Veterinarians have a number of tasks and responsibilities and one of them is preventing, diagnosing and treating animal parasites. By doing so, veterinary professionals protect and enhance animal health and wellbeing. Moreover, their work is crucial for public health as some animal parasites are transmitted to humans. Hence, if you want to learn and know more about parasites and whether they are bacteria, viruses, insects, or worms, you should definitely check the following parasitology books and study material.
The 5th edition of this book will show you how to identify and treat all parasites which can be seen in veterinary medicine. It features data about all internal and external parasites and each chapter is organized by parasite group. Moreover, you’ll learn how to collect samples, communicate with clients, and perform lab procedures. There are over 470 full-color photos and step-by-step guidelines on how to perform the laboratory techniques used in identifying parasites.
The 10th edition of ‘Georgis’ Parasitology for Veterinarians’ provides all necessary information and data about the parasites which can be encountered in veterinary medicine. It focuses on parasites which infect domestic species, poultry, exotic and laboratory animals. Additionally, there are new chapters on arthropods, protozoans, and helminths, as well as, vector-borne diseases, antiparasitic drugs, diagnostic Parasitology, histopathologic diagnosis, and a brand-new chapter on vaccinations. This is a very thorough book which provides all the data you need about Parasitology. Moreover, it features updated drug tables, high-quality color photographs and illustrations, and quick access to scientific names and terms.
This reference manual is a thorough and practical book which offers information about basic diagnostic veterinary Parasitology, including parasite life cycles, importance, location in the host, zoonotic potential, and current literature. There are also step-by-step instructions for diagnostic procedures used in veterinary medicine. The manual is easy to navigate through as the sections are organized by animal host species.
The 8th edition of this book focuses on the morphological identification of both internal and external parasites of domestic animals. It offers all the necessary tests and data relevant to daily practice. There are over 450 photos which will help you to easier diagnose. The ‘Veterinary Clinical Parasitology’ features a new chapter on immunologic and molecular diagnosis, as well as, new sections on the identification of microfilariae and larvae in diagnostic samples and a new chapter on immunologic and molecular diagnosis. This book is a highly valuable reference material for veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians.
Principles of Veterinary Parasitology
Parasitology Study Material
Besides the books we just mentioned, there is also an exceptional study material you can check on the ‘I Love Veterinary’ YouTube channel. There are plenty of videos which focus on parasites in different animals and offer step-by-step instructions and everything you need to know. These videos are great study materials.
For instance, I found the videos about Giardia very useful as the video helped me identify this parasite in a cat’s fecal float. Seeing how this parasite looks like under the microscope introduced me to the Giardia and it was easier for me to identify it.
Giardiasis is a parasitic disease caused by Giardia lamblia and it usually spreads when Giardia lamblia cysts in feces contaminate food or water. The usual symptoms are abdominal pain, diarrhea and weight loss. These symptoms can be expected to appear 1 to 3 weeks after exposure. So, if they aren’t treated on time, they might last up to six weeks.
So, a client of mine brought a cat with such symptoms and say that the symptoms occurred 1 week ago. I check the cat’s fecal float under the microscope and saw that it’s the exact same picture I saw on the video. Consequently, I prescribed tinidazole, which alongside metronidazole is the best possible treatment for Giardia.
You can check this and other similar videos and use them as a study material. You can learn a great deal from books and videos for parasitology in animals. This will help you be more knowledgeable about parasites, more ready to discuss parasites with the clients and your colleagues, and able to treat the condition appropriately.