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Cover for Fleas and pets.

This chapter includes questions and answers on the causes and signs of flea infestation of dogs and cats, whether fleas can kill, effect of grooming, why fleas bite, how to spot a flea, how to determine if a dog or cat has fleas, the difference of fleas with lice and ticks, how to take fleas off a...

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 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 Inflammatory lesions.

Inflammation is classified on cytology based on the predominant cell type involved. It is subdivided into the following categories: neutrophilic, macrophagic, eosinophilic, lymphocytic and mixed (in the absence of a prevalent cell type). The recognition of the inflammatory pattern helps the...

Author(s)
Cian, F.; Monti, P.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Invasive species and human health.

This book, which consists of 11 chapters, highlights the major impact of invasive alien plants and animals on human health. This includes not only direct effects through contact with the species via bites, wounds and disease, but also indirect effects caused by changes induced in ecosystems by...

Author(s)
Mazza, G.; Tricarico, E.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book
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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
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Cover for Bed bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, bionomics, medical and veterinary importance, prevention and control of bed bugs (Cimicidae). Focus is given on the species that feed principally on humans, Cimex lectularius and C. hemipterus. Animals that can also be bitten by...

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 Human bot fly (Torsalo)/New World skin bot flies (Diptera: Oestridae: Cuterebrinae).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, biology, medical and veterinary importance, prevention and control of human bot fly (Cuterebrinae). Focus is given on Dermatobia hominis, a parasite of wild and domestic animals (particularly cattle) as well as man.

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 Mosquitoes: a consequential pest.

Disproportionate attention has been given to mosquitoes, the majority of which would prefer not to feed on human blood. Most mosquito bites on humans are purely a consequence of the easy availability and abundance of human blood. The growth and distribution of the human population has made human...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.; Kunst, R.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938031)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, bionomics, medical and veterinary importance, prevention and control of ants (Formicidae). Focus is given on species that sting and bite, cause allergic reactions and act as intermediate hosts for liver flukes and tapeworms in man ...

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 Biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, bionomics, veterinary and medical importance, prevention and control of biting midges (Ceratopogonidae). Focus is given on species that are important biting pests and vectors of minor pathogens to humans and vectors of major...

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

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