The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Rabbits of the World
by Donald Duszinski
Edition: 1st., 2013
Apart from viral diseases, many of which are controlled by vaccination, coccidiosis in rabbits has presented serious challenges to large scale rabbit breeders, much as it has in the poultry industry. Under conditions of crowding, whether due to habitat loss or domestication, coccidiosis can be a serious global problem and there is a need for their accurate identification to be able to control and help prevent dangerous health problems, like weight loss, severe dehydration, vomiting, lethargy, and even death.
This book is an invaluable resource for researchers in parasitology, protozoology, coccidian biology, veterinary and animal sciences, zoology, and biology in general. This book details the taxonomy, identification and known biology of the apicomplexan parasites of rabbits, is written by world-class coccidiologists and is considered an important classic documentary and reference book.
- The first and only taxonomic summation of apicomplexan parasites of rabbits that allows easy parasite identification and a summation of virtually everything known about the biology of each species
- Answers the questions about what we know (and don't know) about the real and potential transmission of several of these apicomplexans to humans who work closely with rabbits
- Provides a quick guide to isolation, management, control, and therapeutic procedures
- Gives proof of the epidemiologic significance of rabbits for laboratory workers, researchers, veterinarians, pet owners, and breeders
- Provides a complete historical rendition of virtually all publications ever written about the apicomplexan coccidia from all extant rabbit species
- Assesses what we know about host-specificity in lagomorphs and evaluates all of the cross-transmission work done to date.