and fungi, their implications for antimicrobial therapy and gives detailed descriptions of the major genera of pathogenic bacteria and fungi;

  • Includes case reports and descriptions of outbreaks of infectious disease, as well as a number of references listed at the end of each chapter and a glossary of terms.
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