Basic Veterinary Immunology

by Gerald N. Callahan and Robin M. Yates; illustrated by William Zaun and Tamara Rees

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Published in cooperation with the Veterinary Information Network

"A much needed, entry-level introduction to veterinary-specific immunology. Aimed at students, it fills a gap in the market and, in doing so, will be a welcome read for anyone requiring an understanding of immunology either for curriculum-based studies, or to build on basic existing knowledge. . . . this book is a welcome addition to any student library, but also as a 'go to book' for the new graduate clinician with its easy to read format and extensive index."
—Melanie S. Lean, Veterinary Record

"...a welcome resource for veterinary and graduate students who are studying the fascinating and increasingly complex subject of immunology."
Vet Med Today (Full review originally published in JAVMA, 2014; 245:652. Excerpt reproduced with permission from the AVMA.)

"The superb illustrations in this book, as well as the clarity of the writing, mean that some of the more difficult concepts in immunology are presented in a way that will facilitate student learning. The clinical examples and review exercises will also assist with this. I highly recommend this book to those involved in teaching immunology to veterinary students."
—Dr. Joan Lloyd, Australian Veterinary Journal


Designed to fill the current gap in resources for teaching veterinary immunology, Basic Veterinary Immunology offers a solid background in the essentials of immunology within the context of veterinary medicine.

The book combines a clinical framework complete with real-world examples to integrate the theory and practice of veterinary medicine. Each chapter begins with a clinically relevant veterinary issue and then presents one aspect of basic immunology in the context of that issue. All chapters include learning objectives and a clinical correlation follow-up section that includes student considerations and a review of the possible explanations for the clinical presentation.

Illustrated with over 250 full-color images and figures that are also available as PowerPoint teaching aids, Basic Veterinary Immunology and related materials are available online to students, faculty, and clinical veterinarians in partnership with the Veterinary Information Network.

Basic Veterinary Immunology will provide students with a good working knowledge of veterinary immunology that will serve them both in the completion of their curricula and in professional practice.


Gerald N. Callahan is a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology and the Department of English at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he lives with his wife and dog. He is the author of Lousy Sex; Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes; Faith, Madness, and Spontaneous Human Combustion: What Immunology Can Teach Us about Self-Perception; Infection: The Uninvited Universe; and River Odyssey: A Story of the Colorado Plateau; and co-author of Basic Veterinary Immunology.

Robin M. Yates is associate professor in the Departments of Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicine, at the University of Calgary.

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  • Paperback Price: $68.00
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60732-218-4
  • Publication Month: May
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Pages: 337
  • Illustrations: 250 color illustrations
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Gerald N. Callahan and Robin M. Yates; illustrated by William Zaun and Tamara Rees
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