Principles and Practices of Canine and Feline Clinical Parasitic Diseases

Principles and Practices of Canine and Feline Clinical Parasitic Diseases

By Tanmoy Rana

Principles and Practices of Canine and Feline Clinical Parasitic Diseases PDF is a helpful, introductory practical guidebook that helps identify the parasites infecting these animals and suggests useful treatment strategies based on an appropriate diagnosis.

Principles and Practices of Canine and Feline Clinical Parasitic Diseases  comprehensively details its topic from symbiosis and parasitism, to therapeutics measures and control strategies, to the deleterious effect of parasites in various organs in dogs and cats. The book offers extensive information on management approaches, the most significant clinical findings, diagnostic approaches, disease prevention, and drug evaluation. As a reference, the guide provides systems for the identification of the pathogens and recognizes the severity and exhibition of disease manifestation.


  • Preventative measures that can be utilized to prophylactically assure the continued health of the patient
  • Chapters written by contributors with specialized knowledge in each particular subject presented
  • The most up-to-date advanced research in the field of parasitic diseases
  • Each chapter covers treatment schedules, details about the disease, and a management approach, using figures and line figures to aid in identification and treatment

Principles and Practices of Canine and Feline Clinical Parasitic Diseases is ideal for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers, academics, and industrialists interested in the various parasitic diseases and treatments. It is also extremely useful as a ready reference for scientists seeking to develop new anti-parasitic drugs.

Table of Contents

1 General Introduction to Canine and Feline Parasitic Diseases

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Type of Intestinal Parasites

1.3 Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

1.4 Control

1.5 Internal Parasites

1.6 General Measures for the Prevention of Worm Infections

1.7 Anti- helminthics and Deworming Guidelines

2 Symbiosis and Parasitism in Dogs and Cats

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Examples of Dog and Cat Parasites

2.3 Recommendations and Conclusion

3 Risk Factors Associated with Parasitic Diseases in Dogs and Cats

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Intrinsic Factors

3.3 External Factors

3.4 Control

4 Host–Parasite–Microbiome Interactions in Dogs and Cats 

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Microbiome of Parasites

4.3 The Microbiome of Dogs and Cats

4.4 Microbiomes and Helminths in the Guts of Dogs and Cats

4.5 Microbiota- mediated Protection

4.6 Why Do We Need to Study the Microbiota?

4.7 Future Perspectives

4.8 Conclusion

5 Linguatula serrata Worm Infections in Dogs and Cats

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Taxonomy

5.3 Historical Perspective

5.4 Incidence and Geographical Distribution

5.5 Morphology

5.6 Life Cycle

5.7 Pathogensis and Clinical Signs

5.8 Diagnosis

5.9 Treatment and Control

6 Annelida Infestations in Dogs and Cats 

6.1 Leech Structure

6.2 Leech Organ Systems

6.3 Reproduction

6.4 Life Cycle

6.6 Feeding

6.7 Morphological Characteristics of Leech Families

6.8 Transmission

6.9 Pathogenesis

6.10 Treatment

6.11 Control

7 Insecta Infestations in Dogs and Cats

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Diptera (Flies)

7.3 Phthiraptera (Lice)

7.4 Siphonaptera (Fleas)

7.5 Hemiptera (Bed Bugs)

7.6 Ticks and Mites

8 Acanthocephala Worm Infections in Dogs and Cats

8.1 Origin and Classification

8.2 General Description

8.3 Developmental Stages

8.4 Acanthocephalans in Small Animals

9 Tick- borne Diseases in Dogs and Cats 

9.1 Babesiosis

9.2 Cytauxzoonosis

9.3 Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis

9.4 Hemotropic Mycoplasmosis

9.5 Hepatozoonosis

9.6 Lyme Borreliosis

9.7 Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

10 Roundworm Infections in Dogs and Cats 

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Morphology

10.3 Life Cycle

10.4 Clinical Findings and Lesions in Small Animals

10.5 Clinical Findings and Pathogenesis in Humans

10.6 Diagnosis

10.7 Treatment

10.8 Prevention

11 Tapeworm Infections in Dogs and Cats

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Dipylidium Tapeworms

11.3 Taenia Tapeworms of Dogs and Cats

11.4 Echinococcus

11.5 Mesocestoides

11.6 Diphyllobothrium

12 Fluke Infections in Dogs and Cats

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Trematodes (Platyhelminthes, Flatworms, Flukes)

