Veterinary Parasitology: Reference Manual by W.J. Foreyt

Veterinary Parasitology: Reference Manual 



  • William J. Foreyt


  • Spiral-bound: 235 pages
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Professional; 5th edition (October 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0813824192
  • Product Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.9 x 1.0 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.73 pounds


Book Description 

Veterinary Parasitology Reference Manual, Fifth Edition is a practical, thorough, bench top reference for basic diagnostic veterinary parasitology. The manual provides pertinent information on parasite life cyles, importance, location in the host, zoonotic potential, current literature, diagnosis, and treatment. It also includes step-by-step instructions for the most common diagnostic procedures used in routine veterinary practice.

Sections are organized by animal host species, including dogs; cats; cattle, sheep and goats; llamas; horses; pigs; birds; ratites (ostriches, emus, and cassowaries); and laboratory animals, as well as wildlife, reptiles, marine mammals, and humans. There is a section in which common artifacts found in fecal samples are presented, and the last section includes conversion tables and a list of abbreviations.

Features of the Fifth edition include: * updated and enhanced references * information on new drugs * improved section on parasites of marine mammals * sections on parasites of laboratory animals and humans * over 500 photographs and figures

Readers will find this to be an easily accessible and accurate resource for information about parasites in a variety of animals - wild, domestic, common and exotic. 

Book Info

Practical and thorough bench-top reference for basic diagnostic veterinary parasitology. Provides information on parasite life cycles, importance, location in the host, zoonotic potential, current literature, diagnosis, and treatment. Previous edition: c1997. Wire-spiral binding. DNLM: Parasitic Diseases, Animal--Handbooks.  

About the Author(s)

William J. Foreyt is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman. Dr. Foreyt specializes in veterinary and wildlife parasitology, epizootiology, and parasitic and disease interactions among domestic livestock, wildlife and humans 


Nicely Done!, November 18, 2001

OK, I admit that I am just a little biased in this review - My dad is the author and I took some of the pictures that illustrate it! That doesn't change how much I think that this is a very handy (and comparatively inexpensive) book to have. It is copiously illustrated with both drawing and photos and is divided up by the host animal.

Personally, I end up referring to this book at least once a week and have heard many of the vet students that I know say about the same thing.

So, if you are a vet student or work in some field that comes into contact with parasites, I would say that you need this book. It is designed to be used, not kept on the shelf, and it deserves to be. Exceedingly streamlined and useful - especially the concise descriptions of each parasite illustrated by a photograph :).



Rating: 4.5 | Added on: 15 Nov 2006

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