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Bovine Pathology

Bovine Pathology

A Text and Color Atlas

By C D Buergelt, Professor Emeritus. University of Florida, USA, E G Clark, Adjunct Professor. University of Calgary, Canada, F Del Piero, Professor of Pathology. Louisiana State University, USA

May 2018 / Hardback / 448 Pages / 9781780646718 £125.00 / €165.00 / $205.00
With 10% online discount: £112.50 / €148.50 / $184.50
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Main Description

Illustrated with over 1000 color images of the highest quality, Bovine Pathology: A Text and Color Atlas is a comprehensive single resource to identifying diseases in dairy cattle, feedlot cattle, and their calves. With summary text describing key features, the book correlates clinical information with pathology and differential diagnoses.

The text covers naked-eye macroscopic appearance, through to microscopic pathology, and the immunohistochemistry of infectious agents and tumor markers. Structured by major organ system, the disease entries follow a consistent format and clarity of display. This, combined with an integrated E-book, handy fact sheets, summary boxes and key points, helps aid understanding. Key features include:

- Over 1000 superb color images to illustrate the pathologies
- A thorough review of mainly western hemisphere diseases of cattle covering macroscopic appearance, microscopic appearance, and immunohistochemistry
- Synoptic layout, fact sheets, summary boxes, succinct legends and key bullet points supports its use as a field guide or revision aid
- Organised by major organ system which ensures that vital facts can be found quickly
- A unique chapter covering calf-hood diseases

Serving as an essential reference work for veterinary pathologists who perform bovine necropsies, veterinary residents and students, the book is also practical enough for bovine practitioners who need to investigate sudden death losses of cattle on the farm.


Suitable for veterinary pathologists, veterinary residents and students, as well as bovine practitioners.

  • Chapter 1: Diseases of Neonates and Calves
  • Chapter 2: Diseases of the Nervous System
  • Chapter 3: Diseases of the Respiratory System
  • Chapter 4: Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
  • Chapter 5: Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Chapter 6: Diseases of the Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas
  • Chapter 7: Diseases of the Urinary System
  • Chapter 8: Diseases of the Musculo-Skeletal System
  • Chapter 9: Diseases of the Endocrine System
  • Chapter 10: Diseases of the Reproductive System
  • Chapter 11: Diseases of the Hematopoietic and Hemolymphatic System
  • Chapter 12: Diseases of the Integument
  • Chapter 13: Diseases of the Claw, Foot Skin and Soft Tissues
  • Chapter 14: Diseases of the Udder and Teats
  • Chapter 15: Diseases of the Eye and Ears
  • Chapter 16: Select Poisonous Plant-Induced Diseases in Cattle
  • Chapter 17: Bovine Diseases without Lesions
It is well organized by body systems. Common syndromes and diseases of the newborn, digestive system, and CNS and the topic of reproductive wastage are extensively covered. This book will be helpful for practitioners, pathologists, and veterinary students interested in bovine diseases. I highly recommend this book. Dale Miskimins, December 2018

Buergelt A prestigious author and researcher, Professor Buergelt is author of Color Atlas of Equine Pathology published by Wiley 2014. He taught Veterinary Pathology to professional students and residents for over 30 years while on the faculty of the University of Florida. He has longstanding continuous professional experience in diagnostic veterinary pathology, covering domestic animal species, especially large animals, small animals, wildlife/exotic animal species and zoo animals. His research interest focused on bovine paratuberculosis (Johne's disease), an important worldwide infectious disease of ruminants.

Clark Dr. Edward G. Clark is an adjunct professor with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Clark has gained considerable experience and is one of the greatest experts in the pathology of feedlot cattle. He also specializes in veterinary dermatopathology.

Del Piero Dr. Del Piero (board-certified) is Professor of Veterinary Pathology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA. Dr. Del Piero has considerable experience in the pathology of large animals.