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Parasites and Pets

Parasites and Pets

A Veterinary Nursing Guide

Now Published!

By H Elsheikha, University of Nottingham, UK, I Wright, Mount Veterinary Practice, UK, J McGarry, University of Liverpool, UK

January 2018 / Paperback / 168 Pages / 9781786394040 £29.99 / €39.00 / $50.00
With 10% online discount: £26.99 / €35.10 / $45.00
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Main Description

This book, primarily focussing on parasitic diseases of cats and dogs, is designed specifically for veterinary nurses and students and adopts an enquiry based approach essential for consolidating knowledge and a deep practical understanding of this important subject. The book goes beyond the conventional discourse of parasitology books, with each chapter addressing questions commonly posed by clients. It is illustrated throughout with colour figures and readers can assess their knowledge and areas for development by completing the end of chapter self-assessment questions.

In this way, the veterinary nurse will be fully equipped to professionally support veterinary surgeons in achieving optimal strategies for management of parasitic diseases of companion animals.

Provides a unique enquiry-based approach to assist veterinary nurses and technicians in gaining essential knowledge and practical understanding of parasites

Contains self-assessment MCQ sections designed to encourage the reader to question their practice, rationales, and the evidence base of parasitology care delivery they provide to patients

Focuses on the dog and cat, the most commonly seen pets


Suitable for veterinary nurses/technicians and students

  • 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

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Elsheikha Hany 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, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is the author of more than 230 research and professional articles on parasite pathobiology and control. Hany is the author of one US patent and two textbooks. Also, he is a diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College (EVPC), a member of The European Scientific Counsel for 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 has been 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 Ad hoc Reviewer of several journals, and national and international funding agencies. Since 2007 has been at Nottingham Vet 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.

McGarry John 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 and 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.

Wright Ian is a practising 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 reviewing 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.