Diagnostic Parasitology

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Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition focuses on parasites of domestic animals and commonly seen non-domestics in a clinical setting, but provides good information on many parasites common to wildlife species.

by Charles M. Hendrix, DVM, PhD and Ed Robinson, CVT

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Gain the knowledge you need to Identify and understand animal parasites! Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians, 6th Edition features clear and concise discussions of the most commonly encountered internal and external parasites. Chapters are organized by parasite group — including nematodes, cestodes, trematodes, protozoans, arthropods, and leeches — and include a detailed description of the group, with special emphasis on morphology, life cycle, and important parasites. Then in each chapter, material is conveniently organized by host species: dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, swine, birds, lab animals, fish, and reptiles. Written by educators Charles M. Hendrix and Ed Robinson, this full-color, spiral-bound book provides the skills that veterinary technicians and wildlife rehabilitators need to collect samples, perform lab procedures, and communicate with veterinarians.

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Charles M. Hendrix, DVM, PhD and Ed Robinson, CVT
  • More than 300 full-color photos help you learn to recognize parasites and parasitic diseases in lab samples.
  • Logical organization of chapters begins with an overview of external parasites, internal parasites, and nematodes, followed by chapters that go into detail of the parasites by host species.
  • Step-by-step guidelines are provided for gathering samples and performing lab procedures, with clear instructions about how to perform the different laboratory techniques used in identifying parasites.
  • Emphasis on life cycles along with high-quality life cycle drawings help you learn to communicate prevention and control strategies to clients.
  • Case studies provide the opportunity to apply what you have learned.
  • Coverage of exotics includes detailed images and discussions of the parasites that affect them.
  • Parasites by Host Species tables summarize the many ways of categorizing parasites, cross referencing such categories as body systems affected, taxonomic grouping, host species, and location in host.

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Weight 1.52 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × .5 in

6th edition 2023




Spiral bound






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