This book is designed specifically for veterinary nurses and veterinary nursing students, and adopts an inquiry-based approach to assist veterinary nurses in gaining the essential knowledge and practical understanding necessary to excel in supporting veterinary surgeons to achieve an optimal management of parasitic diseases of dogs and cats.
Supported by figures and ending with learning outcomes, each chapter includes a number of questions and answers about a major group of parasites. Readers can also identify their own abilities and areas for development by completing the end-of-chapter self-assessment questions, answers to which can be found at the back of the book. The questions are designed to encourage veterinary nurses to question their practice, rationales, and the evidence base of the parasitology care delivery they provide to the patients. By completing all chapters and associated exercises within this book, the readers will gain the essential parasitology knowledge and professional skills needed for parasitology practice.
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About the Author
Hany Elsheikha is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Parasitology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham. He earned his PhD in Molecular and Evolutionary Parasitology from Michigan State University, where he studied the genetic population structure of the protozoan Sarcocystis neurona, the agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis in the Americas. In 2005, he was awarded the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is the author of more than 250 research and professional articles on parasite pathobiology and control. Hany is the author of one US patent and three textbooks. Also, he is a diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), a member of the European Scientific Counsel of Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) UK & Ireland, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). From 2014 to 2015, Hany was the inaugural Specialty Chief Editor of Parasitology in the journal Frontiers in Veterinary Science. He serves on the Editorial Board of five peer-reviewed journals and as Reviewer of several journals and national and international funding agencies. Since 2007 he has been at the University of Nottingham, where he established the veterinary parasitology curriculum from its inception. Hany is also a veterinarian by training; he obtained a first-class degree with distinction in Veterinary Sciences and MSc in Veterinary Parasitology from Cairo University. His research focuses on host-parasite interaction and anti-parasitic drug discovery.
Ian Wright is a practicing veterinary surgeon and co-owner of the Mount Veterinary Practice in Fleetwood. He has a master's degree in Veterinary Parasitology, is head of the European Scientific Counsel of Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) UK & Ireland and guideline director for ESCCAP Europe. Ian is regularly published in peer review journals, an editorial board member for the Companion Animal Journal as well as peer reviewer for journals such as JSAP, Companion Animal and Veterinary Parasitology. He continues to carry out research in practice including work on intestinal nematodes and tick borne diseases.
John McGarry completed his PhD on fly population dynamics in 1992 at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine where he worked for 28 years, completing numerous projects in Africa, before moving to the School of Veterinary Science in 2008. Research interests are the biology and control of parasitic arthropods - principally flies, ticks and mites - as agents of skin infestations and vectors of disease. John is the author of some 60 publications, he has more recent interests in parasitic lungworms of companion animals, zoonotic helminths of wildlife and in forensic entomology, a pathology-related veterinary specialism unique to the Liverpool School of Veterinary Science.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction to Parasitology
2: Parasites of the Gastrointestinal System
3: Parasites of the Respiratory System
4: Parasites of the Cardiovascular System
5: Parasites of the Skin and Muscles
6: Parasites of the Eye and Nervous System
7: Parasites of the Urogenital System
8: Key Skills for the Veterinary Nurse in Diagnostic Parasitology
9: Parasite Control Clinics
10: Parasite Control and Pet Travel