Veterinary Infection: Prevention and Control

Veterinary Infection: Prevention and Control

Author: Ryan Jaxon

Publisher:

ISBN: 1641162791

Category: Medical

Page: 213

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Infectious diseases of animals are a substantial hazard to animal health and welfare, with implications for agronomic health, food supply and economy. Changes in agricultural practices and global climate conditions are conducive to the spread of infectious diseases. Arthropod-borne diseases and zoonotic infections are on the rise. Zoonotic or phonetic infections pose not only a threat to animal health, but can adversely affect humans. Foot rot, anthrax, rabies, swine vesicular disease, glanders, etc. are veterinary infections. Certain diseases are specific to one type of stock, such as scrapie and classical swine fever, while others can affect all animals with a specific trait, such as foot and mouth disease which affects all cloven-hoofed animals. Infection prevention and control typically involves decreasing host exposure to pathogens, decreasing host susceptibility and increasing resistance to infectious pathogens. Immunization, proper feeding and nutrition, judicious use of antimicrobials and other drugs, management of underlying disease, adequate pain control, etc. are certain measures that can be adopted to prevent such infections. This book unravels the recent studies in the field of veterinary infections. Also included herein is a detailed explanation of the various strategies for the prevention and control of veterinary infectious diseases. The extensive content of this book provides the readers with a thorough understanding of the subject.

Infectious Diseases and Arthropods

Infectious Diseases and Arthropods

Author: Jerome Goddard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1603274006

Category: Medical

Page: 251

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In this second edition of Infectious Diseases and Arthropods, Jerome Goddard summarizes the latest thinking about the biological, entomological, and clinical aspects of the major vector-borne diseases around the world. His book covers mosquito-, tick-, and flea-borne diseases, and a variety of other miscellaneous vector-borne diseases, including Chagas' disease, African sleeping sickness, onchocerciasis, scrub typhus, and louse-borne infections. The author provides for each disease a description of the vector involved, notes on its biology and ecology, distribution maps, and general clinical guidelines for treatment and control. Among the diseases fully discussed are malaria, dengue and yellow fevers, lymphatic filariasis, spotted fevers, ehrlichiosis, lyme disease, tularemia, and plague. Other arthropod-caused or related problems-such as myiasis, imaginary insect or mite infestations, and arthropod stings and bites-are also treated. At a time when vector-borne diseases are spreading ever more widely, Infectious Diseases and Arthropods provides physicians, infectious disease specialists, medical entomologists, and public health officials with an up-to-date, readily accessible, gold-standard reference source.

Arthropod Borne Diseases

Arthropod Borne Diseases

Author: Carlos Brisola Marcondes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319138848

Category: Medical

Page: 645

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Arthropod borne diseases cause enormous morbidity and mortality in most countries, mostly in those situated in tropical areas, but also in temperate regions. This book provides organized information on all arthropod related diseases, to prevent suffering and deaths, for medical students and professionals. Since arthropod borne diseases are present in many regions of the world and can even surprise professionals and lays in non-endemic regions, like malaria in UK and Canada, the author and its many expert collaborators are sure that it will be essential in all hospitals, clinics and medical libraries around the world. As arthropod borne diseases of domesticated animals are very numerous and in some cases related to human diseases, they are also included in the book.