Prompt and correct diagnosis of livestock and poultry diseases has paramount importance in veterinary and animal husbandry practices. It facilitates timely initiation of safe and specific therapy and implementation of preventive and control measures against diseases. The success of disease surveillance programmes also depends on the availability of diagnostic tools and facilities. This book presents a detailed and comprehensive account of conventional and modern techniques for diagnosis of major diseases of animals and poultry. Distinguished scientists and academicians across the country having expertise in disease diagnosis have contributed chapters in the book. Diagnostic techniques in pathology, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology, parasitology, cytology, haematology and imaging have been vividly described and suitably supported with impressive illustrations. The book is an unmatched reference resource not only for the disease diagnosticians but also for the researchers and teachers. Simple language of the book makes it equally useful for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of veterinary sciences and animal husbandry disciplines.
Dr. R. P. Gupta is Professor and Head in the Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Sciences, Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar (India). Apart from teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, Dr. Gupta has vast experience of research and disease diagnosis. He has published more than 60 scientific papers in the national and international journals. He has also presented several papers in scientific conferences. Dr. Gupta was also awarded N. C. Jain and J. L. Vegad Award for outstanding research in Veterinary Pathology by the Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists.
Dr. S. R. Garg is a senior Professor of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology. He is Fellow of the Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists. Dr. Garg obtained his PhD from the prestigious Kovalenko All-Russia Institute of Experimental Veterinary Medicine, Moscow. He has published numerous scientific papers and several books.
Dr. Vikas Nehra working as Assistant Scientist in Veterinary Pathology is an energetic young faculty member. He has a good experience of poultry disease diagnosis. He has to his credit a number of scientific publications.