Arthropods of Domestic Animals

Publisher: Smith and Franklin Books in Biosciences

Editor(s)/Author(s): Zaman, Bowman, Younus, Qamar, Ul-Haque

Publication date: Sun, 11 Dec 2016

ISBN: 978-969-7517-16-9 (2016)

Pages: 39

About the Manual:

Although molecular techniques have revolutionized the diagnostic approaches of ectoparasites, nevertheless, one cannot deny the importance of microscopic identification. To date, microscopy is a commonly used method not only in resource poor countries but also in technological advanced countries like the United States of America. The primary objectives of this manual is to introduce veterinary students to those aspects of knowledge of the arthropods that they will find useful in their careers and the diagnostic skills necessary to deal effectively with ectoparasite disease problems of domestic animals.

The first half of the Veterinary Entomology course (PARA 2505) is a systematic introduction to the identification, life history, and pathogenesis of parasitic arthropods. The relationship of these parasites to animal is emphasized. The second half of the course is devoted to treatment and control of parasitisms of dogs, cats, ruminants and horses, taking into consideration the influences of parasite life history and epidemiology, host behaviors, and contemporary animal management practices. The techniques of antemortem, postmortem, and microscopic diagnosis that are presented exploit host and site specificity as adjuncts to parasite morphology. Experience has shown that this approach develops the greatest scope and precision of diagnostic skill with the least investment of specialized parasitologic training.