The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Rabbits of the World, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123979102
  • ISBN-13: 9780123979100
  • DDC: 579.47
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Rabbits of the World is a taxonomic summation of a damaging intestinal parasite found in rabbits and transmissible to other species, including humans. This book summarizes the world's literature and provides a quick guide to isolation procedures, identification, strategies for management, and available chemotherapy. It is a vital source of knowledge about coccidia's real and potential transmission to humans, which can lead to dangerous health problems, like severe dehydration and even death. Coccidiosis is an intestinal disease that affects several different species, including canines and humans, and is one of the most prevalent protozoal infections in North America. The causative agent is a protozoan that can multiply rapidly and cause major damage in the intestinal wall. The final stage, the oocyst, is extremely resistant to environmental stress and is difficult to completely remove. Oocysts are frequent contaminants of feed and water and when sporulated oocysts are ingested, they start the life cycle in the new host. With the demand for rabbits in scientific research and for human consumption increasingly globally each year, rabbits are of epidemiologic significance for laboratory workers, university researchers, veterinarians, pet owners, and breeders.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
1: Introduction.
2: Lagomorpha Origins and Diversification.
3: Coccidia (Eimeriidae) of the Family Ochotonidae: Genus Ochotona.
4: Coccidia (Eimeriidae) from the Family Leporidae: Genus Brachylagus.
5: Coccidia (Eimeriidae) from the Family Leporidae: Genus Lepus.
6: Coccidia (Eimeriidae) of the Family Leporidae: Genus Oryctolagus.
7: Coccidia (Eimeriidae) of the Family Leporidae: Genus Sylvilagus.
8: Sarcocystidae Poche, 1913, the Predator-Prey Coccidia in Rabbits: Besnoitia, Sarcocystis, Toxoplasma.
9: Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis in Rabbits.
10: Strategies for Management, Control, and Chemotherapy.
11: Summary and Conclusions.
Glossary and List of Abbreviations.
Literature Cited (∗) and Related References.