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Veterinary Mycology


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Indranil Samanta
    Pages 1-2
  3. Indranil Samanta
    Pages 3-8
  4. Indranil Samanta
    Pages 9-10
  5. Indranil Samanta
    Pages 11-153
  6. Indranil Samanta
    Pages 159-163
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 165-179

About this book


This book is a comprehensive overview of the fungi that are clinically relevant for animals and humans. It is divided in three major parts: the first part comprises the history of veterinary and medical mycology, general aspects of morphology, growth, nutrition, reproduction and classification of fungi. In the second part, the etiologic agents of cutaneous, subcutaneous and systemic mycoses are described in detail with special emphasis on emerging and uncommon pathogenic fungi. Each chapter consists of a brief history and the morphology, classification, reproduction, susceptibility to disinfectants, natural habitat, distribution, genome, isolation, growth and colony characteristics, antigenic characteristics, virulence factors. The major diseases and their routes of transmission, pathogenesis, immunity, diagnosis and treatment are also covered. The third part focuses on laboratory diagnosis including clinical sample collection, their processing for fungal isolation, special stains for microscopic visualization, culture media composition and a relevant glossary. Each chapter includes color photographs, schematic diagrams and tables for better understanding.


Diagnostic Techniques Mastitis Abortion Mycotoxicosis Systematic Mycology Veterinary Mycology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Veterinary MicrobiologyWest Bengal University of Animal & Fishery SciencesKolkataIndia

About the authors

Dr. Indranil Samanta obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry degree (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) from West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, India. He secured his Masters in Veterinary Sciences (M.V.Sc) in Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, UP, India and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Veterinary Microbiology from West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, India. He works currently as Assistant Professor of Veterinary Microbiology in West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata, India. Previously he has also worked as Assistant Professor of Veterinary Microbiology in S. K. University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Kashmir, India and as Veterinary Officer, Government of West Bengal, India. He is actively engaged in teaching of undergraduate, post graduate and PhD scholars of Veterinary Microbiology and research related with animal health and zoonotically important microbes. He has received six grants from national funding agencies and he has supervised three post graduate scholars till date. He has published 70 research articles in reputed international and national journals along with review articles in international journals. His current total impact factor, h-index and total citations are 43.663, 10 and 250, respectively. He has published a textbook entitled ‘Veterinary Bacteriology’ (ISBN13: 9789381450550, ISBN 10:9381450552) from a reputed publisher. He is editorial board member and reviewer of international and national journals. He has delivered several talks in conferences, Government television and radio channels regarding his research and animal, poultry health related issues. He is the recipient of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) Associate, Government of India.

Bibliographic information


“The author combines traditional knowledge with the latest information from basic science investigations and molecular diagnostic approaches and summarizes the ever-changing taxonomy of fungal pathogens. The intended audience includes undergraduate students, postgraduate student, and veterinary practitioners, and should also include veterinary students. … This book is unique and valuable in the medical mycology community. … This book is a solid and current introduction to the most important veterinary pathogenic fungi.” (Lois L. Hoyer, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2015)