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Cover for Fleas and people.

This chapter includes questions and answers on whether humans can get fleas when sharing a bed with pets, human host preference of fleas, whether fleas can kill humans, look of cat and dog flea bites on humans, allergic reaction to flea bites, cat scratch disease transmission among cats and between ...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; Dryden, M. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245486)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Allergic skin diseases.

The clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of Culicoides hypersensitivity, atopic dermatitis, food and contact allergies and urticaria in horses are described.

Author(s)
Marsella, R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395085)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Parasitic skin diseases.

The clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of ectoparasitic skin diseases in horses are described.

Author(s)
Marsella, R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395085)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Erythema migrans.

Erythema migrans (EM) is an expanding erythematous rash that develops at the site of the bite of certain Ixodes ticks within days to weeks. It is the most common objective manifestation of Lyme disease, accounting for about 90% of cases. This chapter reviews the current practice of diagnosing EM,...

Author(s)
Nadelman, R. B.; Hu, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts of climate change on allergens and allergic diseases: knowledge and highlights from two decades of research.

This chapter summarizes the impacts of climate change on allergens (respiratory, contact, plant food and insect allergens) and allergic diseases and explores the development of this topic and the resulting body of research during 1985-2012.

Author(s)
Beggs, P. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642659)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction - Part I: The creatures.

An introduction to veterinary and medical entomology is provided. Focus is given on the phylum Arthropoda and its classification. Its members that are of major or minor interest to veterinary and medical entomology are described.

Author(s)
Russell, R. C.; Otranto, D.; Wall, R. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640372)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction - Part II: The context.

An introduction to the medical and veterinary importance of arthropods, particularly in health, welfare and economics, is provided. The role of arthropods in disease transmission, allergic reactions, direct or indirect damage as ecto or endoparasites, entomophobia and delusional parasitosis and...

Author(s)
Russell, R. C.; Otranto, D.; Wall, R. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640372)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bees and wasps (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Vespidae and others).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, bionomics, medical and veterinary importance, prevention and control of bees (Apidae) and wasps (Vespidae). Focus is given on species that have the capacity to inflict venomous stings and cause allergies on man and animals.

Author(s)
Russell, R. C.; Otranto, D.; Wall, R. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640372)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cockroaches (Blattodea: Blattidae, Blatellidae and Blaberidae).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, bionomics, veterinary and medical importance, prevention and control of cockroaches. Focus is given on their role in the contamination of food and feeds, as disease vectors and cause of allergies. Species given emphasis are ...

Author(s)
Russell, R. C.; Otranto, D.; Wall, R. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640372)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, bionomics, medical and veterinary importance, prevention and control of non-biting midges (Chironomidae). Focus is given on species that can cause allergies in man and those that can be nuisance pests both in livestock and man.

Author(s)
Russell, R. C.; Otranto, D.; Wall, R. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640372)
Type
Book chapter