Dogs: Biology, Behavior and Health Disorders


Editor: Vincent M. DeGiovine

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research

This new book explores the biology, behavior and health disorders of dogs. Topics discussed include chronic valve disease in dogs; Canine Leishmaniosis; dogs as the reservoirs and transmitters of the rabies virus; dog bites to the external genitalia in children; understanding the human gaze in dogs; strategies for dog rabies control in Bolivia; diagnosis of Brucella Canis by polymerase chain reaction and a study on cardiac enzymes in heart worm infection in dogs.

Table of Contents


Characterization of the Extracellular Matrix Metabolism in Normal Mitral Valves and Chronic Valve Disease (CVD) (syn. endocardiosis) in Dogs: Morphology, Immunohistochemistry and mRNA Analyses;pp. 1-34
(Heike Aupperle, Jens Thielebein, Andreas Schubert, Imke März, Institut für Veterinär-Pathologie, Veterinärmedizinische Fakultät, Universität Leipzig, Germany, and others)

Genetics of Dog Behavior;pp. 35-68
(Linda van den Berg, Diane van Rooy, Claire Wade, Department of Pediatrics and Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands, and others)

How the Past Affects the Present: A Genetic History of the Irish Wolfhound;pp. 69-91
(Silvan R. Urfer, University of Washington Medicine Pathology, Washington, USA)

What Do Dogs Understand About Human Communicative Gestures? A Novel Synthesis;pp. 93-109
(Victoria Wobber, Juliane Kaminski, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussets, and others)

Canine Leishmaniosis: An Expanding Disease;pp. 111-126
(G. Santos-Gomes, G. Alexandre-Pires, J. Meireles, J. Correia, T. Villa de Brito, I. Pereira da Fonseca, Laboratório Associado Centro de Malária e Outras Doenças Tropicais, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Dogs as Reservoirs and Transmitters of the Rabies Virus;pp. 127-145
(Pedro Carnieli Júnior, Karin Corrêa Scheffer, Luciana Botelho Chaves, Graciane Maria Medeiros Caporale, Carla Isabel Macedo, Juliana Galera Castilho, Alexandre Mendes Batista, Andréa de Cássia Rodrigues da Silva, Instituto Pasteur de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Dog Bites to the External Genitalia in Children: Review of Pediatric Literature;pp. 147-159
(Mirko Bertozzi, Antonino Appignani, S.C. di Clinica Chirurgica Pediatrica, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Ospedale S. Maria della Misericordia, Perugia, Italy)

Cataracts in Large and Small Dogs: A Biomarker for Life Span;pp. 161-177
(Silvan R. Urfer, Kimberly Greer, Norman S. Wolf, University of Washington Medicine Pathology, Washington, USA)

Knowing Human Gaze;pp. 179-187
(Miriam Ittyerah, Department of Psychology, Christ University, Bangalore, India)

Strategies for Dog Rabies Control: An Example of Bolivia;pp. 189-200
(K. Suzuki, G. Ruiz, G. Ascarrunz, A. Loza, M. Pérez, E.T. González, M.R. Pecoraro, J.A. Guzman, J.A.C. Pereira, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina, and others)

Diagnosis of Brucella Canis by Polymerase Chain Reaction;pp. 201-208
(Zeki Aras, Uçkun Sait Ucan, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey)

A Study on Cardiac Enzyme in Dog Heart Worm Infection;pp. 209-214
(Viroj Wiwanitkit, Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok Thailand, and others)


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