12.3 Host Associations and Transmission Between Hosts

12.4 Pathogenesis

12.5 Public Health Considerations

12.6 Conclusion

12.7 Recommended Treatments and Strategies

13 Protozoan Infections in Dogs and Cats 

13.1 Babesiosis (Piroplasmosis)

13.2 Hepatozoonosis

13.3 Cytauxzoonosis

13.4 Trypanosomiasis

13.5 Toxoplasmosis

13.6 Leishmanisis

13.7 Neosporosis

13.8 Sarcocystosis

13.9 Trichomoniasis

13.10 Intestinal Protozoa of Dogs and Cats

13.11 Coccidiosis (Isosporiasis)

13.12 Cryptosporidiosis

14 Immunology and Pathogenic Purview 

14.1 Host–Parasite Associations

14.2 Immune Machineries in Dogs and Cats

14.3 Evasion of Immunity by Parasites

14.4 Immunopathology

14.5 Autoimmunity

14.6 Conclusion

15 Parasitic Zoonoses and One Health

15.1 Zoonoses Caused by Protozoa

15.2 Zoonoses Caused by Trematodes

15.3 Zoonoses Caused by Cestodes

15.4 Zoonoses Caused by Nematodes

15.5 Zoonoses Caused by Arthropods

15.6 Flea Allergy Dermatitis

15.7 Conclusions

16 Parasitic Fauna Associated with Reproductive Disorders 

16.1 Introduction

16.2 Toxoplasmosis

16.3 Neosporosis

16.4 Leishmaniosis

16.5 Dirofilariosis

16.6 Toxocariasis

17 Diagnostic Perspectives of Parasitic Diseases in Dogs and Cats 

17.1 Parasite Detection in Fecal Materials

17.2 Parasite Detection in Urinary Systems

17.3 Blood Parasites of Dogs and Cats

18 Anti- helminthic Resistance: A Barrier to Controlling Parasites in Dogs and Cats 

18.1 Definitions

18.2 Principles of Anti- helminthic Resistance (AR) Development

18.3 Factors Contributing to the Development of Anti- helminthic Resistance

18.4 Evidence of Anti- helminthic Resistance

18.5 Mechanisms of Resistance

18.6 Monitoring Anti- helminthic Resistance (AR)

18.7 Prevention of Anti- helminthic Resistance (AR) Development in Dogs and Cats

18.8 Conclusion and Recommendations

19 Molecular Biology of Parasites in Dogs and Cats

20 Parasitic Vaccines in Dogs and Cats 

20.1 Introduction

20.2 Importance of Vaccination in Companion Animals

20.3 The Manipulation of Immune Responses for the Development of Vaccines

20.4 Advancement in the Development of Anti- parasitic Vaccines

20.5 Novel Drug Delivery Systems for the Delivery of Vaccines

20.6 Future Perspectives

20.7 Conclusion

21 Biological Control of Parasites

21.1 Introduction

21.2 Traditional Control

21.3 History of Biological Control

21.4 Advantages of Biological Control

21.5 Disadvantages of Biological Control

21.6 Biological Control Agents

21.7 Use of Biological Agents to Control Ticks and Mites

21.8 Applying Biological Control

21.9 Summary

22 Therapeutic Measures and Control Strategies 


22.1 Introduction

22.2 Risk Analysis for Designing Appropriate Control Strategies

22.3 Deworming

22.4 Use of Anti- parasitic Drugs

22.5 Use of Nanotechnology

22.6 Ecological Control

22.7 Management Practices

22.8 Role of Veterinarian

22.9 Future Perspectives

22.10 Conclusion

23 Future Advanced Research Directions against Parasitic Diseases in Dogs and Cats 

23.1 Introduction

23.2 Major Endoparasitic and Ectoparasitic Diseases of Dogs and Cats

23.3 Advances in the Diagnosis of Parasitic Diseases in Dogs and Cats

23.4 Advanced Therapies for Parasitoses in Dogs and Cats

23.5 Veterinary Parasitic Vaccines

23.6 Challenges and Future Directions Against Parasitic Diseases of Dogs and Cats

23.7 Conclusion



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