A must-have guide for any equine veterinarian, this is a practical and concise handbook on the control of equine parasites. It enables you to advise your clients effectively on evidence-based parasite control programs. The first section of the book reviews the basic biology of internal parasites and the factors influencing their transmission. The second section discusses the general principles of parasite control. The third section provides diagnostic and assessment tools for interpreting clinical, historical and laboratory information. Finally the fourth section contains 20 case studies reflecting the full range of parasites and providing detailed answers and discussions, providing you with the opportunity to practice the application of knowledge and illustrating the concepts of modern parasite control.
Handbook of Equine Parasite Control is an invaluable companion for equine veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, equine veterinary technicians and nurses, researchers in equine parasitology, horse owners, and farm and stable managers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a horse owner with no formal veterinary education, but this book is well written and was easy for me to understand. Well worth the price and I'm sure will save me more money than I paid for it.
excellent!! a different approach of parasites in herses
I am a veterinarian with some experience in writing about horse parasites and their control. I gave this book a 5 star rating because it is a good review for horse owners and veterinarians alike of the principles of parasite control. There are sections on equine parasite biology, lifecycle, pathology, and factors affecting parasite transmission. There are 20 case histories (clinical assessment, laboratory findings, and treatment) with questions to evaluate if you really understood the most important points and references back to prior chapters in case you need to review those points. The practical information in this book is very helpful and includes recipes for flotation media, descriptions of the McMaster egg-count and the modified Wisconsin sugar floatation test, an egg-counting method for detecting tapeworms, the Baermann technique, larval culture information, and scotch tape detection of Oxyuris equi. The only improvement I would recommend is a page for abbreviations, which would...
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