Animal Parasites: Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention by Heinz Mehlhorn

By Heinz Mehlhorn

This textbook specializes in an important parasites affecting canine, cats, ruminants, horses, pigs, rabbits, rodents, birds, fishes, reptiles and bees. for every parasite, the ebook 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 an important facets of the parasites, their prompted illnesses and the newest info on appropriate prevention and keep watch over measures. a hundred questions on the finish of the e-book provide readers the opportunity to check their comprehension. The ebook is easily proper as either a textbook and a reference advisor for veterinarians, scholars of the veterinary and existence sciences, veterinarian nurses, laboratory employees, and puppy and cattle owners.

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Coloration/staining of protozoan stages To obtain significant results, it is needed to fulfil the following criteria: – Use of fresh feces; – Sufficient fixation; – Avoidance of drying of the smear preparation; – Complete dehydration of the preparation before embedding. The following four staining techniques are common: A. Haematoxyline staining according to Heidenhain. B. Trichrome staining according to Wheatley. C. Staining of cryptosporidia in feces. D. Methylene green staining. For details, see Mulisch M, Welsch U (2010) Romeis.

Tapeworms Ascaris sp. Capillaria sp. Filariae Linguatula sp. Parasites Amoebae Sarcocystis sp. Hammondia sp. Besnoitia sp. Microsporidia Myxozoa Trematodes Tapeworms Trichinella sp. g. 12 Parasites in bones 2 Where Are Which Parasites? Parasites Parasitic stage Trichomonads Trypanosoma equiperdum Histomonas meleagridis Cryptosporidium parvum Prosthogonimus sp. Enterobius sp. Trophozoites Trophozoites Trophozoites All stages Adults Adults Parasites Parasitic stage Leishmania sp. 13 Parasites in kidneys Parasites Parasitic stage Eimeria sp.

Gallinae and Tetratrichomonas gallinarum 4. Symptoms of disease (Trichomoniasis): Although adult birds may be permanently infected without showing distinct symptoms of disease, younger ones may suffer severely due to the existence of strains with different levels of virulence. (a) Trichomonas gallinae infections may show three different grades of virulence: – The throat-crop infection (so-called yellow button of doves) is characterized by yellowish cheesy layers (diphtheroid type) inside the beak, throat and crop (Fig.

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