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Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets

Editors: Florin-Christensen, Monica, Schnittger, Leonhard (Eds.)

  • Each chapter is focused on a specific zoopathogenic protozoan species
  • Offers readers vital insights into the biology of common parasitic protozoa 
  • Highlights the latest advances in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of protozoa-derived diseases
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About this book

This book provides an in-depth yet concise overview of the most common and emerging protozoa that cause diseases in both farm animals and companion animals. As outlined in the concise introduction, pathogenic protozoans represent an evolutionary highly diverse and little understood group of disease-causing microorganisms. For each of the featured parasitic unicellular eukaryotes, it discusses the morphology, lifecycle, epidemiology and host-pathogen interactions. In addition, the book highlights the latest developments in diagnostic methods, as well as prevention and treatment strategies. Thorough information on genomes and genetic manipulation strategies for some of the protozoa covered in this book is also included. Infections involving parasitic protozoa can cause productivity losses and/or reduce the quality of life of infected animals. Some infections are zoonotic, posing an on-going public health threat. In most cases, prevention and treatment are either non-existent or need considerable improvement. On the other hand, a great deal of research has recently been conducted on these organisms, yielding valuable new information on their global distribution and revealing the mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions at the molecular level – and essential insights that can be used for the development of new control tools. This book includes extensive information on both basic aspects and recent scientific discoveries on these protozoa and thus constitutes a unique resource for students, veterinarians, and researchers alike.

About the authors

Monica Florin-Christensen and Leonhard Schnittger are biologists and researchers with the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research of Argentina (CONICET). Further, they lead a group that is investigating molecular parasitology, focusing on pathogenic protists of veterinary importance, at the Institute of Pathobiology, National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA, Argentina). 



Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction into Parasitic Protozoa

    Schnittger, Leonhard (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Cryptosporidium

    Tomazic, Mariela L. (et al.)

    Pages 11-54

  • Eimeria

    Bangoura, Berit (et al.)

    Pages 55-101

  • Sarcocystis

    Decker Franco, Cecilia (et al.)

    Pages 103-124

  • Neospora

    Moore, Dadin Prando (et al.)

    Pages 125-148

Buy this book

eBook £119.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70132-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £149.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70131-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets
Editors
  • Monica Florin-Christensen
  • Leonhard Schnittger
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70132-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70132-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70131-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 438
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour
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