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Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets
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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.


Contents:

1. What are protozoa? 1.1. Generalities 1.2. Evolution and diversity1.3. Overview of Apicomplexa, Kinetoplasta and Amoebozoa
2. Cryptosporidium spp.2.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions2.2. Epidemiology2.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
3. Eimeria spp.3.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions3.2. Epidemiology3.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
4. Sarcocystis spp.4.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions4.2. Epidemiology4.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
5. Neospora caninum5.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions5.2. Epidemiology5.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
6. Toxoplasma gondii6.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions6.2. Epidemiology6.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
7. Babesia spp.7.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions7.2. Epidemiology7.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
8. Theileria spp. 8.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions8.2. Epidemiology8.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
9. Besnoitia besnoiti9.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions9.2. Epidemiology9.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment 10. Trypanosoma spp. 10.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions10.2. Epidemiology10.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
11. Leishmania spp. 11.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions11.2. Epidemiology11.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
12. Tritrichomonas foetus12.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions12.2. Epidemiology12.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment 13. Acanthamoeba spp.13.1. Morphology, life cycle and host-pathogen interactions13.2. Epidemiology13.3. Clinical effects, diagnosis, prevention and treatment
14. Genomics and genetic manipulation14.1. Comparison of sequenced genomes of parasitic protozoa14.2. Advances in genetic manipulation


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783030099367
Publisher: Springer (Springer Nature Switzerland AG)
Publication date: January, 2019
Pages: 438
Weight: 916g
Availability: Contact supplier
Subcategories: Microbiology, Veterinary Medicine

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