Volume 1, by K. V. F. Jubb, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Canada, and Peter C. Kennedy, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, California. xvi + 477 pages, illustrated. Academic Press, New York and London. 1963. $18.00
This extensive two-volume text is a clearly written, profusely illustrated and well-documented treatise on the systemic or special pathology of the domestic animals. No attempt has been made to cover general pathology since the authors point out that many existing texts cover this area adequately. An attempt has been made to correlate the pathologic physiology and clinical signs with both gross and microscopic necropsy findings.
A detailed table of contents and index allows one to find readily any topic of interest. Since all material on a given subject is usually confined to the chapter dealing with the most appropriate system, cross-indexing and cross-references are kept to a minimum.
Although most of the chapters are rather completely done, one could have hoped for a more extensive and complete coverage of the cardiovascular system. Particularly lacking is an adequate description or mention of the naturally-occurring arteriosclerosis, e.g., atherosclerosis in swine.The authors mistakenly state that, “of the domestic animals, the disposition of lipids, including cholesterol, in the arteries in more than trace amounts occurs only in dogs.”