Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, 4th Edition
By M. Donald McGavin, MVSc, PhD, FACVSc and James F. Zachary, DVM, PhD
Approx. 1488 pages Approx. 2110 illustrations (2050 in full color)
Trim size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
The 4th edition of this textbook presents both general pathology and special pathology in one comprehensive resource. Coverage includes a brief review of basic principles related to anatomy, structure and function, followed by congenital and functional abnormalities and discussions of viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections and neoplasia.
Logically organized chapters discuss normal functions of the body system, followed by pathologic conditions found in domestic and companion animals.
While focusing primarily on diseases in North America, the text also includes pathologic conditions found in other parts of the world, as well as those being brought into this country, such as West Nile virus, through the importation of cattle, sheep, and other animals.
Contributors are recognized in their area of expertise and are well known in research and education.
New to this Edition
Now in full color throughout with vivid new illustrations that clarify difficult concepts.
Includes six new chapters covering general pathology that discuss topics such as cellular and tissue responses to injury, vascular disorders, inflammation, and tumor biology.
All chapters emphasize mechanisms of disease (organ, tissue, cell, and molecular injury).
Features sequential presentations of disease processes (portal of entry „_ target cells „_ cellular injury „_ visual appearance of injury „_ resolution of injury „_ clinical outcomes).
Emphasizes portals of entry for microbes and injurious agents.
Focuses on defense mechanisms against microbes and injurious agents.
Table of Contents
Part One General Pathology
1. Cellular and tissue responses to injury
2. Vascular disorders and thrombosis
3. Acute inflammation
4. Chronic inflammation and wound healing
5. Diseases of immunity
6. Neoplasia and tumor biology
Part Two Pathology of Organ Systems
7. Alimentary system
8. Liver, biliary system, and exocrine pancreas
9. Respiratory system
10. Cardiovascular system
11. Urinary system
12. Endocrine system
13. Bone marrow, blood cells, and lymphatic system
14. Nervous system
15. Skeletal muscle
16. Bone and joints
17. The integument
18. Female reproductive system
19. Male reproductive system
20. Eye, eyelids, conjunctiva, and orbit