By Henry Griffiths
A guide of Veterinary Parasitology used to be first released in 1978. Practitioners, academics, and scholars of veterinary medication and animal technicians will locate this guide super important of their paintings. It presents a brief and straightforward reference for the id and keep watch over of parasites and parasitic affliction within the family animals of North the US. the knowledge given approximately each one parasite comprises habitat, distribution, lifestyles cycle, transmission, symptoms and pathogenicity, and regulate. many of the accepted laboratory options and diagnostic techniques are defined, a host-parasite directory is supplied, and there's more information within the appendix approximately many of the parasiticides and chemotherapeutic brokers that are pointed out within the textual content.
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E. McNeil. 1952. Hexamita from the golden pheasant. J. Parasitol. 38:90. P A R A S I T E : Histomonas meleagridis Disease: Histomoniasis, blackhead, infectious enterohepatitis. Host: Turkey, chicken, guinea fowl, peahen, pheasant, and other wild birds. Habitat: Lumen of cecum and parenchyma of liver and cecum. Identification: This protozoan is pleomorphic. Tissue forms are amoeboid; those found in the lumen or free in contents of the cecum may be elonate with a single flagellum. The amoeboid forms are 8-15 jU in diameter; those free in the lumen may be from 5-30 ju in diameter.
Austral. Vet. J. 50:224-28. Jacobs, L. 1973. New knowledge of toxoplasma and toxoplasmosis. Adv. Parasitol. 11:631-69. Walls, K. , and M. G. Schultz. 1968. Public health aspects of toxoplasmosis. J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. 153:1775-79. P A R A S I T E : Trichomonasgallinae (flagellate) Disease: Trichomoniasis (avian). Host: Primary host is the domestic pigeon but may be found in the chicken, turkey, and many wild birds. Habitat: Crop, upper digestive tract. Identification: Body ellipsoidal or pear-shaped, 5-19/J long by 2-9 jU wide, with 4 anterior flagella.
Domestic fowl are probably infected by ingestion of contaminated food and water. Signs and pathogenicity: Essentially a disease of young birds. Severity of disease seems to depend on the virulence of different trichomonad strains. Birds lose weight, stand huddled, and have ruffled feathers. Lesions in the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, and crop are small, yellowish, circumscribed caseous areas on the mucosa. As the lesions enlarge, they spread and become caseous masses. Diagnosis: Gross observation of the mouth and throat lesions.
Handbook of Veterinary Parasitology, Domestic Animals of North America by Henry Griffiths