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A must-have guide for any equine veterinarian, this is a practical and concise handbook on the control of equine parasites. It enables you to advise your clients effectively on evidence-based parasite control programs. The first section of the book reviews the basic biology of internal parasites and the factors influencing their transmission. The second section discusses the general principles of parasite control. The third section provides diagnostic and assessment tools for interpreting clinical, historical and laboratory information. Finally the fourth section contains 20 case studies reflecting the full range of parasites and providing detailed answers and discussions, providing you with the opportunity to practice the application of knowledge and illustrating the concepts of modern parasite control.

Handbook of Equine Parasite Control is an invaluable companion for equine veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, equine veterinary technicians and nurses, researchers in equine parasitology, horse owners, and farm and stable managers.

SECTION I Internal Parasites and Factors Affecting Their Transmission
1. Biology and Life Cycles of Equine Parasites
2. Pathology of Parasitism and Impact on Performance
3. Environmental Factors Affecting Parasite Transmission
4. Host Factors Affecting Parasite Transmission
5. Parasite Factors Affecting Transmission

SECTION II Principles of Equine Parasite Control
6. Decreasing Parasite Transmission by Nonchemical Means
7. Pharmaceutical Approaches to Parasite Control

SECTION III Diagnosis and Assessment of Parasitologic Information
8. Diagnostic Techniques for Equine Parasitism
9. Detection of Anthelmintic Resistance
10. Evaluating Historical Information
11. Synopsis of Evidence-Based Parasite Control

SECTION IV Case Histories
Case 1. Mystery Drug
Case 2. Pyrantel Efficacy Evaluation
Case 3. Egg Count Results from Illinois Yearlings
Case 4. Colic and Parasites
Case 5. Confinement after Deworming
Case 6. Abdominal Distress in a Foal
Case 7. Quarantining Advice
Case 8. Diarrhea and Colic
Case 9. Foal Diarrhea
Case 10. Oral Lesion
Case 11. Skin Lesion
Case 12. Legal Case
Case 13. Repeated Egg Counts
Case 14. Repeated Colic
Case 15. Ivermectin Efficacy
Case 16. Ten Commandments
Case 17. Ivermectin Egg Reappearance
Case 18. Name that Worm
Case 19. Parasite Control for Yearlings
Case 20. Reaction to Treatment

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