Gift Guide

Giardia: The Cosmopolitan Parasite

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $24.49
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 86%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $24.49   
  • New (3) from $59.95   
  • Used (5) from $24.49   


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.

Read More Show Less

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
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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)