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   -OIE Proceedings & Compendiums, Standards, Thematic Publications, Technical Series, World Animal Health

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Potential Applications of Pathogen Genomics, Murcia, Pablo ; Sándor Belák & Massimo Palmarini (editors)
27 Murcia, Pablo ; Sándor Belák & Massimo Palmarini (editors) Potential Applications of Pathogen Genomics
9290449969 / 9789290449966 New
2016. 30cm. Pp.300. Softbound.

Describes new high-throughput sequencing technologies and bioinformatic tools applied to pathogen genomics. In addition, applications of genomics to disease surveillance or during outbreaks of infectious diseases are also described. As sequencing data constitute a unique resource of information, there is also a section on databases and their possible applications to improving animal health worldwide.

The increasing power of high-throughput sequencing, bioinformatics and computational biology have revolutionised most aspects of biomedical and veterinary sciences. Such new technologies and tools have also had a big impact on the diagnosis, control and management of animal diseases.

Price: 62.00 GBP
Brucellosis : Recent Developments in Diagnosis and Epidemiology Towards 'One Health', Plumb, G ;  S. Olsen & G. Pappas (editors)
28 Plumb, G ; S. Olsen & G. Pappas (editors) Brucellosis : Recent Developments in Diagnosis and Epidemiology Towards 'One Health'
9290449195 / 9789290449195 New
2013. 30cm. Pp.295. Softbound.

'Brucellosis : Recent Developments in Diagnosis and Epidemiology' presents a comprehensive overview of the state of knowledge of the ecology of brucellosis, a clearer understanding of the current situation and a summary of the outlook for the future, so as to allow the disease to be neglected no longer, or at least to be recognised as neglected.

The study of zoonotic brucellosis served as a basis for some of the great early advances in epidemiology, yet the disease remains the most common chronic bacterial infection in the world. It continues to cause important medical, veterinary, socioeconomic and conservation problems, mainly because its overall burden remains underestimated and often neglected.

Brucellosis manifests anywhere and knows no borders, moving liberally amongst humans, livestock, and terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. There is a need, therefore, for critical deliberation of its epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and prevention and management.

In responding to this need, the global scientific and technical community has recently made several advances : it has increased our understanding of molecular determinants and cell internalisation mechanisms; improved molecular characterisation techniques (leading to a better understanding of evolution, host specificity, and pathogenicity); developed more accurate multivariate empirical models of disease transmission and persistence probabilities; made progress in the integration of spatial epidemiology techniques; designed and implemented long-term adaptive risk management systems; developed new approaches to applying ecological principles to wildlife brucellosis in large landscape-scale environments; made innovative advances in vaccinology; and gained insights into emergent strains and novel hosts. Yet, despite these notable advances, there remain important challenges in the areas of risk assessment and management, the adoption of sustainable control interventions, and capacity building for improved epidemiological and economic decision-making.

In line with the emergence of the information age, exciting advances in brucellosis are being witnessed through the increasing global integration of brucellosis science and management communities. Indeed, one of the purposes of this issue of the OIE Scientific and Technical Review is to further encourage enterprising outreach amongst the human, wildlife, and livestock brucellosis communities, and thus deliberately nurture this continuing integration towards a One Health approach involving disease prevention and control programmes at the animal source.

As H.V. Wyatt observed, ‘History may repeat as farce, but diseases recur with historical memories.’

Contents :

•Lessons from the history of brucellosis
•Brucellosis in terrestrial wildlife
•Epidemiology of brucellosis in domestic animals caused by Brucella melitensis, Brucella suis and Brucella abortus
•Persistence of brucellosis in pastoral systems
•Risks of Brucella abortus spillover in the Greater Yellowstone Area
•An ecological perspective on Brucella abortus in the western United States
•Wildlife reservoirs of brucellosis: Brucella in aquatic environments
•Pathogenesis and pathobiology of brucellosis in livestock

Price: 57.50 GBP
Bee Health and Veterinarians, Ritter, Wolfgang (editor)
29 Ritter, Wolfgang (editor) Bee Health and Veterinarians
9290449233 / 9789290449232 New
2014. 30cm. Pp.[viii], 316. Numerous colour photos, plain and colour text figures, tables. References. Softbound.

Provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the complex set of problems facing bee keepers and veterinarians.

The reasons for losses around the world are manifold and range from environmental influences to pathogenic agents. Bee health has also been affected by harmful practices in worldwide trade. New parasites and pathogens have been spreading more quickly than ever before. Only if all the parties involved work together to tackle the problem will bee health be improved in the future. Government veterinarians must be knowledgeable about bees and bee diseases as they are responsible for dealing with notifiable bee diseases/pests and international trade controls. However, private veterinary practitioners must also be informed about the relationship between the physiology of bees and the pathology of honey-bee diseases, as they are responsible for prescribing and delivering the appropriate medicines required by beekeepers.

Essential reference comprising the work of 47 authors from 18 countries.

Price: 44.00 GBP
Risk Analysis in Aquatic Animal Health, Rodgers, C.J. (editor)
30 Rodgers, C.J. (editor) Risk Analysis in Aquatic Animal Health
9290445211 / 9789290445210 New
2001. 30cm. Pp.x, 346. Photos & figures. Softbound.

Risk Analysis in Aquatic Animal Health is a compilation of the presentations, session discussions and reports from the OIE International Conference held in Paris from 8 to 10 February 2000. This Conference provided the first opportunity to bring together experts in this important developing discipline. The meeting was held with the objective of provoking international dialogue and providing the latest information to scientists, academics and regulators responsible for developing, evaluating and implementing measures intended to protect aquatic animal health.

The poorly understood aspects of the life-cycles and survival parameters of fish and shellfish pathogens make the application of risk assessment difficult, even to the most studied models. However, as research is lacking in some important areas, risk assessment can be used to highlight research priorities. The Proceedings of this Conference therefore represent an attempt to resolve some of the surrounding issues and clarify the understanding of the risk analysis mechanism as applied to aquatic animals.

The contemporary nature of this topic is reflected in the content of the Proceedings which answers the current need for a reference work providing explanatory background detail. The final balance is a unique compilation of information that can be used both as an entry point for anyone wanting to learn more about the subject, as well as a tool for those who require the latest developments in the field.

The sections provide a combination of overview and more specific information on aquatic animal health related to risk analysis methodology, areas of application, standardisation of monitoring programmes, pathogen survival and detection techniques. Forward-looking recommendations are also made and appendices include the text of the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS Agreement) and a list of useful websites.

These Proceedings provide an indispensable collection of authorative papers that will promote advances in risk analysis for aquatic animal health and produce the necessary impetus for generating further interest.

Price: 36.00 GBP
The Economics of Animal Health, Rushton, Jonathan (editor)
31 Rushton, Jonathan (editor) The Economics of Animal Health
9295108302 / 9789295108301 
2017. 30cm. Pp.350. Softbound.

Presents what is currently considered best practice in the use of economics in animal health, and looks at where economics could be incorporated into animal health investments and programmes to ensure that the allocation of resources is both proportionate and timely.

Understanding the socio-economic circumstances in which animal diseases emerge, are maintained and spread, is both a part of economic impact assessments and a basis for multidisciplinary assessments of animal health interventions. Such assessments need to consider animal welfare and take into account the value that society places on this important aspect of animal care.

In addition to changes in public attitudes towards animal health and welfare, there has been a shift in the way the world uses and views economics. The neo-classical basis of economic assessment is under scrutiny and alternative views of how to assess people’s behaviour have been proposed. These are applicable to an animal health context and need to be explored if economics is to add value to animal disease management and to overall leadership on animal health and welfare policies and standards.

Trilingual, English, French, Spanish.

