235 pages, Bw plates, illus, figs, tabs
Veterinary Parasitology Reference Manual, Fifth Edition is a practical, thorough, bench top reference for basic diagnostic veterinary parasitology. The manual provides pertinent information on parasite life cyles, importance, location in the host, zoonotic potential, current literature, diagnosis, and treatment. It also includes step-by-step instructions for the most common diagnostic procedures used in routine veterinary practice.
Sections are organized by animal host species, including dogs; cats; cattle, sheep and goats; llamas; horses; pigs; birds; ratites (ostriches, emus, and cassowaries); and laboratory animals, as well as wildlife, reptiles, marine mammals, and humans. There is a section in which common artifacts found in fecal samples are presented, and the last section includes conversion tables and a list of abbreviations.
Features of the Fifth edition include:
- updated and enhanced references
- information on new drugs
- improved section on parasites of marine mammals
- sections on parasites of laboratory animals and humans
- over 500 photographs and figures
Readers will find this to be an easily accessible and accurate resource for information about parasites in a variety of animals - wild, domestic, common and exotic.
Section 1. Diagnostic Parasitology
Section 2. General Parasitology
Section 3. Parasites of Dogs
Section 4. Parasites of Cats
Section 5. Parasites of Cattle, Sheep, and Goats
Section 6. Parasites of Llamas
Section 7. Parasites of Horses
Section 8. Parasites of Pigs
Section 9. Parasites of Birds
Section 10. Parasites of Ratites (Ostriches, Emus, and Cassowaries)
Section 11. Parasites of Laboratory Animals
Section 12. Parasites of Wildlife
Section 13. Parasites of Wildlife
Section 13. Parasites of Marine Mammals
Section 14. Parasites of Reptiles
Section 15. Parasites of Humans
Section 16. Common Artifacts in Feces
Section 17. Tables
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William J. Foreyt is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman. Dr. Foreyt specializes in veterinary and wildlife parasitology, epizootiology, and parasitic and disease interactions among domestic livestock, wildlife and humans