This chapter covers elementary microbiology and immunology.
Microbiology = The study of microorganisms and their effect on living cells. These microorganisms (or microbes) include bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi.
Immunology = The study of immunity; how the body protects itself from foreign material.
In addition, the various endoparasites and ectoparasites seen commonly in small animal veterinary practice are described.
Endoparasites = Parasites that live within the body of their host.
Ectoparasites = Parasites that live predominantly on the external surface of their host.
Learning ObjectivesThe learning objectives of this chapter are:
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