Parasitic Protozoa of Farm Animals and Pets

  • Monica Florin-Christensen
  • Leonhard Schnittger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Leonhard Schnittger, Monica Florin-Christensen
    Pages 1-10
  3. Mariela L. Tomazic, Carlos Garro, Leonhard Schnittger
    Pages 11-54
  4. Berit Bangoura, Arwid Daugschies
    Pages 55-101
  5. Cecilia Decker Franco, Leonhard Schnittger, Monica Florin-Christensen
    Pages 103-124
  6. Dadin Prando Moore, Maria Cecilia Venturini
    Pages 125-148
  7. Gastón Moré, Maria Cecilia Venturini, Lais Pardini, Juan Manuel Unzaga
    Pages 149-168
  8. Heinz Mehlhorn
    Pages 169-185
  9. Henry Kiara, Lucilla Steinaa, Vishvanath Nene, Nicholas Svitek
    Pages 187-213
  10. Sabrina Ganzinelli, Anabel Rodriguez, Leonhard Schnittger, Mónica Florin-Christensen
    Pages 215-239
  11. Gad Baneth
    Pages 241-258
  12. Massaro W. Ueti, Donald P. Knowles
    Pages 259-269
  13. Silvina E. Wilkowsky
    Pages 271-287
  14. Anabel Elisa Rodriguez, José Octavio Estévez, María Cecilia Nevot, Alejandra Barrios, Monica Florin-Christensen
    Pages 289-311
  15. Esther Collántes-Fernández, Marcelo C. Fort, Luis M. Ortega-Mora, Gereon Schares
    Pages 313-388
  16. Julia Walochnik
    Pages 389-412
  17. Carlos E. Suarez, Heba F. Alzan, Brian M. Cooke
    Pages 413-438

About this book


This book provides an in-depth yet concise overview of the most common and emerging protozoa that cause diseases in both farm animals and companion animals. As outlined in the concise introduction, pathogenic protozoans represent an evolutionary highly diverse and little understood group of disease-causing microorganisms. For each of the featured parasitic unicellular eukaryotes, it discusses the morphology, lifecycle, epidemiology and host-pathogen interactions. In addition, the book highlights the latest developments in diagnostic methods, as well as prevention and treatment strategies. Thorough information on genomes and genetic manipulation strategies for some of the protozoa covered in this book is also included. Infections involving parasitic protozoa can cause productivity losses and/or reduce the quality of life of infected animals. Some infections are zoonotic, posing an on-going public health threat. In most cases, prevention and treatment are either non-existent or need considerable improvement. On the other hand, a great deal of research has recently been conducted on these organisms, yielding valuable new information on their global distribution and revealing the mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions at the molecular level – and essential insights that can be used for the development of new control tools. This book includes extensive information on both basic aspects and recent scientific discoveries on these protozoa and thus constitutes a unique resource for students, veterinarians, and researchers alike.


host-pathogen interaction zoonose unicellular eukaryotes life-cycle zoopathogenic microorganisms epidemiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Monica Florin-Christensen
    • 1
  • Leonhard Schnittger
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Research on Veterinary and Agronomic SciencesNational Institute of Agricultural TechnologyHurlinghamArgentina
  2. 2.National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET)Buenos AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70131-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70132-5
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