Canine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases
by Seppo Saari, Anu Näreaho, Sven Nikander in November 2018
Canine Parasites and Parasitic Diseases offers a concise summary, including the distribution, epidemiology, lifecycle, morphology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prophylaxis and therapeutic measures on the most important parasites affecting dogs. The book includes their classification, structure, lifecycles, occurrence, and the diagnosis and treatment of infestations. Chapters are presented in a consistent and logical format with extensive use of tables, photographs and line drawings that help veterinarians and students quickly find answers to questions. The book informs on 100 different species of parasite related to the canine world and is is aimed not only at veterinary practitioners but also in dog enthusiasts, pharmacies and laboratories.
- Fully illustrated with high-quality figures and illustrations
- Provides insights on the risk factors and prevention of parasite infections in dogs and gives guidelines for anthelmintic treatment
- Serves professionals, students, parasitologists and veterinary scientists
- Present an easy-to-use handbook on the identification of canine parasites and the diseases associated with parasitic infection
The book celebrates the wonder and complexity of nature, but also offers up-to-date information to veterinary professionals and dog owners regarding their parasitological questions. We hope that readers will push their prejudice away and enjoy the amazing world of canine parasites. The control of canine parasite infections through endoparasite and ectoparasite management has become a routine for veterinary professionals and dog owners. These treatments are often preventative measures and nowadays, the diagnosis of parasitic disease is based on detecting eggs, antigens from the parasite, seroconversion by the host, or finding molecular traces about the parasites.
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