Georgis' Parasitology for Veterinarians

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Saunders, 2003 - Medical - 422 pages
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The latest edition of this extensive text provides the most current information on all parasites commonly encountered in veterinary medicine. High-quality illustrations help readers identify and treat parasites of every kind. A discussion of dog and cat parasites examines the prevalence of infections caused by hookworms and roundworms despite the wide range of preventative treatments on the market. This edition features new and revised material on arthropods, protozoans, helminths, antiparasitic drugs, diagnostic parasitology, and histopathological diagnosis.

  • Common parasites of domestic cats, dogs, cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and swine are identified and discussed.
  • Hundreds of illustrations aid in identification of the different parasites.
  • References are provided for all chapters.
  • Updated material covers the continuous, marked changes in veterinary parasitology, allowing for more immediate and accurate diagnosis of disease and abnormalities - such as the source of the oocysts parasite that has caused so many bovine abortions.
  • Contributions by the top experts in the parasitology field supply the most accurate and up-to-date information.
  • The easy-to-follow chapter format, with six main topics with outlines in each chapter, present quick, detailed overviews of specific topics.

    • Several new tables allow quick access to detailed information - specifically on the life stages and times associated with helminth parasites, dipterans, lice, and fleas.
    • Printed end sheets with a list of Greek and Latin roots make it easier to learn many of the names that appear in the text.
    • A discussion of the honeybee as a host highlights this important colonizer and its effect on animal agriculture.
    • Extensive updates on veterinary pharmaceutical products for animal parasites are included, with quick-reference tables new to this edition.
    • A separate chapter on histological diagnosis by Dr. Mark Eberhard - an expert in the identification of parasites in histological sections offers advice for identifying parasites in this type of material.
    • An appendix of Antiparasite Products by Species is included for easy reference.

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About the author (2003)

Dwight D. Bowman, Ph.D. is Professor of Parasitology, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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