December 20, 2011 admin

Vet Varsity Professor Publishes book on infectious diseases of farm animals

Ludhiana-20-Dec, 2011: Dr Kirti Dua, Prof and Head, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University (GADVASU) has published a text book on infectious diseases of farm animals. This book is designed primarily for undergraduate and post graduate veterinary students, veterinary general practitioners and members of other disciplines interested in infectious diseases of farm animals. This book discusses important infectious diseases of cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, horses and pigs caused by various pathogens. An introductory section deals in brief history of veterinary medicine, causes and pathogenesis of disease and veterinary epidemiology. Subsequently diseases of farm animals are presented under different headings viz. diseases caused by bacteria, mycoplasma, chlamydia, rickettsia, viruses, prions, fungi and parasites. In order to simplify the reader’s task in the section on individual diseases, the subheading etiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, clinical pathology, treatment, vaccination and control are included. Photographs and line diagrams of many diseases of farm animals are presented in user friendly way to maximize understanding. Some important topics, which are gaining importance in the present day scenario like emerging diseases, biosecurity and disaster management, have also been included. A chapter each on collection of clinical specimens to the veterinary diagnostic laboratory, vaccines, antimicrobials and glossary has been included.
     This is the second book of Dr Dua. Earlier he has published text book on Veterinary Ethics and Jurisprudence which is very well accepted by the undergraduate students of different veterinary colleges of India and neighboring countries.

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