Arthropods of Humans and Domestic Animals

A Guide to Preliminary Identification

Author: A.R. Walker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412572807

Category: Science

Page: 214

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This book is an identification guide to the arthropods (insects, mites, ticks, etc.) which affect the health of people and their domestic animals. It is designed for practical use on the laboratory bench and in the field. Coverage of organisms is world-wide, allowing the student to become familiar with and identify to genus level, all types of medical and veterinary pests.
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The Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Author: Richard C. Russell,Domenico Otranto,Richard L. Wall

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640374

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 6071

Arthropod transmitted infections continue to be a front-line issue in all regions of the world. Understanding the insects that transmit diseases, the mechanisms of infection and the resulting diseases is vital to doctors, veterinarians, public health workers and disease control agencies. This major reference examines the biology, classification and control of arthropods that cause disease in animals and humans. The morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny of fleas, flies, lice, mites, midges, mosquitoes and ticks are described, with descriptions of their medical and veterinary significance, diseases they cause, insect distribution and global disease spread. Updated, developed and reworked from Doug Kettle's seminal Medical and Veterinary Entomology, this major new reference presents vital information in encyclopedia format, with alphabetical entries and an extensive index to make key facts easy to find. This new treatment of the subject provides accessible content and up-to-date research, illustrated by line drawings and color photographs.
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Lehrbuch der Parasitologie für die Tiermedizin

Author: Peter Deplazes,Johannes Eckert,Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna,Horst Zahner

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3830412053

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 5878

Parasitologie für Studium, Weiterbildung und Praxis. Der Klassiker der Veterinärparasitologie ist nicht nur ideal für die Prüfungsvorbereitung, sondern auch maximal praxisrelevant. - Das Buch ermöglicht leichtes und strukturiertes Lernen durch klare Gliederung des Stoffes und praktische Zusammenfassungen der Kapitel. - Alle relevanten Protozoen, Helminthen und Arthropoden werden als Ursachen parasitärer Erkrankungen oder als Überträger von Erregern dargestellt. - Tierartspezifische Übersichten zu Therapie- und Bekämpfungsmaßnahmen sorgen für schnelle Orientierung. Auch Zoonosen und der Befall von Lebensmitteln mit Parasiten werden behandelt. - Einprägsame Entwicklungszyklen sowie hervorragende Farbfotos der klinischen Symptome und pathologischen Veränderungen veranschaulichen den Inhalt. - Diagnostische Tafeln ermöglichen die schnelle Differenzierung der Entwicklungsstadien unter dem Mikroskop. - Alle Inhalte wurden vollständig aktualisiert und auf den Lehrplan abgestimmt. Parasitologie - gewusst wie
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Medical Entomology

A Textbook on Public Health and Veterinary Problems Caused by Arthropods

Author: B.F. Eldridge,J.D. Edman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400710097

Category: Medical

Page: 659

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This book is designed primarily as a textbook for graduate and postgraduate courses in Medical, Public Health and Veterinary Entomology. Its uniqueness is that its emphasis is on disease as opposed to arthropods. It includes general discussions of epidemiology, transmission, disease control, vector control and disease surveillance. In addition, it contains chapters oriented towards the many specific arthropod-borne diseases. Furthermore, the book discusses the many direct impacts that parasitic insects have on human and animal health. The arthropods themselves are dealt with in two introductory chapters.
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Encyclopedia of Arthropod-transmitted Infections of Man and Domesticated Animals

Author: R. W. Ashford

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845933168

Category: Arthropod vectors

Page: 608

View: 7678

This major reference work contains essential information on arthropod-borne infections affecting humans and domesticated animals. The encyclopedia is a key reference source for anyone working in medical and veterinary science, and related fields.Features of The Encyclopedia of Arthropod-transmitted Infections are:150 entries, describing arboviral, viral, bacterial and rickettsial, spirochaetal, protozoal and filarial infections, and the vectors that transmit themInformation on disease distribution, clinical symptoms, diagnosis, transmission cycles, vector life-cycles, and treatment and control measuresFigures, tables and photographs illustrate the textFollowing each entry is a selected bibliography, to aid further reading on the topicOver 80 different international authors, with expertise in medicine, veterinary science, parasitology, entomology, epidemiology, microbiology, and zoology have contributed to the encyclopedia
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Arthropod-borne Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat

