To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops
EU Shipping Update - read more

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £32 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £22 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Insects  Fleas (Siphonaptera)

Flea Biology and Control The Biology of the Cat Flea. Control and Prevention with Imidacloprid in Small Animals

Out of Print
By: F Krämer and N Mencke
192 pages, Col plates, bw plates, figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer Nature
Flea Biology and Control
Click to have a closer look
  • Flea Biology and Control ISBN: 9783540417767 Hardback Jun 2001 Out of Print #124324
About this book Contents Related titles

About this book

The book describes in great detail the complex life cycle of fleas based on the example of the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis), the most important ectoparasite worldwide. Besides being the cause of painfully itching bites and allergic skin diseases, it is also a vector for viruses, bacteria, nematodes and cestodes. Over the years the market for insecticide use in small animals has become a major segment of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry. Insecticides of the new generation should not only fight the existing infestation (therapy) but should also effectively prevent new infestations for weeks (prophylaxis). The latest class of chemicals developed to this effect are chloronicotinyls (syn. neonicotinoides). Imidacloprid is the first member of this class of insecticides with a high selectivity towards the site of action within an insect. Applied to the skin it combats flea infestation persistently. The book describes the development of the compound from its discovery to its use in veterinary medicine.


Introduction * General Morphology * Taxonomy * Dissemination and Economic, Veterinary and Medical Importance * Developmental Cycle of Fleas * Flea Epidemiology * Flea-Related Dermatitis: Flea Bite Dermatitis. Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD). Diagnosis of FAD and Flea Bite Dermatitis. Treatment of Flea-Related Skin Diseases. Treatment of the Premises * Resistance * Imidacloprid: History. Chemical Properties. Biological Profile, Mode of Action and Direct Insecticidal Activity. Indirect Insecticidal Effects. Resistance of Sucking Pests Against Imidacloprid. Toxicology and Pharmacology. Imidacloprid as a Veterinary Product for Flea Control * References * Subject Index.

Customer Reviews

Out of Print
By: F Krämer and N Mencke
192 pages, Col plates, bw plates, figs, tabs
Publisher: Springer Nature
Current promotions
Sound Identification of Terrestrial Mammals of Britain & IrelandNHBS Moth TrapBook Clearance Sale