Manning, E. J. B. and Collins, M. T. (editors): Mycobacterial Infections in Domestic and Wild Animals. Office International des Epizooties (World Organisation for Animal Health), 12 rue de Prony, 75017 Paris, France. Scientific and Technical Review No. 20 (1), April 2001. 352 pages. Format 21 × 29.7 cm. ISBN 92-9044-522-X. Price: 40. This 352-page publication discusses the aetiology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, pathology and diagnostic methods of the mycobacterial infections of domestic and wild animals, the possibilities of treatment and vaccination, as well as the procedures of their eradication. The timeliness of this book is underlined by the fact that the incidence of mycobacterial infections tends to grow all over the world, and that in recent years new knowledge has been accumulated on the structure and virulence of mycobacteria, on their diagnosis and on the development of recombinant vaccines.
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