What is veterinary Bacteriology?

What is veterinary Bacteriology?

The field of Veterinary Bacteriology plays a major role in veterinary medicine, human health, and economics. This overview describes representative bacteria that are pathogenic and can cause infectious diseases to animals. Others are potential infectious agents to humans, and they can threaten public health.

How is microbiology used in veterinary medicine?

Veterinary Microbiology is concerned with bacterial and viral diseases of domesticated vertebrate animals (livestock, companion animals, fur-bearing animals, game, poultry, but excluding fish) that supply food, other useful products or companionship.

Is the study of bacteria related to veterinary medicine?

The primary purpose of the Bacteriology Section is to assist veterinarians and animal owners in providing optimal health care for animals by identifying those bacteria and fungi causing disease and by determining the antimicrobial agents to which the bacteria may respond in vivo.

What is the diagnostic procedure in veterinary bacteriology?

The kinds of specimens submitted to veterinary microbiology laboratories are various and the procedure to be followed in processing each of the specimens depends upon the disease or organism suspected. One of the problems is knowing—often in the absence of any clues provided by the pathologist or clinician—just what pathogen or disease to suspect.

What can the Veterinary Microbiology Laboratory Manual be used for?

The main portion of this manual involves the identification of unknown microbial agents. The manual can also be used as a reference material and guideline protocol for basic microbiological practices and research experiments.

What do you do in the bacteriology laboratory?

About the Bacteriology Laboratory Section Bacteriologists isolate and identify bacterial and fungal pathogens. Specimens may be taken at necropsy or from live animals. Tests are run for numerous bacterial pathogens including potential agents of bioterrorism.

How old is the laboratory manual in microbiology?

This laboratory manual and workbook, now in its seventh edition, maintains its original emphasis on the basic prin- ciples of diagnostic microbiology for students preparing to enter the allied health professions.