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Veterinary Clinical Parasitology, Eighth Edition, prepared under the auspices of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP), emphasizes the morphologic identification of both internal and external parasites of domestic animals. Focusing on the tests and information most relevant to daily practice, the book describes accurate, cost-effective techniques for diagnosing parasitic infections in animals. Including clear, easy-to-find information on the distribution, life cycle, and importance of each parasite, Veterinary Clinical Parasitology offers more than 450 images to aid with diagnosis. The Eighth Edition includes a new chapter on immunologic and molecular diagnosis, increased coverage of ticks and new sections on identification of microfilariae and larvae in diagnostic samples. The new edition also features expanded information on quantitative egg counts, detection of anthelmintic resistance and identification of ruminant strongylid larvae. Additional improvements include many new images throughout the book, revised taxonomic information, and a new layout featuring tabs by section to improve user-friendliness. Veterinary Clinical Parasitology is a highly practical benchside reference invaluable to clinicians, technicians, and students.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Allan John Paul, DVM, MS (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is an update of a practical guide to the techniques used to diagnose veterinary parasites. The previous edition was published in 2006.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide practical information for those involved in diagnosing parasites in veterinary medicine.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is written for practicing diagnosticians, but it also is suitable for students and others involved in diagnosing veterinary parasites.
Features: This book covers a broad spectrum of parasites found in veterinary medicine, including both endo- and ectoparasites of domestic animals. This edition includes an additional chapter describing immunologic and molecular techniques currently available in the U.S. For each parasite, the book details the taxonomy, geographic distribution, location in host, life cycle, laboratory diagnosis, and clinical importance. The presentation is practical and includes excellent color photographs.
Assessment: This update would be an excellent resource for anyone involved in veterinary parasitology, practitioners as well as students. It provides practical, useful, and up-to-date information.
From the Publisher

“This book is one which the reviewer can see as being very useful both in the veterinary technology classroom as well as on the bench of a working laboratory.”  (Veterinary Information Network, 9 January 2013)

“Overall, an excellent reference book with outstanding images and aids to parasite identification. I have utterly enjoyed the opportunity to review this book and will value its addition to our lab bookshelf .”  (Veterinary Record, 15 June 2013)

"This update would be an excellent resource for anyone involved in veterinary parasitology, practitioners as well as students. It provides practical, useful, and up-to-date information.”  (Doody’s, 17 August 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813820538
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 315,557
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne M. Zajac, DVM, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Gary A. Conboy, DVM, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Microbiology at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

Authors xi

CHAPTER 1 Fecal Examination for the Diagnosis of Parasitism 3

Collection of Fecal Samples 3

Storage and Shipment of Fecal Samples 4

Fecal Exam Procedures 4

Fecal Flotation 4

Additional Procedures for Fecal Examination 12

Quality Control for Fecal Exam Procedures 15

Use of the Microscope 16

Microscope Calibration 16

Pseudoparasites and Spurious Parasites 19

Identification of Nematode Larvae Recovered with Fecal Flotation or Baermann Procedures 23

Techniques for Evaluation of Strongylid Nematodes in Grazing Animals 28

Fecal Culture 28

Identification of Ruminant and Camelid Third-Stage Larvae 29

Identification of Horse Third-Stage Larvae 30

Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test 30

Identification of Adult Worms 38

Hoyer’s Solution 39

Lactophenol 39

Parasites of Domestic Animals 39

Dogs and Cats 40

Ruminants and Camelids 88

Horses 114

Swine 128

Birds 140

Rodents and Rabbits 156

Reptiles 164

CHAPTER 2 Detection of Protozoan and Helminth Parasites in the Urinary, Reproductive, and Integumentary Systems and in the Eye 171

Techniques for Parasite Recovery 171

Parasites of the Urinary System 171

Parasites of the Reproductive Tract 171

Helminth Parasites of the Integumentary System 172

Urinary System Parasites 174

Reproductive System Parasites 178

Parasites of Other Systems (Excluding Arthropods) 178

CHAPTER 3 Detection of Parasites in the Blood 185

Immunologic Detection of Blood Parasites 185

Microscopic Examination of Blood for Protozoan Parasites 185

Giemsa Stain 186

Microscopic Examination of Blood for Nematode Parasites 187

Tests for Canine Heartworm Microfi lariae in Blood Samples 188

Blood Parasites of Dogs and Cats 191

Blood Parasites of Livestock and Horses 202

Blood Parasites of Birds 208

CHAPTER 4 Immunodiagnostic and Molecular Diagnostic Tests in Veterinary Parasitology 213

Immunodiagnostic Methods 213

Molecular Diagnostic Methods 216

CHAPTER 5 Diagnosis of Arthropod Parasites 217

Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks) 217

Mite Identification 217

Tick Identification 246

Class Insecta 264

Lice (Orders Anoplura and Mallophaga) 266

Fleas (Order Siphonaptera) 280

Flies (Order Diptera) 288

Other Insects 302

CHAPTER 6 Parasites of Fish 305

Techniques for Recovery of Ectoparasites 305

Skin Biopsy (Mucus Smear) 305

Fin Biopsy (Fin Snip) 306

Gill Biopsy (Gill Snip) 307

Recovery of Endoparasites 307

Parasites of Fish 308

Bibliography 325

Index 327

Companion website

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The website includes powerpoints of all figures from the book for downloading.

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