Author: Susan Shaw,Michael Day

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 184076578X

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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In recent years there has been growing international focus on the importance of emerging and re-emerging arthropod-borne diseases in both human and veterinary medicine. Increasingly these diseases are being diagnosed and treated in veterinary practice. In this book the authors first discuss the overall significance of this group of diseases, plus arthropod biology and immunology, and current laboratory diagnostic methods, followed by individual chapters on each disease entity, grouped by causative organism (protozoan, bacterial, viral). Each chapter covers background etiology and epidemiology, including the role of wildlife species and zoonotic effects, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment. The book is illustrated throughout in color and contains photographs of clinical cases, hematology, cytology and gross and microscopic pathology. In short, the book provides an accessible guide to arthropod-borne infectious disease for veterinarians in practice and training.
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Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Sixth Edition

Author: Jerome Goddard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439850852

Category: Medical

Page: 535

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2013 BMA Medical Book Awards Winner As the importance of medical entomology increases, access to up-to-date, authoritative information also becomes increasingly critical. For nearly 20 years, the award-winning, bestselling Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance has established itself as a standard reference in doctors' offices and emergency rooms. Now in its sixth edition, this book maintains its status as the ultimate easy-to-use guide for physicians and other health care providers, public health officials, and pest control professionals who need to identify arthropods, the common signs and symptoms of vector-borne diseases, and the recommended forms of treatment. The book begins by describing the pathologic conditions caused by arthropods and the principles of treating those conditions. It elucidates the rationale behind the various treatment regimes and the underlying principles of controlling the immune response. It covers identification of arthropods and common signs and symptoms of vector-borne disease. The book then provides an alphabetical arrangement of arthropods of medical importance with clearly marked subheadings for easy information access. The author concludes with personal protection methods against arthropods. Now with color pictures throughout, the Sixth Edition’s chapters have been updated with the latest information and current references. Older photographs and line drawings have been replaced with new and improved versions, and the interactive CD-ROM has also been updated with more pictures and videos as well as helpful identification aids, additional reading materials, and web links. This work is the most up-to-date reference on arthropods available. Jerome Goddard recently appeared on The Colbert Report.
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Handbook of Zoonoses, Second Edition

Viral Zoonoses

Author: George W. Beran

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849332067

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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This multivolume handbook presents the most authoritative and comprehensive reference work on major zoonoses of the world. The Handbook of Zoonoses covers most diseases communicable to humans, as well as those diseases common to both animals and humans. It identifies animal diseases that are host specific and reviews the effects of various human diseases on animals. Discussions address diseases that remain important public and animal health problems and the techniques that can control and prevent them. The chapters are written by internationally recognized scientists in their respective areas of disease, who work or have worked extensively in the most affected areas of the world. The emphasis for each zoonosis is on the epidemiology of the disease, the clinical syndromes and carrier states in infected animals and humans, and the most current methods for diagnosis and approaches to control. For infectious agents or biologic toxins, which may be transmitted by foods of animal origin, a strong focus is placed on food safety measures. The etiologic and therapeutic aspects of each disease important to epidemiology and control are identified.
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Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

Essentials of Diagnostic Microbiology

Author: Paul G. Engelkirk,Janet L. Duben-Engelkirk

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781797016

Category: Medical

Page: 754

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Designed for associate-degree MLT/CLT programs and baccalaureate MT/CLS programs, this textbook presents the essentials of clinical microbiology. It provides balanced coverage of specific groups of microorganisms and the work-up of clinical specimens by organ system, and also discusses the role of the microbiology laboratory in regard to emerging infections, healthcare epidemiology, and bioterrorism. Clinical case studies and self-assessment questions show how to incorporate the information into everyday practice. More than 400 illustrations and visual information displays enhance the text. Essentials boxes, chapter outlines, key terms, summaries, and other study aids help students retain information. A bound-in CD-ROM includes additional review questions, case studies, and Web links.
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Author: Gary R. Mullen,Lance A. Durden

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080919693

Category: Science

Page: 637

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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Second Edition, has been fully updated and revised to provide the latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance. Each chapter is structured with the student in mind, organized by the major headings of Taxonomy, Morphology, Life History, Behavior and Ecology, Public Health and Veterinary Importance, and Prevention and Control. This second edition includes separate chapters devoted to each of the taxonomic groups of insects and arachnids of medical or veterinary concern, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Internationally recognized editors Mullen and Durden include extensive coverage of both medical and veterinary entomological importance. This book is designed for teaching and research faculty in medical and veterinary schools that provide a course in vector borne diseases and medical entomology; parasitologists, entomologists, and government scientists responsible for oversight and monitoring of insect vector borne diseases; and medical and veterinary school libraries and libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology. Follows in the tradition of Herm's Medical and Veterinary Entomology The latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance Two separate indexes for enhanced searchability: Taxonomic and Subject New to this edition: Three new chapters Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods Forensic Entomology Molecular Tools in Medical and Veterinary Entomology 1700 word glossary Appendix of Arthropod-Related Viruses of Medical-Veterinary Importance Numerous new full-color images, illustrations and maps throughout
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Manson's Tropical Diseases

