A clinician and a pathologist collaborate to create a comprehensive yet practical book about established infectious diseases of horses, categorized according to the different pathogens. The book evaluates the latest diagnostic aids, including rapid developments in molecular biology, while emphasising that they are no substitute for clinical observation and skills. The majority of equine infectious diseases caused by microbes and parasites are covered - bacterial, viral, protozoan, fungal, ectoparasitic and helminthic. Practical Appendices contain a list of differential diagnoses based on clinical signs to support clinical decision-making, and a list of zoonoses and reportable diseases, and an elaborate illustrated Appendix on clinical pathology and hematology.
Thoroughly updated a decade after the release of the original text, the book continues to be concise and easy to understand, and remains an important resource for uncommon conditions. It adds new sections on pythiosis, equine encephalosis, Acinetobacter baumanii, enteric coronavirus-induced disease, and viral hepatitis as well as updated nomenclature according to the latest reference databases. The most dynamic changes in veterinary medicine concern the development of new molecular diagnostic techniques and therapies, and these have been updated with most recent references throughout this second edition. Finally, the exceptional, full-colour clinical and microscopic images are showcased in a larger format.
Infectious Diseases of the Horse is a valuable resource for all veterinary practitioners, scientists, pathologists, students, technicians and nurses working with horses.
J.H. van der Kolk graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1987. Since then he had been working as a member of the staff of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University. He was appointed associate professor in Equine Internal Medicine in 2005 with endocrinology and muscle metabolism as area of research. From 2012 on he took a position as head of the section Equine Metabolic and Genetic Diseases of Euregio Laboratory Services, Maastricht, the Netherlands and was appointed director of Euregio Laboratory Services on January 1, 2015 aimed at veterinary business development. Since 2014 he has been assigned as part-time staff member of the University of Bern, Switzerland regarding equine research with endocrinology and metabolism as focus area. He was acknowledged Diplomate in Equine Internal Medicine of the European College of Equine Internal Medicine on September 16, 2003. He is also Editor-in-chief of the Veterinary Quarterly (2020. Impact Factor 3.320) since January 1, 2011. His 140 peer-reviewed manuscripts have been published in scientific journals including Am J Vet Res, J Am Vet Med Assoc, Mol Gen Metab, Neuromuscular Dis, J Appl Physiol, and Am J Physiol - Reg Integr Comp Physiol.E.J.B Veldhuis Kroeze graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the State University of Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2000. After a short period working as veterinary surgeon, he began his residency in Veterinary Pathology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, and passed the board examinations of the European College of Veterinary Pathology (ECVP) in 2008, becoming an ECVP Diplomate. During his employment at Utrecht University he developed profound interest for equine pathology. From 2009 onwards he worked as Veterinary Pathologist at Viroclinics Biosciences B.V. and was engaged in a PhD project at the Erasmus University Medical Center (EMC) Rotterdam gaining his PhD on the pathogenesis of influenza in 2017. From then on he started at IDEXX laboratories as diagnostic veterinary pathologist, and has been assigned as part-time researcher at the department of Viroscience EMC Rotterdam regarding comparative pathology of viral diseases on the human-animal interface. His 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts have been published in scientific journals including Lancet infect Dis, Vet Rec, Front Microbiol, Vaccine, PLoS Pathog, J Gen Virol, J Comp Path, Equine Vet J, Equine Vet Educ, J Vet Intern Med, Vet Quart, Vet J, J Vet Diagn Invest, Reprod Domest Anim, Theriogenology.