Animal Parasites: Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention by Heinz Mehlhorn

By Heinz Mehlhorn

This textbook makes a speciality of crucial parasites affecting canine, cats, ruminants, horses, pigs, rabbits, rodents, birds, fishes, reptiles and bees. for every parasite, the e-book deals a concise precis together with its distribution, epidemiology, lifecycle, morphology, medical manifestations, prognosis, prophylaxis and healing measures. a variety of informative tables and greater than 500 colour micrographs and schemes current crucial features of the parasites, their caused ailments and the most recent details on appropriate prevention and keep an eye on measures. a hundred questions on the finish of the e-book supply readers the opportunity to check their comprehension. The publication is easily appropriate as either a textbook and a reference advisor for veterinarians, scholars of the veterinary and existence sciences, veterinarian nurses, laboratory employees, and puppy and farm animals owners.

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In cows they settle mainly in the vagina, in the oviduct and in the uterus, while in bulls they are mainly found inside penis and related channels and thus are transmitted within the sperm. These parasites ingest bacteria and/or cell remnants by phagocytosis, which occurs along the cell surface. Note: Trichomonads do not possess mitochondria, but obtain their energy with the help of so-called hydrogenosomes. # Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 H. 1007/978-3-319-46403-9_4 33 34 4 Protozoan Parasites Fig.

Patency: Years. 11. Therapy: Mostly not needed. g. ronidazole, metronidazole) are effective but several are no longer registered in some European countries. Further Reading Damron GW (1976) Gastrointestinal trichomonads in horses: occurrence and identification. Am J Vet Res 37:25–28. Deplazes P et al (2013) Lehrbuch der Parasitologie f€ur die Tiermedizin. Enke, Stuttgart. Levine ND (1973) Protozoan parasites of domestic animals and man, 2nd edn. Burgess, Minneapolis. 3 Trichomonas Species and Tetratrichomonas Species of Birds 1.

Incubation period: Very variable. Prepatent period: Very variable. Patency: Up to several years. Therapy: Treatment of the cows has to be steered by the local veterinary authorities to avoid an endemy. While infected bulls are in general slaughtered, worthful ones might be treated under the survey of the local veterinary authorities. Cows, however, are mostly treated. However, the process takes time and is expensive, since the whole sexual system has to be cleaned. Depending on the different countries, control and treatment are steered by the local veterinary health authorities.

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