Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease 6th Edition PDF. The sixth edition of Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease continues the objectives of the fourth and fifth editions in keeping students up to date on the latest information concerning the pathogeneses of existing, new, and reemerging veterinary diseases.
Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease 6th Edition PDF
This edition has been revised and updated using the philosophy of earlier editions, “to explain pathology and its lesions in the context of understanding disease in a chronological sequence of events from both the morphologic and mechanistic perspectives with an emphasis on responses of cells, tissues, and organs to injury.”
The textbook is divided into two sections: Section 1, General Pathology, and Section 2, Pathology of Organ Systems.
General Pathology describes the underlying causes and mechanisms of cell and tissue injury and the resulting responses to injury (i.e., disease). Subject matter is divided into six chapters focusing on key concepts in the areas of cellular adaptations (degenerative, regenerative, or restorative) and cell death, vascular disorders, inflammation, mechanisms of infectious diseases, disorders of immunity, and neoplasia. Pathology of Organ Systems is the study of diseases that occur in specific tissues, organs, and organ systems. The material is divided among 15 chapters that cover disease and disease pathogeneses within each organ system.
New to This Edition Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease 6th Edition PDF.
All 21 chapters in the sixth edition have been updated and revised; 10 of the chapters have been extensively rewritten and are a reflection of the efforts of contributors new to the sixth edition. Nearly all schematic materials have been replaced with new illustrations tailored to the practice of veterinary medicine. In addition, each chapter now has its own “Key Readings Index” to aid students in quickly identifying and locating information relevant to their coursework.
Each of the six General Pathology chapters includes new sections labeled “Essential Concepts” that concisely summarize “lifelong learning” subject matter, for example, cell death, thrombosis, acute inflammation, portals of entry, inappropriate immune responses, and metastasis. Species-specific diseases in the chapters within Pathology of Organ Systems are described under headings of the major domestic animal affected—horses, ruminants (cattle, sheep, and goats), pigs, dogs, and cats. Those disorders and diseases not unique to a single species (i.e., those that occur in several species) are grouped under the heading “Disorders of Domestic Animals.” In the sections of these chapters covering structure, function, dysfunction/responses to injury, portals of entry/pathways of spread, and defense mechanisms/barrier systems, new information on aging has been added and the full-color schematic diagrams and photographs of lesions have been updated and replaced as needed to emphasize pathogeneses of disease. Additionally, sections covering postmortem examination and evaluation procedures for each organ system are included in the ExpertConsult website. The sixth edition also includes the separation of Chapter 20, The Ear and Eye into two distinct chapters, Chapter 20, The Ear, and Chapter 21, The Eye.
Lastly, terminology in veterinary pathology continues to evolve with each new edition. In this edition, students will encounter in each chapter the use of different terms such as postmortem examination, necropsy, and autopsy (syn: necropsy) to describe methods used to examine tissues and organ systems. Although these terms are synonymous, this inconstancy reflects an ongoing discussion within the profession. There are strong opinions supporting each term and the proper terminology to use will likely take several editions to sort itself out.
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