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External parasites of small ruminants. A practical guide to their prevention and control.

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This book is comprised of 11 chapters covering the prevention and control of ectoparasites that contribute to disease and infection in sheep and goats, types of parasites, diseases caused by these parasites and control methods that are currently available. Moreover, the implications of these ectoparasitoses on animal welfare and environmental impacts are also discussed. Focus is given on mites (Ac...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)


An overview on small ruminant species (sheep and goat), sheep and goat production (meat, milk, milk products, fibre, wool, mohair, cashmere, lanolin and leather), ectoparasites infesting small ruminants and skin environment is given. Focus is given on the effects of ectoparasitic infestation on the quality and production of sheep and goat products.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) Mites (Acari). Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 49) Ticks (Ixodida). Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 63) Lice (Phthiraptera). Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 75) Flies (Diptera). Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 99) Fleas (Siphonaptera). Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 103) Diagnosis. Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 119) Prevention. Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 125) Chemical control. Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 185) Alternative control methods. Author(s): Bates, P.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 197) Economic damage. Author(s): Bates, P.