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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.