Avian Immunology,
Edition 3
Edited by Bernd Kaspers, Karel A. Schat, Thomas Göbel and Lonneke Vervelde

Publication Date: 01 Sep 2021

Avian Immunology, Third Edition contains a detailed description of the avian innate immune system, encompassing the mucosal, enteric, respiratory and reproductive systems. The diseases and disorders it covers, include immunodepressive diseases and immune evasion, autoimmune diseases, and tumors of the immune system. Practical aspects of vaccination are examined as well. Extensive appendices summarize resources for scientists including cell lines, inbred chicken lines, cytokines, chemokines, and monoclonal antibodies.

With contributions from the foremost international experts in the field, Avian Immunology 3rd, provides the most up-to-date crucial information not only for poultry health professionals and avian biologists, but also for comparative and veterinary immunologists, graduate students and veterinary students with an interest in avian immunology.

Avian Immunology, Third Edition, is a fascinating and growing field and surely provides new and exciting insights for mainstream immunology in the future.

Key Features

  • Reflects significant advances in the field since the second edition, particularly the explosion of knowledge on genomics including work on the chicken, turkey and zebra finch genomes
  • Provides a single source reference ranging from the basic science to cutting edge research
  • Provides practical information for veterinarians particularly those specialised in poultry or companion bird medicine
  • New chapters on the impact of the microbiome on the immune system, defence mechanisms in the egg and embryo and emerging transgene technologies
About the author
Edited by Bernd Kaspers, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Munich, Germany; Karel A. Schat, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; Thomas Göbel, University of Munich, Institute for Physiology, Munich, Germany and Lonneke Vervelde, University of Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, UK
Table of Contents

1. The importance of the avian immune system and its unique features
2. Structure of the avian lymphoid system
3. Development of the avian immune system
4. B cells, the bursa of Fabricius and the generation of antibody repertoires
5. Structure and evolution of avian immunoglobulins
6. Avian T cell: cell lineages and antigen recognition
7. The avian MHC (this chapter will provide more information on antigen presenting cells and antigen presentation)
8. The avian innate immune system
9. Avian cytokines and chemokines
10. Immunogenetics and the mapping of immune functions
11. The mucosal immune system
12. Impact of the microbiome on the immune system
13. Defence mechanisms in the egg and embryo
14. Avian immunosuppressive diseases and immunoevasion
15. Factors modulating the immune system
16. Autoimmune diseases of poultry
17. Tumours of the immune system
18. Practical aspects of poultry vaccination
19. Comparative immunology of agricultural species
20. Ecoimmunology
21. Emerging transgene technologies in the chicken and their application to avian immunology research

A. Chicken strains useful for defining the genetics of immune

Book details
ISBN: 9780128187081
Page Count: 456
Retail Price : £134.00
Avian immunologists and disease specialists, ornithologists, (post) graduate students in immunology, microbiology, poultry science and evolutionary biology, animal health companies, avian vaccine manufacturers, nutrition companies, feed additive companies