The Biology And Identification Of The Coccidia (apicomplexa) Of Rabbits Of The World

Hardcover | June 12, 2013

byDonald W. Duszynski, Lee CouchEditorDonald W. Duszynski

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The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia Apicomplexa of Rabbits of the World is a taxonomic summation of a damaging intestinal parasite found in rabbits and transmissible to other species, including humans. This book conceptually and historically summarizes the world's literature on the parasite and also provides a quick guide to isolation procedures, identification, strategies for management, and available chemotherapy. It is a vital source of knowledge about coccidia's real and potential transmission to humans, which can lead to dangerous health problems, like severe dehydration, vomiting, lethargy and even death. Coccidiosis is an intestinal disease that affects several different animal species, including canines and humans, and is one of the most prevalent protozoal infections in North America. The causative agent is a protozoan that has the ability to multiply rapidly and cause major damage in the intestinal wall, rupturing the cells of the intestinal lining. The final stage, the oocyst, is extremely resistant to environmental stress and is difficult to completely remove from the environment. Oocysts are frequent contaminants of feed and water and when the sporulated oocysts are ingested by other animals, they start the life cycle over in the new host. With the demand for rabbits in scientific research and for rabbit meat for human consumption increasingly globally each year, rabbits are of epidemiologic significance for laboratory workers, university researchers, veterinarians, pet owners, and breeders. Evaluates the scientific and scholarly merit of each of the publications written about coccidian from every rabbit species, providing a complete historical rendition A treatise for the identification of coccidia and their treatment as needed Written in a style that can be understood by most educated lay persons and laboratory workers Written by the first ranked author team among the world-class parasitologists who study coccidia Combined in one single source, this book follows the gold standards in coccidian biology and identification Brings all that information together in one volume and solves the problems faced by researchers, veterinarians, students and others in trying to find and navigate through this scattered literature

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The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia Apicomplexa of Rabbits of the World is a taxonomic summation of a damaging intestinal parasite found in rabbits and transmissible to other species, including humans. This book conceptually and historically summarizes the world's literature on the parasite and also provides a quick guide to...

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Apart from viral diseases, many of which are controlled by vaccination, coccidiosis in rabbits has presented serious challenges to large scale rabbit breeders, much as it has in the poultry industry. Under conditions of crowding, whether due to habitat loss or domestication, coccidiosis can be a serious global problem and there is a ne...

Dr. Duszynski, is Professor Emeritus Biology and past Chair of the Department of Biology, The University of New Mexico (UNM). He spent 33 years in academia, publishing numerous articles, monographs, and books, secured private, state and federal grants exceeding $8 million, and mentored > 25 masters and doctoral students and numerous un...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:June 12, 2013Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Lagomorpha Origins and Diversification
Chapter Three: Coccidia (Eimeriidae) of the Family Ochotonidae: Genus Ochotona
Chapter Four: Coccidia (Eimeriidae) from the Family Leporidae: Genus Brachylagus
Chapter Five: Coccidia (Eimeriidae) from the Family Leporidae: Genus Lepus
Chapter Six: Coccidia (Eimeriidae) from the Family Leporidae: Genus Oryctolagus
Chapter Seven: Coccidia (Eimeriidae) from the Family Leporidae: Genus Sylvilagus
Chapter Eight: Sarcocystidae Poche, 1913, the Predator-Prey Coccidia in Rabbits: Besnoitia, Sarcocystis, Toxoplasma
Chapter Nine: Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis in Rabbits
Chapter Ten: Strategies for Management and Therapy
Chapter Eleven: Summary and Conclusions
Glossary
Index

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"This is an excellent book. It is an indispensable resource for those working with rabbits in any area of the biological sciences. It also can serve as an excellent basic text that covers important aspects of the biology of the Apicomplexa known as coccidia."--Journal of Parasitology, 100(1), 2014 "Here is a new publication that should be of interest to almost every member of the World Lagomorph Society (WLS).It combines in 1 source, all the information that researchers, veterinarians, students, and others usually face in trying to find and navigate through this scattered literature. This book conceptually and historically summarizes the world's literature on apicomplexan parasites of rabbits and provides a quick guide to isolation procedures, identification, strategies for management, and available chemotherapy."--World Lagomorph Society online, August 5, 2013 "Duszynski and Couch present what they intend to be the most comprehensive treatise to date on the structure and biology of all species of the Coccidia, the most pervasive group of protist (formerly protozoa) parasites that infect rabbits."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013