Sarcocystis is one of the most prevalent parasites of livestock and also infects many wild mammals, birds, and humans. Written by the authors who pioneered studies of Sarcocystosis of domestic animals, Sarcocystosis of Animals and Humans, Second Edition provides a current and comprehensive review of Sarcocystis and the infections it causes in animals and humans. The book reviews the history, structure, life cycle, pathogenesis, lesions, clinical signs, diagnosis, immunity, epidemiology, treatment, prevention, and control of Sarcocystosis.
See What's New in the Second Edition:
New section on molecular diagnosis and DNA characterization of Sarcocystis speciesNew section on clinical sarcocystosis outbreaks in humans is added with a summary of all reports, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatmentNew section on acute fatal outbreaks of sarcocystosis in birds Complete description of the life cycles of all Sarcocystis speciesList of all species whose life cycles are knownComprehensive information on diagnosis, including molecular diagnosisAdditional information on zoonosesIn-depth coverage of treatment, control, and prevention
Maintaining the format that made the first edition so popular, this new edition covers recent developments and excludes information that has become redundant. The authors include all literature and provide a comprehensive review of biology, clinical disease, economic losses, public health concerns, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. They have tabulated information on all Sarcocystis species by host and listed species that should be considered species inquirende/invalid.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 481
Weight: 1383 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"Sarcocystosis is a zoonosis and is, par excellence, an example of where the veterinary and medical professions and those from associated specialist disciplines should be working in concert. The result, as this book illustrates splendidly, is a synergy that not only leads to important scientific advances but also contributes to the health and welfare of both people and animals." - John E. Cooper, Veterinary Record