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Coccidiosis is an intestinal disease that affects several different animal species, including canines and humans, and is one of the most prevalent protozoal infections in North America. The causative agent is a protozoan that has the ability to multiply rapidly and cause major damage in the intestinal wall, rupturing the cells of the intestinal lining. The final stage, the oocyst, is extremely resistant to environmental stress and is difficult to completely remove from the environment. Oocysts are frequent contaminants of feed and water and when the sporulated oocysts are ingested by other animals, they start the life cycle over in the new host. With the demand for rabbits in scientific research and for rabbit meat for human consumption increasingly globally each year, rabbits are of epidemiologic significance for laboratory workers, university researchers, veterinarians, pet owners, and breeders.Evaluates the scientific and scholarly merit of each of the publications written about coccidian from every rabbit species, providing a complete historical renditionA treatise for the identification of coccidia and their treatment as neededWritten in a style that can be understood by most educated lay persons and laboratory workersWritten by the first ranked author team among the world-class parasitologists who study coccidiaCombined in one single source, this book follows the gold standards in coccidian biology and identificationBrings all that information together in one volume and solves the problems faced by researchers, veterinarians, students and others in trying to find and navigate through this scattered literature
Now in full color, the second edition of this book illustrates management practices and technical procedures with numerous figures and tables. It includes updated tables on anesthetic agents, methods of euthanasia, recommended needle sizes, injection sites, approximate values for injection, and sedative and immobilization agents. Plastic comb-bound for convenient and frequent use, this guide also provides sources and suppliers of additional information on rabbits, feed, and sanitation supplies.
• The standard reference on the pathogenesis and cardinal diagnostic features of diseases of mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and rabbits
• Expanded coverage of rabbit disease, normal anatomic features, and biology
• Over 450 color photographs illustrating gross and microscopic pathology
• Companion website offering images from the text in PowerPoint