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Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment



Organism, Disease, Control

Edited by M Behr, McGill University, Canada, D Collins, AgResearch, New Zealand

January 2010 / Hardback / 392 Pages / 9781845936136 £89.99 / €117.00 / $170.95
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Main Description

Paratuberculosis, also referred to as Johne's disease, affects cattle, goats, sheep, buffalo, deer and other ruminants. It is common worldwide and responsible for significant economic losses in the dairy industry. Recent advances in detection, vaccination and microbial genetics make this a timely book that examines the epidemiology of paratuberculosis, the organism that causes the disease, and practical aspects of its diagnosis and control. It also addresses the link between paratuberculosis in the food chain and human health implications, including Crohn's disease. This authoritative text is an essential resource for large animal veterinarians, livestock industry personnel and those involved in the dairy and meat industries, as well as microbiologists, researchers and students in these fields.

  • 1: History of paratuberculosis
  • 2: Global Prevalence and Economics of Infection with Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis in ruminants
  • 3: Epidemiology of Paratuberculosis
  • 4: Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis in animal-derived foods and the environment
  • 5: Paratuberculosis and Crohn's disease
  • 6: Genetics of host susceptibility to paratuberculosis
  • 7: Mycobacterium avium complex
  • 8: Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis genome
  • 9: Molecular genetics of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis
  • 10: Proteome and antigens of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis
  • 11: Host-pathogen interactions and intracellular survival of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis
  • 12: Comparative differences between strains of Mycobacterium avium subspecies Paratuberculosis
  • 13: Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and antimicrobial agents
  • 14: Paratuberculosis in Cattle
  • 15: Paratuberculosis in sheep
  • 16: Paratuberculosis in goats
  • 17: Paratuberculosis in deer, camelids and other ruminants
  • 18: Infection of non-ruminant wildlife by Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis
  • 19: Experimental ruminant models of Paratuberculosis
  • 20: Experimental small animal models of Paratuberculosis
  • 21: Immunology of paratuberculosis infection and disease
  • 22: Cultivation of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis
  • 23: Diagnosis of paratuberculosis by PCR
  • 24: Immune-based diagnosis of Paratuberculosis
  • 25: Strain characterisation of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis
  • 26: Paratuberculosis control measures in Europe
  • 27: Paratuberculosis Control in the USA
  • 28: Paratuberculosis control measures in Australia
  • 29: Ruminant aspects of paratuberculosis vaccination
  • 30: Development of new paratuberculosis vaccines"

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