Author: Gordon C. Cook,Alimuddin Zumla

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 070204332X

Category: Medical

Page: 1800

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From the difficult to diagnose to the difficult to treat, be prepared for whatever your patients bring back. The revised and updated 22nd edition of Manson’s Tropical Diseases provides you with the latest coverage on emerging and re-emerging diseases from around the world, such as multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and malaria, the avian flu, and more. Boxes and tables highlight key information on current therapies. Covers every aspect of Tropical Medicine in detail, not just infections. Takes both a system-based and a disease approach, with extensive cross-referencing to minimize duplication. Includes a strong clinical focus, emphasized by clinical management diagrams. Features leading experts in the field, with contributions from clinicians who are based full-time in the tropics. Features up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS, with an emphasis on Africa; malaria; tropical gastroenterological problems; dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever; tuberculosis; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; SARS; avian flu; bartonellosis, cat-scratch disease, trench fever, human erlichiosis; and more. Describes the latest therapies, such as recently approved drugs and new treatment options, so you can incorporate them into to your practice. Presents global perspectives from the world’s leaders in this specialty to put the latest expert knowledge to work for you and your patients. Highlights key information with more boxes and tables so you can find what you need easily and apply it quickly.
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Veterinary Entomology

Livestock and Companion Animals

Author: Ralph E. Williams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 143988319X

Category: Science

Page: 376

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Livestock production systems and some husbandry practices are prone to producing veterinary important entomological concerns. In addition, various arthropod-borne diseases―such as West Nile and some types of encephalitis―can affect both humans and animals. To circumvent these problems successfully, a solid understanding of veterinary entomology should be the foundation of comprehensive animal-health programs and production management practices. Veterinary Entomology: Livestock and Companion Animals is a comprehensive guide to the recognition, biology, importance, and control of insects and related arthropods that may be encountered in animal husbandry practices and with companion animals. Unlike similar books, this single-authored textbook is focused exclusively on the veterinary aspects of entomology. In 15 highly readable chapters, it addresses the details of livestock/companion animal pest management within the current trends in pest management techniques and available technology such as pest surveillance and detection. Richly illustrated with more than 200 figures and a four-page color insert, the book discusses pertinent information on host–pest relationships, pest control methodology, identification, and biology of important pest groups, emphasizing those arthropods specifically associated with livestock and poultry production systems and those affecting companion animals. Written by a leading entomological expert, this book includes coverage of: Cattle Swine Sheep and goats Poultry Domestic pets Horses Veterinary Entomology: Livestock and Companion Animals is an excellent resource for all those involved with the handling and research of livestock and companion animals, as well as students in entomology, agriculture, and veterinary science.
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Veterinary Entomology

Arthropod Ectoparasites of Veterinary Importance

Author: R. Wall,D. Shearer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412615108

Category: Medical

Page: 439

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Veterinary Entomology is the first textbook to deal specifically with the insects and other arthropod ectoparasites of veterinary importance. It concentrates on the organisms of most significance in temperate northern Europe and America (many of which are common to both regions). It is modern, boldly presented and clearly illustrated. The book opens with a chapter on the general biology of arthropod ectoparasites. This includes host-parasite relationships, evolution, structure and function, development, life cycle types, classification and origins. There then follows a series of chapters on each of the main arthropod groups encountered by practising veterinarians. These chapters each contain sections on morphology, life histories, pathology and classification. The book closes with an extensive section concentrating on diagnosis, control and treatment of ectoparasite infestations. Veterinary Entomology has been written primarily for the veterinary medical student and practising veterinarian but will also be of interest to medical entomologists, parasitologists and those working in related livestock disciplines.
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Markell and Voge's Medical Parasitology - E-Book

Author: David T. John,William A. Petri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323277640