Price: 61.00 GBP
Integration of Surveillance Policies in Animal Health and Food Safety : ‘From Farm to Fork.’, Sorlach, Stuart (editor)
32 Sorlach, Stuart (editor) Integration of Surveillance Policies in Animal Health and Food Safety : ‘From Farm to Fork.’
9290449209 / 9789290449201 New
Scientific and Technical Review 32 (2). 2013. 30cm. Pp.195. Softbound.

Deals with the recognised need for better coordination of surveillance policies for animal health, food pathogens and foodborne diseases. Examines the role of Veterinary Services and highlights the need to work closely with the other services involved.

Trilingual En / Fr / Es.

Price: 57.50 GBP
Camelid Infectious Disorders, Wernery, U ; J. Kinne & R.K. Schuster (editors)
33 Wernery, U ; J. Kinne & R.K. Schuster (editors) Camelid Infectious Disorders
9290449543 / 9789290449546 New
2014. 30cm. Pp.550. Softbound.

An up-to-date reference covering all infectious diseases in camelids.

The book is divided into chapters on bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic diseases ; each section containing information on aetiology, epidemiology, clinical signs, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and control. Essential reference.

Price: 53.00 GBP
New Developments in Major Vector-borne Diseases -   Part I : An overview. Part II : Important diseases for veterinarians, Zientara, S ; D. Verwoerd & P-P. Pastoret (editors)
34 Zientara, S ; D. Verwoerd & P-P. Pastoret (editors) New Developments in Major Vector-borne Diseases - Part I : An overview. Part II : Important diseases for veterinarians
9290449799 / 9789290449799 New
2015. 2 volumes. 30cm. Softbound.

Volume 1 focuses on the most important arthropod vectors (insects and ticks) and describes their taxonomy, biology, competence and development. It begins by defining ‘vector’, ‘vector-borne disease’ and ‘emerging disease’ and provides explanations that are in line with the OIE understanding of these terms. The zoonotic risks of infections transmitted by arthropod vectors are also discussed, as is the genetic resistance of certain vertebrate hosts to infection. In addition, this volume considers the influence of climatic and anthropogenic changes on the distribution of vectors and the infections they transmit. The last part of this volume focuses on surveillance and control methods for these infections.

The second volume looks at viral diseases, but also considers bacterial and parasitic diseases. The description of each disease has been updated in accordance with the most recent scientific research, focusing on epidemiology and control. Particular emphasis is placed on emerging diseases (such as infection with the Schmallenberg virus) and diseases that have a zoonotic component (such as West Nile fever). Diseases that have experienced a recent geographic expansion (bluetongue, fever due to the Chikungunya virus) are also discussed.

Two volume set.

Volume 1 pictured.

Price: 123.00 GBP
The Future of Pastoralism, Zinsstag, Jakob ; Esther Schelling, Bassirou Bonfoh (editors)
35 Zinsstag, Jakob ; Esther Schelling, Bassirou Bonfoh (editors) The Future of Pastoralism
9290449977 / 9789290449973 New
2016. 30cm. Pp.300. Softbound.

Two-thirds of the world’s agricultural land is grassland, either because these areas have limited rainfall or because the terrain is mountainous. Most of these semi-arid and high-altitude ecosystems are not suitable for growing crops, so they are predominantly used for various types of mobile livestock husbandry. Such systems are the only way that these grasslands can become a source of human nutrition, as humans cannot digest grass cellulose. Extensive pastoral livestock production is, therefore, the most productive use of these lands. Moreover, in addition to providing food for both humans and animals, pastoral livestock production absorbs carbon and sustains livelihoods that could not be maintained in any other way in these areas.

This review discusses human and animal health services and the added value of improved collaboration between the two under a ‘One Health’ approach. It provides a vision for the sustainable use of pastoral ecosystems, providing innovative ideas for livelihoods, economic development, sustained ecosystem services, animal health management and social and institutional development.

Price: 62.00 GBP
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