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Veterinary Parasitology: Reference Manual Spiral-bound – October 15, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0813824192 ISBN-10: 0813824192 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 235 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 5 edition (October 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813824192
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813824192
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Veterinary Parasitology Reference Manual, Fifth Edition provides easy access to pertinent information on parasite life cycles, importance, location in host, zoonotic potential, current literature, diagnosis, and treatment. Chapters are organized by animal host species, including laboratory animals, humans, llamas, ratites, dogs, cats, ruminants, horses, pigs, and birds, as well as reptiles, wildlife, and marine animals, often missing from veterinary parasitology textbooks, but of practical interest to veterinarians.

The manual includes step-by-step instructions for the most common diagnostic procedures used in routine veterinary practice.

Features of the Fifth Edition include:

  • Updated and enhanced references
  • Information on new drugs
  • Improved parasites of marine mammals section
  • Sections on laboratory animal parasites and human parasites
  • Over 500 photographs and figures

    Foreyt underscores the strong relationship between parasites and the overall health of animals and stresses that indiscriminate use of drugs is a poor substitute for good management and nutrition in controlling parasites. The text also offers insights into the evolving relationships between hosts and parasites.

    Wildlife and zoo workers, veterinary practitioners, students, and technicians will find this to be a readable and accurate resource of information about parasites in a variety of animals—wild, domestic, common and exotic.

  • About the Author

    William J. Foreyt is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman. Dr. Foreyt specializes in veterinary and wildlife parasitology, epizootiology, and parasitic and disease interactions among domestic livestock, wildlife and humans

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    Customer Reviews

    Great book and very informal.
    rhoten2010
    It has great photos of each parasite and egg, sectioned into the animal host.
    Smartee
    A great book to use in the veterinary field!
    Brittany Johnson

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    51 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Sue B Reith on January 11, 2004
    Format: Spiral-bound
    This book has its place as a basic general student Parasitology textbook, which I suspect may be its intent... When compared for overall content to other parasitology reference manuals, such as Georgi's Parasitology for Veterinarians (an excellent reference for professional veterinary use if looking for the parasite's background, though not for its ID) I'd give it about a "C" rating. However, I simply cannot recommend this book for use as a reference guide for specifically identifying the parasite eggs or oocysts seen on a microscope slide. Why? One reason is that many of the eggs in the book are artists' hand-drawn, stylized renditions. These cannot compete with actual photographs, wherein the nuances of fine photographic detail set one species of worm egg apart from often quite similar eggs of other species... And, there are inconsistencies in the presentation... On one page, for example, a few hand-drawn egg illustrations show the comparative size of various egg species. Actual size of egg type 'A', for example, is noted to be somewhat smaller than that of egg type 'B'. A few pages later, however, egg 'A', the smaller of the two on the comparative size page, appears in a photo to be about 4X larger than egg type 'B', shown in another photo on that same page. This is critical because often two species of eggs can be so similar in appearance that to accurately determine one species from another for proper eradication, size really DOES matter! Some of the egg photos that are available (and not all are), such as the Haemonchus contortus egg, are of poor quality, thus of no real use for reference...Read more ›
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    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Omar O. Barriga on August 27, 2002
    Format: Spiral-bound
    This is the 2001 fifth edition of a book first published in 1989. That alone tells you that veterinarians like it. To me, it is a rather surprising book. It is divided into 17 sections, the first devoted to methods of parasitological diagnosis, 14 devoted to parasites of every kind of mammals and birds (domestic, wild, and in-between) and reptiles, and 2 to artifacts and tables. The sections devoted to animals include clear drawings and excellent black and white photographs of the diagnostic elements for the common parasites (eggs, larva, spcimens, etc.), drawings of the life cycles, lists of the common antiparasitic drugs with dosis and indications, list of the zoonosis associated with the respective animal, and a very brief summary of the morphology, importance, diagnosis, treatment, and sometimes prevention of each parasite. For the abundance and quality of the photographs, one tends to consider this books as a diagnosis manual, but it is much more. It becomes closer to an encyclopedia of important practical issues of veterinary parasitology, condensed into 235 pages, at a ridiculous low price. Whom is useful for? Certainly for the veterinarian who wants to identify a parasitic infection but also for someone who needs to remember the latests treatment or some forgotten detail of a parasitic infection. I suspect that it should be quite welcome by the veterinary student who pays due attention to the lectures and then wants a condensed summary of the important points. A surprising book but very good and useful indeed
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Abigail L. Casillo on December 27, 2005
    Format: Spiral-bound
    This book is very helpful for fecal identification of most parasites. It does not help you with identification of larvae or adults. The book is also not in color which can be a factor when identifying the differences between some eggs. It also can have more than the necessary information (llamas, pigs, wildlife, humans). Overall a good reference to have on hand.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Frances K. Takacs on September 2, 2004
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    I needed an informative book with pictures like this. I am starting out in the veterinarian Technician field and have been reading fecal samples now for awhile. This book even beats the book they keep next to thier microscope. This shows some of the parasites not seen very often, but should be known. I keep it with me. This is a book I have no problem telling others to buy. Definetly no regrets here!
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Butch Elrod on December 14, 2001
    Format: Spiral-bound
    If you want to reduce your livestock health costs by doing your own fecal exams for parasites, this book is full of information and photos that you cannot do without! Thanks to the spiral binding, it lies flat beside my microscope for easy reference and accurate identifications. I use mine monthly!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Smartee on January 10, 2011
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    I love this book! It has spiral binding so it can lie open without any effort. It has great photos of each parasite and egg, sectioned into the animal host. I purchased this book so I could do fecal parasitology tests at home on my horses, dogs and birds. Very interesting reading too.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Veronica A. Stans on March 22, 2006
    Format: Spiral-bound
    This book is great, I use it for parasitology class every week. It has great identification pictures. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, especially vet techs.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William P. Ambrose Dvm on November 3, 2006
    Format: Spiral-bound
    This literature is an excellent photographic reference of microscopic parasites. A failing is photos lack color.
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