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Dog Parasites Endangering Human Health

  • A highly readable resource on canine parasitoses and their zoonotic potential

  • Provides clear advice on symptom recognition and parasitic disease control

  • Describes pet dog diseases and rural wildlife transmission circles

  • Complements existing literature in infection research and pet medicine

  • Reference work for parasitologists as well as veterinary and human physicians

Part of the book series: Parasitology Research Monographs (Parasitology Res. Monogr., volume 13)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    • Heinz Mehlhorn, Christina Strube
    Pages 1-3
  3. The Zoonotic Dog Roundworm Toxocara canis, a Worldwide Burden of Public Health

    • Patrick Waindok, Marie-Kristin Raulf, Andrea Springer, Christina Strube
    Pages 5-26
  4. Canine Leishmaniosis

    • Gad Baneth
    Pages 27-43
  5. The Challenges with Canine Giardia

    • Dwight D. Bowman
    Pages 45-71
  6. Dogs and Their Role in the Eco-epidemiology of Chagas Disease

    • Ricardo E. Gürtler, Marta V. Cardinal
    Pages 73-106
  7. Echinococcus Species: Tiny Tapeworms

    • Heinz Mehlhorn
    Pages 107-122
  8. Dipylidium caninum

    • Heinz Mehlhorn
    Pages 141-146
  9. Ancylostoma caninum and Other Canine Hookworms

    • John M. Hawdon, Kira A. Wise
    Pages 147-193
  10. Strongyloidiasis: Really a Zoonosis?

    • Adrian Streit
    Pages 195-226
  11. Dirofilaria spp. Do They Get Under Your Skin (Or into Your Heart)?

    • Alice Vismarra, Marco Genchi, Chiara Cattabiani, Laura Kramer
    Pages 227-237
  12. Trematodes Attacking Dogs and Humans

    • Heinz Mehlhorn
    Pages 273-283
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 285-291

About this book

This book presents the latest information on canine parasites with zoonotic potential, to help avoid human infections. Compiled by international specialists, it covers protozoa, ectoparasites and helminth species of clinical importance in dogs, as well as the state of the art in diagnosis, preventive measures and potentially necessary treatment schemes.

Dogs are commonly kept in families around the world and can predispose their human companions to disease. Updating and deepening insights from other specialist literature, the book is intended for practitioners and scientists alike. It also offers practical guidance for veterinary and human physicians and highlights unexplored research areas, making it a valuable resource for students and educated non-experts with an interest in parasitology, infectiology and zoonotic pet diseases.

Keywords

  • dog transmitted disease
  • pet parasite
  • zoonotic
  • zoonosis
  • dog
  • canine
  • prevention
  • diagnosis
  • control
  • elemination
  • parasite
  • Toxocara
  • Dipylidium caninum
  • Echinococcus
  • Giardia
  • one health
  • Model invertebrates

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Parasitology, Centre for Infection Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Germany

    Christina Strube

  • Department of Parasitology, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Heinz Mehlhorn

About the editors

Prof. Christina Strube is a full professor of veterinary parasitology at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (Germany), where she teaches parasitology courses and supervises PhD students. She has authored more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and received three awards in the field of veterinary medicine for her outstanding research work. Her main research interests include the One Health topics “zoonotic parasites” and “tick-borne diseases,” as well as the epidemiology of parasitic infections in pets, livestock and wildlife.

Prof. Heinz Mehlhorn studied at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn (Germany). He was chairman of the parasitological institutes in Düsseldorf and Bochum. As a former president of the World Society of Protozoology and long-standing member of the steering committee of the World Society of Parasitologists he runs ongoing lectures in parasitology in several countries,and still teaches courses for medical students in Düsseldorf. He has published 42 books on parasitological problems in German, French, English and Spanish. He holds the patents on 12 antiparasitic drugs, which are the basis of products sold by the university spin-off company Alpha-Biocare GmbH (Neuss, Germany), which produces medications, repellents and wound care products for humans and animals.


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Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-53230-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)