Principles of veterinary parasitology
Principles of veterinary parasitology
1st ed., 296 pages, 600 ill., John Wiley & Sons, December 2015
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Principles of Veterinary Parasitology is a student-friendly introduction to veterinary parasitology. Written primarily to meet the immediate needs of veterinary students, this textbook outlines the essential parasitological knowledge needed to underpin clinical practice. Conceptual relationships between parasitic organisms, their biology and the diseases they cause are clearly illustrated. Help boxes and practical tips are included throughout alongside a wealth of colour photographs, drawings and life-cycle diagrams. Organised taxonomically with additional host-orientated chapters and focussing on parasites that commonly cause animal or zoonotic disease, welfare problems or economic losses, students worldwide will benefit from this straightforward and easy to comprehend introduction to veterinary parasitology. Key features include:

•An easy to navigate textbook, providing information essential for clinical studies

•Full colour throughout, with photographs, diagrams, life-cycles and help boxes for visual learners

•A companion website including a pronunciation guide, self-assessment questions and further reading lists

About the authors




List of abbreviations

About the companion website

1 Veterinary Parasitology: basic concepts

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Parasitism and parasites

1.3 Host–parasite interactions

1.4 Parasitic disease

1.5 Diagnostic techniques

1.6 Treatment and control

2 Arthropods part 1: introduction and insects

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Insects

3 Arthropods part 2: ticks, mites and ectoparasiticides

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Ticks

3.3 Mange mites

3.4 Other arthropods

3.5 Ectoparasiticides

4 Protozoa (single-celled parasites)

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Key concepts

4.3 Ciliates

4.4 Amoebae

4.5 Flagellates

4.6 Coccidia

4.7 Tissue cyst-forming coccidia

4.8 Blood-borne apicomplexans

4.9 Cryptosporidia

4.10 Antiprotozoal drugs

5 Platyhelminthes (‘flatworms’)

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Cestodes

5.3 Cyclophyllidean tapeworms

5.4 Pseudophyllidean tapeworms

5.5 Cestocidal drugs

5.6 Trematodes

5.7 Flukicidal drugs

6 Nematoda (‘roundworms’) part 1: concepts and bursate nematodes

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Key concepts

6.3 Bursate nematodes

7 Nematoda (‘roundworms’) part 2: nonbursate nematodes and anthelmintics

7.1 Nonbursate nematodes

7.2 Other parasitic worms

7.3 Anthelmintics

8 Clinical parasitology: farm animals

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Ruminants

8.3 Pigs (swine)

8.4 Poultry

9 Clinical parasitology: companion animals and veterinary public health

9.1 Equine parasitology

9.2 Small animal parasitology

9.3 Veterinary public health



Dennis Jacobs, BVMS, PhD, FHEA, DipEVPC, FRCPath, FRVCS, Emeritus Professor, The Royal Veterinary College, London

After graduating from the Glasgow Veterinary School and a short period in the pharmaceutical industry, he devoted his professional career to teaching and research. He has served as Vice-President of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology and Secretary of the European Veterinary Parasitology College.


Mark Fox, BVetMed, PhD, FHEA, DipEVPC, MRCVS, Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, The Royal Veterinary College, London

He has over thirty years’ experience of teaching and research in the veterinary parasitology field, having graduated from The Royal Veterinary College and spent a period in small animal practice.  His current research interests focus on the epidemiology of parasite infections in both domestic and wild animals.  He was awarded the William Hunting medal in recognition of avian coccidiosis research. 


Lynda Gibbons, BSc, PhD, CBiol, FRSB, Attached Senior Scientist, The Royal Veterinary College, London

Having studied at Leicester University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she became Head of Animal Helminthology Biosystematics at the CABI Institute of Parasitology. She is a recipient of the Elsdon-Dew medal (Parasitological Society of Southern Africa) and the Betts Prize (The Royal Veterinary College).


Carlos Hermosilla, DrMedVet, DipEVPC, DrHabil, DVM, Professor, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Having gained a veterinary degree from the University Austral of Chile, and doctorates from Justus-Liebig-Universität in Germany, he worked as Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Parasitology at The Royal Veterinary College, London, before returning to the Institute of Parasitology in Gießen as Professor to continue his enthusiasm for teaching and research. He is also visiting professor at the University Austral of Chile.

Item Code: PARAS23
ISBN: 9780470670422
Weigth: 700 g
Species: All species
Discipline: Parassitology
VAT: VAT Exempt