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- Publisher: Prentice Hall
- Format: Hardback | 416 pages
- Dimensions: 216mm x 282mm x 20mm | 1,043g
- Publication date: 1 January 2000
- Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
- ISBN 10: 0813431697
- ISBN 13: 9780813431697
- Edition: 3, Revised
- Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
Animal Health is designed to provide basic information on animal health and disease prevention. It is divided in four sections. Part 1 contains the basic components of a disease prevention program. It includes fundamental information on the nature of disease, nutrition, sanitation, disinfection, immunization, quarantine, housing, hereditary abnormalities, and basic husbandry practices. Part 2 deals with the structure and function of the various systems of the animal body and with the signs of disturbances and diseases that affect the digestive, genitourinary, respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. Part 3 includes diseases not commonly associated with a particular system of the animal body. Part 4 is devoted to the understanding of parasitology. Causes, clinical signs, prevention, and treatment are presented for the diseases covered in the text.
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Table of contents
PART 1. INTRODUCTION TO DISEASE PREVENTION. 1. The Nature of Disease. 2. Nutrition and Animal Health. 3. Sanitation and Disease Control. 4. Disinfection and Disinfectants. 5. Vaccination and Immunization. 6. Quarantine in Disease Control. 7. Animal Housing and Health. 8. Hereditary Factors and Abnormalities. 9. Basic Husbandry Practices. PART 2. DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH SYSTEMS OF THE ANIMAL BODY. 10. The Digestive System. 11. The Genitourinary System. 12. The Respiratory System. 13. The Circulatory System. 14. The Nervous System. PART 3. MISCELLANEOUS DISEASES OF FARM ANIMALS. 15. Generalized Diseases. 16. Metabolic and Deficiency Diseases. 17. Localized Diseases of the Skin and Extremities. 18. Plant and Chemical Poisonings. PART 4. PARASITOLOGY. 19. Introduction to Parasitology. 20. Parasites and Their Control. Glossary.