Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians 6th Edition

Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians 6th Edition PDF

By Charles Hendrix and Ed Robinson

Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians 6th Edition PDF. Gain the knowledge you need to Identify and understand animal parasites! Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition features clear and concise discussions of the most commonly encountered internal and external parasites. Chapters are organized by parasite group — including nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, protozoans, arthropods, and leeches — and include a detailed description of the group, with special emphasis on morphology, life cycle, and important parasites. Then in each chapter, material is conveniently organized by host species: dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, swine, birds, lab animals, fish, and reptiles. Written by educators Charles M. Hendrix and Ed Robinson, this full-color, spiral-bound book provides the skills that veterinary technicians need to collect samples, perform lab procedures, and communicate with clients.

  • More than 300 full-color photos help you learn to recognize parasites and parasitic diseases in lab samples.
  • Logical organization of chapters begins with an overview of external parasites, internal parasites, and nematodes, followed by chapters that go into detail of the parasites by host species.
  • Step-by-step guidelines are provided for gathering samples and performing lab procedures, with clear instructions about how to perform the different laboratory techniques used in identifying parasites.
  • Emphasis on life cycles along with high-quality life cycle drawings help you learn to communicate prevention and control strategies to clients.
  • Case studies provide the opportunity to apply what you have learned.
  • Review tools ensure that you master parasitology with all-new multiple-choice questions and VTNE prep questions, as well as matching exercises and questions for thought and discussion at the end of each chapter.
  • Technician’s Note boxes call out important points for vet techs to remember.
  • Coverage of exotics includes detailed images and discussions of the parasites that affect them.
  • Parasites by Host Species tables summarize the many ways of categorizing parasites, cross referencing such categories as body systems affected, taxonomic grouping, host species, and location in host.
Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Language of Veterinary Parasitology

Outline

Key Terms

Symbiosis

Parasitism

Life Cycle

The Linnaean Classification Scheme

Chapter One Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 2. Parasites That Infect and Infest Domestic Animals

Outline

Key Terms

Monogenetic Trematodes (Monogenetic Flukes)

Digenetic Trematodes (Digenetic Flukes)

Eucestodes (True Tapeworms)

Cotyloda (Pseudotapeworms)

Nematodes (Roundworms)

Acanthocephalans (Thorny-Headed Worms)

Hirudineans (Leeches)

Arthropods

Protista (Protozoans)

Chapter Two Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 3. Introduction to the Nematodes

Abstract

Outline

Key Terms

Nematodes of Importance in Veterinary Medicine

Life Cycle of the Nematode

Chapter Three Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 4. Nematodes That Infect Domestic Animals

Abstract

Outline

Key Terms

Nematodes of Dogs and Cats

Nematodes of Ruminants

Nematodes of Equids

Nematodes of Swine

Nematodes of Mice

Nematodes of Rats

Nematodes of Hamsters

Nematodes of Gerbils

Nematodes of Guinea Pigs

Nematodes of Rabbits

Nematodes of Pet and Aviary Birds

Chapter Four Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 5. The Phylum Platyhelminthes, Class Cestoda

Outline

Key Terms

Eucestoda (True Tapeworms)

Cotyloda (Pseudotapeworms)

Chapter Five Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 6. Tapeworms That Parasitize Domestic Animals and Humans

Abstract

Outline

Key Terms

Eucestoda (True Tapeworms)

Cotyloda (Pseudotapeworms)

Chapter Six Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 7. The Phylum Platyhelminthes, Class Trematoda

Abstract

Outline

Key Terms

Subclass Monogenea

Subclass Digenea

Chapter Seven Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 8. Trematodes (Flukes) of Animals and Humans

Outline

Key Terms

Flukes of Ruminants (Cattle, Sheep, and Goats)

Flukes of Small Animals (Dogs and Cats)

Chapter Eight Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 9. The Phylum Acanthocephala

Outline

Key Terms

Common Acanthocephalans

Chapter Nine Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 10. The Protozoans

