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Giardia: The Cosmopolitan Parasite

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Overview

This book covers all aspects of research into Giardia as an organism and giardiasis the disease. Based on papers presented at the 2000 Giardia in the Rockies conference, held in Alberta, Canada, it contains contributions from leading international experts.

Includes chapters on: biochemistry, biology, detection and diagnosis, host-parasite relationships, zoonotic transmission and epidemiology, therapeutics and new drug targetswater treatment, legislation and policy, Giardia in companion animals, in farm animals, and as a public health problem.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851996127
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Series: Cabi Publishing Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Delegates
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1 Investigation into the Life Cycle of Giardia Using Videomicroscopy and Field Emission SEM 3
2 Giardia Cyst Wall Filaments and N-Acetylgalactosamine Synthesis During Encystment
3 Oxygen Homeodynamics in Giardia
4 Prevalence and Infection Pattern of Naturally Acquired Giardiasis in Beef Calves and Their Dams from Birth to Weaning 47
5 Towards a Better Understanding of Host Specificity and the Transmission of Giardia: the Impact of Molecular Epidemiology 55
6 A Preliminary Estimate of the Prevalence of Giardia sp. in Beavers in Gatineau Park, Quebec, using Flow Cytometry 71
7 A Survey of Prevalence of Giardia in Dogs Presented to Canadian Veterinary Practices 81
8 Prevalence of Giardia in Companion Animal Populations in the USA 87
9 Prevalence of Giardia spp. in Dogs in Germany 91
10 Giardia in Farm Animals 97
11 Giardiasis: Pathophysiology and Pathogenesis 109
12 The Role of Public Health Agencies in Preventing Giardia Outbreaks 127
13 Epidemiologic Risk Analysis Study of Giardia sp. in Domestic and Wild Animals 135
14 Giardia Immunoprophylaxis and Immunotherapy 139
15 Therapeutics and New Drug Targets for Giardiasis 159
16 Efficacy of Pyrantel Embonate, Febantel and Praziquantel against Giardia spp. in Naturally Infected Dogs 177
17 Evaluation of the Therapeutic Efficacy of Pyrantel Embonate, Febantel and Praziquantel against Giardia spp. in Naturally Infected Adult dogs 181
18 Allium sativum (Garlic) and some of its Components are Effective Antigiardials in vitro 187
19 Efficacy of Febantel and Pyrantel Embonate (Drontal Puppy) on Giardia - Infections of Dogs and Mice: a Therapeutic and Cytologic Study 201
20 Effects of Febantel and Pyrantel Embonate (Drontal Puppy) on in vitro Cultivated Giardia Trophozoites 209
21 Update on the Control of Giardia in Water Supplies 217
22 Rethinking Disinfection of Giardia Cysts with Ultraviolet Light: Old Light through a New Window 239
23 Effect of Ultraviolet Light on Giardia muris Cysts in Drinking Water Determined by Loss of Infectivity in Mice 249
24 Occurrence of Giardia Cysts and Cryptosporidium Oocysts in Surface and Treated Waste Waters of the Moscow Region, Russia 261
25 Legislation and Policy: Giardia and Cryptosporidium as Litogens 269
26 An Overview of Giardia Taxonomy: a Historical Perspective 283
27 Characterization of a Novel Genotype of Giardia from a Quenda (Isoodon obesulus) from Western Australia 287
28 Phylogenetic Relationships between Human and Calf Isolates of Giardia intestinalis 293
Additional Abstracts of Papers Presented at the Giardia in the Rockies Conference 299
Index 321
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