Bovine Pathology

A Text and Color Atlas

March 2018
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    20th March 2018
  • ISBN 9781780646718
  • Language English
  • Pages 352 pp.
  • Size 8.625" x 11"
  • Images over 1,000 color photos

Illustrated with over 1,000 color images of the highest quality, Bovine Pathology: A Text and Color Atlas is a comprehensive single resource to identifying diseases in dairy cattle, feedlot cattle, and their calves. With summary text describing key features, the book correlates clinical information with pathology and differential diagnoses.

The text covers naked-eye macroscopic appearance through to microscopic pathology and the immunohistochemistry of infectious agents and tumor markers. Structured by major organ system, the disease entries follow a consistent format and clarity of display. This, combined with an integrated e-book, handy fact sheets, summary boxes and key points, helps aid understanding. Key features include:

- Over 1000 superb color images to illustrate the pathologies
- A thorough review of mainly western hemisphere diseases of cattle covering macroscopic appearance, microscopic appearance, and immunohistochemistry
- Synoptic layout, fact sheets, summary boxes, succinct legends and key bullet points support its use as a field guide or revision aid
- Organized by major organ system which ensures that vital facts can be found quickly
- A unique chapter covering calfhood diseases

Serving as an essential reference work for veterinary pathologists who perform bovine necropsies, veterinary residents and students, the book is also practical enough for bovine practitioners who need to investigate sudden death losses of cattle on the farm.

“The book was designed with the needs of veterinary pathologists and practitioners in mind, and it should be a useful resource for the daily practice of bovine veterinarians, with emphasis on those working with feedlots. Veterinary students and veterinarians in training will also benefit greatly from the information contained in this book, which has examples of almost all lesions a bovine veterinarian should expect to see in his or her career. The book should prove a very valuable resource for veterinarians preparing for different specialty boards …. A particularly useful feature of the atlas is the inclusion of brief text accompanying each image, which should prove of practical use when rapid consultation on the face of a particular case is required. An updated list of references after each chapter provides support for those readers who would like to dig deep into a particular condition. Images of immunohistochemistry and special stains add value to the discussion of each condition. Finally, and as a bonus, the book comes with a code that allows access to an electronic version of the book. This book is a must in any veterinary pathologist bookshelf and/or computer.”

Francisco Uzal - Veterinary Pathology

“ The editors’ and contributors’ practical experience with food animal pathology shines through. Important diseases are illustrated by 5–7 images. There are short, boxed fact sheets for particular disease syndromes, and a reliable 14-page index. One advantage of the book is that it provides online access to all of the images. …Readers should have few complaints. …All in all, a working book to have in the laboratory. “

Donal O'Toole - Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation

“I found this book to be organized, thorough, visually appealing, and interesting. In it, there are things one sees every day and things one has rarely or never seen. From a Canadian perspective it is quite relevant, with a slight emphasis on feedlot and a western hemisphere bias. This book will definitely be useful to pathologists, students (who can still remember their histology), and bovine practitioners (who probably can’t), and might even provide some incentive to do more postmortems in the field to find some of these interesting lesions.”

Cathy Patterson, DVM, Manitoba - Canadian Veterinary Journal

1: Diseases of Neonates and Calves
2: Diseases of the Nervous System
3: Diseases of the Respiratory System
4: Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
5: Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract
6: Diseases of the Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas
7: Diseases of the Urinary System
8: Diseases of the Musculo-Skeletal System
9: Diseases of the Endocrine System
10: Diseases of the Reproductive System
11: Diseases of the Hematopoietic and Hemolymphatic System
12: Diseases of the Integument
13: Diseases of the Claw, Foot Skin and Soft Tissues
14: Diseases of the Udder and Teats
15: Diseases of the Eye and Ears
16: Select Poisonous Plant-Induced Diseases in Cattle
17: Bovine Diseases without Lesions

Claus D. Buergelt

Claus D. Buergelt is a prestigious author and researcher. He is author of Color Atlas of Equine Pathology published by Wiley 2014. He taught Veterinary Pathology to professional students and residents for over 30 years while on the faculty of the University of Florida. He has longstanding continuous professional experience in diagnostic veterinary pathology, covering domestic animal species, especially large animals, small animals, wildlife/exotic animal species and zoo animals. His research interest focused on bovine paratuberculosis (Johne's disease), an important worldwide infectious disease of ruminants.

Edward G. Clark

Edward G. Clark is an adjunct professor with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He is one of the greatest experts in the pathology of feedlot cattle. He also specializes in veterinary dermatopathology (board certified).

Fabio Del Piero

Fabio Del Piero is Professor of Veterinary Pathology (board-certified) at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He has considerable experience in the pathology of large animals.