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Veterinary immunology

This comprehensive resource on immunology for veterinary students and practitioners features a complete presentation of basic immunological principles with detailed information on the most significant immunological diseases and responses seen in domestic animals.--From publisher description
Print Book, English, ©2013
Elsevier/Saunders, St. Louis, Mo., ©2013
xiii, 551 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
9781455703623, 1455703621
The defense of the body
Innate immunity : the recognition of invaders
Innate immunity : proinflammatory and antimicrobial mediators
Innate immunity : neutrophils and phagocytosis
Innate immunity : macrophages and recovery from inflammation
Systemic responses to inflammation
Innate immunity : the complement system
Cell signaling : cytokines and their receptors
Antigens : triggers of adaptive immunity
Dendritic cells and and antigen processing
The major histocompatibility complex
Organs of the immune system
Helper T cells and their response to antigen
B cells and their response to antigen
Antibodies : soluble antigen receptors
How antigen-binding receptors are made
T cell function and the destruction of cell-associated invaders
The third lymphocyte population : natural killer cells
Regulation of adaptive immunity
Immunity in the fetus and newborn
Immunity at body surfaces
Vaccines and their production
The use of vaccines
Immunity to bacteria and fungi
Immunity to viruses
Immunity to parasites
Type I hypersensitivity
Red cell antigens and type II hypersensitivity
Immune complexes and type III hypersensitivity
Type IV hypersensitivity : delayed hypersensitivity
Organ graft rejection
Resistance to tumors
Autoimmunity : general principles
Organ-specific autoimmune diseases
Systemic immunological diseases
Primary immunodeficiencies
Secondary immunological defects
Drugs and other agents that affect the immune system
Evolution of the immune system
Immunodiagnostic techniques
Appendices : 1. Annotated list of selected CD molecules ; 2. Some selected cytokines