Publisher description for Veterinary entomology : arthropod ectoparasites of veterinary importance / Richard Wall and David Shearer.
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Veterinary Entomology is the first textbook to deal specifically with the insects and other arthropod ectoparasites of veterinary importance. It concentrates on the organisms of most significance in temperate northern Europe and America (many of which are common to both regions). It is modern, boldly presented and clearly illustrated. The book opens with a chapter on the general biology of arthropod ectoparasites. This includes host-parasite relationships, evolution, structure and function, development, life cycle types, classification and origins. There then follows a series of chapters on each of the main arthropod groups encountered by practising veterinarians. These chapters each contain sections on morphology, life histories, pathology and classification. The book closes with an extensive section concentrating on diagnosis, control and treatment of ectoparasite infestations. Veterinary Entomology has been written primarily for the veterinary medical student and practising veterinarian but will also be of interest to medical entomologists, parasitologists and those working in related livestock disciplines.
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