Veterinary Medicine

Animal Parasites: Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention by Heinz Mehlhorn

By Heinz Mehlhorn

This textbook specializes in crucial parasites affecting canine, cats, ruminants, horses, pigs, rabbits, rodents, birds, fishes, reptiles and bees. for every parasite, the publication deals a concise precis together with its distribution, epidemiology, lifecycle, morphology, medical manifestations, prognosis, prophylaxis and healing measures. quite a few informative tables and greater than 500 colour micrographs and schemes current an important elements of the parasites, their brought on illnesses and the newest details on appropriate prevention and regulate measures. a hundred questions on the finish of the booklet provide readers the opportunity to check their comprehension. The booklet is definitely proper as either a textbook and a reference advisor for veterinarians, scholars of the veterinary and lifestyles sciences, veterinarian nurses, laboratory employees, and puppy and farm animals owners.

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Turkeys may be infected during any stage of life, however, predominantly during the first 4 months after hatch. Pearl chickens show tissue damages inside the caeca. Increasing infection rates of chickens were reported during the last years since 2014. 5. Diagnosis: Infections with H. meleagridis can be verified at early stages by microscopical examination of fresh feces (Figs. 9). 1 Trichomonads 45 Fig. 9 Light micrographs of cysts of H. meleagridis within the colon of birds 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Trophozoites Trophozoites Trophozoites All stages Adults Adults Parasites Parasitic stage Leishmania sp. 13 Parasites in kidneys Parasites Parasitic stage Eimeria sp. g. Hoferellus, Sphaerospora Trichodina sp. Sanguinicola sp. Trematodes Nematodes Trichosomoides crassicauda Capillaria sp. 14 Parasites in swim bladder Parasites Parasitic stage Amoebae Trypanoplasma sp. Eimeria sp. Microsporidia Myxozoa Cystidicola sp. 15 Parasites in the brain Parasites Parasitic stage Toxoplasma gondii Hammondia sp.

Greek: tri ¼ three; trix ¼ hair; monas ¼ living organism. 2. Geographic distribution/epidemiology: Worldwide. 3. Biology, morphology: (a) Tritrichomonas equi: About 11 Â 6 μm in size, 3 free flagella and one recurrent one (Fig. 3). Stages parasitize inside the caecum and colon, cysts are not formed. For general shape, see Tritrichomonas foetus. 3 μm) in length and is found onto mucous layers inside the mouth; the stages possess 4 free anterior flagella and one recurrent flagellum (Fig. 4). The reproduction of both species occurs by repeated longitudinal binary fission.

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