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Since 1977, this outstanding book has been the immunology reference of choice for both veterinary students and practitioners. It's the only complete resource on the subject, featuring a straightforward presentation of basic immunologic principles with comprehensive information on the most significant immunological diseases and responses seen in domestic animals. This meticulously updated new edition explores the latest advances in the field and provides a wealth of clinical examples that illustrate and clarify important concepts. Clearly explains the general principles of immunology and applied immunology. Includes information on the most significant immunological diseases and immunological responses seen in domestic animals. Presents coverage of domestic mammal species in phylogenetic order: horse-cattle-sheep-pig-dog-cat-mouse-human. Provides clinical examples that demonstrate key immunologic principles. Offers expanded and updated references for all key sources in the literature. Features a new appendix that provides at-a-glance access to a comprehensive list of cytokines. Offers expanded coverage of complement and its critical importance to innate immunity. Discusses the latest information on the receptors of NK cells. Provides additional content on antibacterial peptides and their importance in inflammation and innate immunity. Includes coverage of newly identified cytokines, CD molecules, and IgA receptors. Examines new data on the functions of T cells, the effects of nematodes on eosinophils, and the latest DNA vaccines against West Nile virus and canine melanoma. Offers complete information on emerging diseases such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, hemophagocytic syndrome, and autoimmune sarcolemmal disease in dogs, as well as common variable immunodeficiencies and immune mediated polysynovitis in horses.

Table of Contents

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 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
The Systemic Immunological Diseases
Primary Immunodeficiencies
Secondary Immunological Defects
Drugs and Other Agents That Affect the Immune System
The Evolution of the Immune System
Immunodiagnostic Techniques
Annotated List Of Selected CD Molecules
Some Selected Cytokines
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