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Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets

  • 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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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction into Parasitic Protozoa

    • Leonhard Schnittger, Monica Florin-Christensen
    Pages 1-10
  3. Cryptosporidium

    • Mariela L. Tomazic, Carlos Garro, Leonhard Schnittger
    Pages 11-54
  4. Eimeria

    • Berit Bangoura, Arwid Daugschies
    Pages 55-101
  5. Sarcocystis

    • Cecilia Decker Franco, Leonhard Schnittger, Monica Florin-Christensen
    Pages 103-124
  6. Neospora

    • Dadin Prando Moore, Maria Cecilia Venturini
    Pages 125-148
  7. Toxoplasma

    • Gastón Moré, Maria Cecilia Venturini, Lais Pardini, Juan Manuel Unzaga
    Pages 149-168
  8. Besnoitia

    • Heinz Mehlhorn
    Pages 169-185
  9. Theileria in Ruminants

    • Henry Kiara, Lucilla Steinaa, Vishvanath Nene, Nicholas Svitek
    Pages 187-213
  10. Babesia in Domestic Ruminants

    • Sabrina Ganzinelli, Anabel Rodriguez, Leonhard Schnittger, Mónica Florin-Christensen
    Pages 215-239
  11. Babesia of Domestic Dogs

    • Gad Baneth
    Pages 241-258
  12. Equine Piroplasmids

    • Massaro W. Ueti, Donald P. Knowles
    Pages 259-269
  13. Trypanosoma

    • Silvina E. Wilkowsky
    Pages 271-287
  14. Leishmania

    • Anabel Elisa Rodriguez, José Octavio Estévez, María Cecilia Nevot, Alejandra Barrios, Monica Florin-Christensen
    Pages 289-311
  15. Trichomonas

    • Esther Collántes-Fernández, Marcelo C. Fort, Luis M. Ortega-Mora, Gereon Schares
    Pages 313-388
  16. Amoebae

    • Julia Walochnik
    Pages 389-412
  17. Genomics and Genetic Manipulation of Protozoan Parasites Affecting Farm Animals

    • Carlos E. Suarez, Heba F. Alzan, Brian M. Cooke
    Pages 413-438

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.

Keywords

  • host-pathogen interaction
  • zoonose
  • unicellular eukaryotes
  • life-cycle
  • zoopathogenic microorganisms
  • epidemiology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Center for Research on Veterinary and Agronomic Sciences, National Institute of Agricultural Technology, Hurlingham, Argentina

    Monica Florin-Christensen

  • National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Leonhard Schnittger

About the editors

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). 



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets

  • Editors: Monica Florin-Christensen, Leonhard Schnittger

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70132-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-70131-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-09936-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-70132-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 438

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Veterinary Science, Parasitology, Medical Microbiology

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-70132-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)