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Cover for Laboratory skills and sample collection.

In this chapter the principles of good laboratory practice in a working veterinary environment are discussed and presents the relevant legislation relating to Health and Safety in the laboratory. Also highlighted are guidelines in understanding and safe use of laboratory equipment, proper disposal...

Author(s)
English, K.; Langridge, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to parasitology.

This chapter provides a brief overview of parasitology. It defines parasitology, parasites, and facultative and obligatory parasites, and discusses the scientific nomenclature, size and taxonomic groups (Nematoda, Cestoda, Trematoda, Arthropoda and Protozoa) of parasites. The difference between...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; McGarry, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394040)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The future role and practice of cattle farming.

In this chapter, the challenges in cattle production were highlighted and this includes their inefficient use of land and water resources to produce human food, compared with other food animals and agricultural crops; their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, both through direct emissions of...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i> as the causal agent of human tuberculosis: public health implications.

This chapter discusses the global public health implications posed by Mycobacterium bovis as a source of human tuberculosis; the implications of the well-known characteristics of M. bovis that must be considered when attempting to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of human TB,...

Author(s)
Olea-Popelka, F.; Dean, A. S.; Muwonge, A.; Perera, A.; Raviglione, M.; Fujiwara, P. I.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economics of bovine tuberculosis: a one health issue.

This chapter describes the economics of bovine tuberculosis (TB), with emphasis on One Health (OH) as a control approach for bovine and human TB control.

Author(s)
Azami, H. Y.; Zinsstag, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bovine tuberculosis in other domestic species.

This book chapter discusses the current body of knowledge of Mycobacterium bovis infection and the disease is reviewed with regards to sheep, goats, pigs, water buffalo and camel. The need for the integration in national bovine tuberculosis control programme of M. bovis infection in water buffaloes ...

Author(s)
Michel, A. L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Risks for human health related to invasive alien reptiles and amphibians.

More than 100 amphibian and reptile species have established populations outside their natural geographical range, mostly as a consequence of the international pet trade. About 40 zoonoses are associated with reptiles and amphibians. The main zoonotic risks from alien invasive reptiles and...

Author(s)
Pauwels, O. S. G.; Pantchev, N.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Do alien free-ranging birds affect human health? A global summary of known zoonoses.

Non-native birds are prominent among alien taxa, with at least 415 species established outside their natural distribution ranges. Impacts of introduced birds on human health have received little attention up to now, despite previous works suggesting that disease transmission is a major impact...

Author(s)
Mori, E.; Meini, S.; Strubbe, D.; Ancillotto, L.; Sposimo, P.; Menchetti, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of alien mammals on human health.

We provide an overview of the impact of wild invasive alien mammals on human health, focusing specifically on species acting as zoonotic hosts or pathogens, along with the diseases and mechanisms of disease transmission associated with mammals in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. We...

Author(s)
Capizzi, D.; Monaco, A.; Genovesi, P.; Scalera, R.; Carnevali, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390981)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Parasites of the gastrointestinal system.

This chapter focuses on the gastrointestinal parasitic infections of dogs and cats, namely ascariasis (Toxocara canis, T. cati and Toxascaris leonina), hookworm infection (Ancylostoma caninum, A. tubaeforme and Uncinaria stenocephala), trichuriasis (Trichuris vulpis), tapeworm infection...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; McGarry, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394040)
Type
Book chapter

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