Outline

Key Terms

Characteristics of the Protozoans

Mastigophora (Flagellates)

Sarcodina (Amoebae)

Ciliophora (Ciliates)

Apicomplexa (Apicomplexans)

Chapter Ten Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 11. Common Protozoans That Infect Domestic Animals

Abstract

Outline

Key Terms

Dogs and Cats

Ruminants (Cattle and Sheep)

Horses

Swine

Pet and Aviary Birds and Other Domestic Fowl

Rabbits

Mice

Rats

Hamsters

Guinea Pigs

Fish

Chapter Eleven Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 12. Introduction to the Arthropods

Outline

Key Terms

Arthropoda

Divisions of the Phylum Arthropoda

Crustacea (Aquatic Arthropods)

Myriapoda (Centipedes and Millipedes)

Insecta (Insects)

Acarina (Mites and Ticks)

Chapter Twelve Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 13. Arthropods That Infect and Infest Domestic Animals

Outline

Key Terms

Crustaceans

Myriopodans

Insects

Mites and Ticks

Chapter Thirteen Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 14. Introduction to the Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Pentastomida

Outline

Key Terms

Pentastomes (Parasites of Reptiles)

Adult Pentastome That Infects Nasal Passages and Turbinates of a Mammalian Host

Chapter Fourteen Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 15. The Phylum Annelida

Outline

Key Terms

Hirudinea (Leeches)

Chapter Fifteen Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 16. Parasites of Public Health Importance in Veterinary Parasitology

Outline

Key Terms

Protozoans of Public Health Importance

Trematodes of Public Health Importance

Cestodes of Public Health Importance

Nematodes of Public Health Importance

Arthropods of Public Health Importance

Pentastomes of Public Health Importance

Conclusion

Chapter Sixteen Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 17. Common Laboratory Procedures for Diagnosing Parasitism

Outline

Key Terms

Diagnosis of Parasites of the Digestive Tract

Diagnosis of Parasites of the Blood and Blood Vascular System

Diagnosis of Parasitism of the Respiratory System

Diagnosis of Parasitism of the Urinary System

Diagnosis of Parasitism of the Skin

Diagnosis of Parasitism of Miscellaneous Body Systems

Chapter Seventeen Test

Questions for Thought and Discussion

Chapter 18. Reference to Common Parasite Ova and Forms Seen in Veterinary Medicine

Outline

Common Parasites of Dogs and Cats

Common Parasites of Horses

Common Parasites of Ruminants

Common Parasites of Swine

Common Parasites of Exotic Pets and Birds

Pseudoparasites

Epilogue. Becoming Proficient in Veterinary Medicine’s Most Important Skill

Zoonotics Parasites of VeterinaryImportance

Note to Instructors and Students

What Types of Zoonotic Parasites are We Dealing With?

Who Can Become Infected/Infested With the Zoonotic Parasite?

When Does the Parasite Infect the Human Host? If Available, Give the Scientific Term for the Infection in a Human Beings

Where Does the Human Host Become Infected?

Why Should the Client Be Informed Regarding the Infective Life-Cycle Stages of the Parasite?

How is the Parasite Prevented/Controlled/Treated in Human Beings?

Appendix A. Parasite Reference List by Species and Parasite Type

Parasites of Dogs and Cats

Parasites of Ruminants

Parasites of Horses

Parasites of Swine

Parasites of Birds

Parasites of Rabbits

Parasites of Guinea Pigs

Parasites of Rats

Parasites of Mice

Parasites of Hamsters

Parasites of Gerbils

Parasites of Fish

Parasites of Reptiles

Appendix B. VTNE Review Questions in Parasitology

Outline

Learning Objectives

Answers for VTNE Practice Questions

Appendix C. Antiparasitic Drugs by Host Species

Appendix D. Zoonotic and Discourse—Speaking or Writing Authoritatively About Parasitic Zoonoses

Glossary

Index

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