Skin Diseases of Cattle in the Tropics is a clinical and practical guide to help animal scientists, field veterinarians, veterinary students, and technicians make appropriate and differential diagnoses. It features quizzes of clinical cases as well as multiple images of characteristic lesions and laboratory findings of major skin diseases (and diseases with skin manifestations) prevalent in tropical areas, notably the Sub-Saharan African countries. This self-learning and easy-to-use instructional guide, a unique offering in the field of animal science and veterinary medicine, provides essential and foundational information about the relevant skin condition, followed by illustrated flow charts of its laboratory diagnosis as well as a summary of the respective disease.
This title makes the subject accessible for practicing veterinarians and animal scientists, and is useful particularly for those who have neither seen nor have chance to see such diseases in the field or clinics. Such diseases are important not only in the tropics, but may be encountered in many countries in subtropical and temperate zones.
- Features more than 100 images of lesions and laboratory findings of major skin diseases and diseases with skin manifestations that are prevalent in tropical areas
- Includes clinical-case quizzes for self-directed learning
- Covers laboratory diagnosis, clinical presentations, and the summary of all important facts about the disease, including the etiology
Dr. Hamid is associate professor in the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Parasitology at King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia, with nearly 3 decades of experience in teaching, student management, research, and staff management. He holds an undergraduate veterinary degree and postgraduate qualification in clinical microbiology related to bovine diseases, and taught veterinary preventive medicine from 1997-2003 at the University of Khartoum.