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Gary A. Conboy, DVM, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Microbiology at Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Fecal Examination for the Diagnosis of Parasitism
Collection of Fecal Samples
Storage and Shipment of Fecal Samples
Fecal Exam Procedures
Additional Procedures for Fecal Examination
Quality Control for Fecal Exam Procedures
Use of the Microscope
Pseudoparasites and Spurious Parasites
Identification of Nematode Larvae Recovered with Fecal Flotation or Baermann Procedures
Techniques for Evaluation of Strongylid Nematodes in Grazing Animals
Identification of Ruminant and Camelid Third-Stage Larvae
Identification of Horse Third-Stage Larvae
Fecal Egg Count Reduction Test
Identification of Adult Worms
Parasites of Domestic Animals
Dogs and Cats
Ruminants and Camelids
Rodents and Rabbits
CHAPTER 2 Detection of Protozoan and Helminth Parasites in theUrinary, Reproductive, and Integumentary Systems andin the Eye
Techniques for Parasite Recovery
Parasites of the Urinary System
Parasites of the Reproductive Tract
Helminth Parasites of the Integumentary System
Urinary System Parasites
Reproductive System Parasites
Parasites of Other Systems (Excluding Arthropods)
CHAPTER 3 Detection of Parasites in the Blood
Immunologic Detection of Blood Parasites
Microscopic Examination of Blood for Protozoan Parasites
Microscopic Examination of Blood for Nematode Parasites
Tests for Canine Heartworm Microfilariae in Blood Samples
Blood Parasites of Dogs and Cats
Blood Parasites of Livestock and Horses
Blood Parasites of Birds
CHAPTER 4 Immunodiagnostic and Molecular Diagnostic Tests inVeterinary Parasitology
Molecular Diagnostic Methods
CHAPTER 5 Diagnosis of Arthropod Parasites
Subclass Acari (Mites and Ticks)
Lice (Orders Anoplura and Mallophaga)
Fleas (Order Siphonaptera)
Flies (Order Diptera)
CHAPTER 6 Parasites of Fish
Techniques for Recovery of Ectoparasites
Skin Biopsy (Mucus Smear)
Fin Biopsy (Fin Snip)
Gill Biopsy (Gill Snip)
Recovery of Endoparasites
Parasites of Fish