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Parasitology: Diagnosis and Treament of Common Parasitisms in Dogs and Cats

2002 Edition, January 1, 2002

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ISBN: 978-1-893441-59-0
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  • Revision: 2002 Edition, January 1, 2002
  • Published Date: January 1, 2002
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 100
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:


The purpose of this set of Flash Cards is to provide a quick guide to the most common parasites seen in dogs and cats, the diseases they produce, and treatments to remove the infections. Parasitologists tend to make keys for other parasitologists who share a familiarity with the systematic format in which parasites are classified. In this publication, we have collected all of the essential information about a particular parasite on a single review card for quick reference. The material is organized so that information regarding the organism, its diagnostic stage, the type of specimen required, location in the body, and methods of control can be easily reviewed. Only those few points of biology with a direct bearing on control are presented. Similarly, attention is only drawn to zoonoses of major potential significance. No attempt is made to be all-inclusive with respect to either pathogens that may be encountered or to treatments that may be applied.

This information is also available as a PDA program. The plan from the outset was to develop a set of information that could be comfortably presented on a small screen. It is our belief that the hand-held device will also serve as an electronic visual key to these parasites. We think that the different search capabilities of the PDA format will be a favorable attribute for the individual who needs rapid access to diagnostic and treatment information in a clinical or laboratory setting. We hope that the information we have provided in both of these formats is what people really do need for effective management of the commonly encountered parasitisms of dogs and cats.

The material evolved from a joint interest between the authors and our editor, Carroll Cann, in developing a resource that would work in a pocket computer format. It has been a pleasure working with Carroll, and a lot fun bringing the initial idea to fruition. We have spent a good deal of time with the team at Teton NewMedia developing various aspects of the design and presentation. Thus, we also need to thank Cynthia Roantree, Nicol Giandomenico, Susan Hunsberger, Anita Sykes and Sue Haun for making this an enjoyable and productive experience.