About the book
INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF FARM ANIMALS 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 readerís 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.