Category: Medical

Page: 480

View: 9353

With a new two-color design, Markell and Voge's Medical Parasitology has an updated and fresh look that highlights the comprehensive material students have trusted for over 40 years. Completely redrawn line drawings and improved halftones provide visual examples related directly to the textual material. The content explores the etiologic agents of human disease belonging to the animal kingdom: protozoa, helminths (worms), and arthropods (insects and spiders), all of which are a significant cause of, or link to illness encountered both in tropical and temperate environments. In addition to providing detailed descriptions of these agents, this text deals with the clinical diseases they cause, their modes of acquisition, transmission and epidemiology, and their pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Ten-page insert with full color plates of various parasites, eggs, and life cycles provides students with real-life examples of how parasites and their associated material appear in order to facilitate their identification in the laboratory. Summary Tables appear at the ends of the parasite/disease chapters to summarize the main features of the chapter and to present the salient information from the chapter to allow students better comprehension of the material. Life cycle drawings show progression of parasites from infancy to adult so students can recognize parasites at each stage of life. Disease distribution maps depict the global distribution of key parasites to help students see the global impact that various parasites have. The text explores arthropods both as parasites in their own right and as vectors or intermediate hosts for other parasites so students can understand the direct and indirect impact that they have on health. New two-color design gives the material a fresh look and highlights important details in illustrations. Improved illustrations include all line drawings redrawn with a second color added, as well as improved quality in the halftones. Thorough revision reflecting all the most recent research findings and the most cutting-edge techniques for diagnosis and treatment. Significant change in authorship with David John taking the role of lead editor, and with a new co-editor, William Petri, a proven expert, writer, and speaker in the field of parasitology.
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Introduction to Insect Pest Management

Author: Robert L. Metcalf,William H. Luckmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471589570

Category: Nature

Page: 650

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The pest-management concept; Ecological aspects of pest management; Plant resistance in pest management; Parasitoids and predators in management of Arthopod pests; Insect pathogens as biological control agents; Insecticides in pest management; Attactants, repellents, and genetic control in pest management; The qualitative basis of pest management: sampling and measuring; Sysmetm analysis and modeling in pest management; Cotton insect pest management; Management of insects in alfafa; Integrating the cropping system for corn insect pest management; Apple insect pest management; Pest-management strategies for insects affecting humans and domestic animals; Pest management and the future.
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Animal Sciences

The Biology, Care, and Production of Domestic Animals, Fourth Edition

Author: John R. Campbell,M. Douglas Kenealy,Karen L. Campbell

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478608218

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 510

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This textbook is intended as a comprehensive introduction to the biology, care, and production of domestic animals and freshwater sh raised to provide food, as well as pets kept for companionship and recreation. The authors teaching and research experiences in agriculture, animal and dairy sciences, and veterinary medicine provide the professional expertise that underpins the clearly written discussions of advances in animal sciences affecting humans globally. Coverage includes breeds and life cycles of livestock and poultry; nutritional contributions of animal products to humans; the principles of animal genetics, anatomy, and physiology including reproduction, lactation and growth; animal disease and public health; and insects and their biological control. Each chapter stands on its own. Instructors can assign higher priority to certain chapters and arrange topics for study in keeping with their preferred course outlines. The text has been classroom-tested for four decades in more than 100 colleges and universities at home and abroad. Additionally, it is pedagogically enhanced with glossary terms in boldface type, study questions at the end of each chapter, more than 350 illustrations, and historical and philosophical quotations. These useful features aid students in comprehending scientic concepts as well as enjoying the pleasures derived from learning more about food-producing animals, horses, and popular pets.
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Insects and Wildlife

Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

Author: Dr John Capinera

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444357840

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 987

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals provides a comprehensive overview of the interrelationships of insects and wildlife. It serves as an introduction to insects and other arthropods for wildlife management and other vertebrate biology students, and emphasizes the importance of insects to wild vertebrate animals. The book emphasizes how insects exert important influences on wildlife habitat suitability and wildlife population sustainability, including their direct and indirect effects on wildlife health. Among the important topics covered are: the importance of insects as food items for vertebrate animals; the role of arthropods as determinants of ecosystem health and productivity; the ability of arthropods to transmit disease-causing agents; an overview of representative disease-causing agents transmitted by arthropods; arthropods as pests and parasites of vertebrates; the hazards to wildlife associated with using using pesticides to protect against insect damage; insect management using techniques other than pesticides; the importance of insect conservation and how insects influence wildlife conservation.
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Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance, Fourth Edition

Author: Jerome Goddard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420040251

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 3913

Even in the most industrialized nations, the health problems caused by common and exotic insects pose a serious threat, making quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment imperative. Physician's Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance is the ultimate resource for identifying arthropods - including varieties of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and scorpions - and their harmful effects on human health.
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