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Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals, and Humans

J. P. Dubey



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CRC Press
02 December 2019
Veterinary medicine: large animals (domestic & farm); Veterinary bacteriology, virology, parasitology
Coccidiosis is one of the most important diseases of livestock, particularly poultry, with billions of dollars spent on prevention worldwide. The disease is so important and pervasive that until recently, all poultry feed was medicated with coccidiostats, mainly antibiotics. With the rapid development of drug resistance, the search is on for alternative methods of control of coccidiosis in poultry. With chapters authored by internationally renowned scientists, this book covers coccidiosis in all major livestock species, including cattle, sheep, and goats. Special emphasis is given to poultry coccidiosis given the significant economic impact, and another chapter looks at intestinal coccidiosis in humans, including Cyclospora. Chapters discuss techniques, molecular biology, host-pathogen immunobiology and immunoprophylaxis, genetics and genomics, biology, and chemotherapy.

Despite an explosion of research in the last 40 years, there has been no new book published discussing conventional coccidiosis for more than 25 years. This comprehensive review therefore answers an urgent need for a book dealing exclusively with conventional coccidia (Cystoisospora, Cyclospora). It provides concise, authoritative, up-to-date information on coccidiosis, with particular attention given to research in the last 28 years.

This book is essential reading for any practitioner or researcher involved in livestock production, including biologists, veterinarians, parasitologists, and researchers from government, academia, and industry.
Edited by:   J. P. Dubey
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9780367265922
ISBN 10:   0367265923
Pages:   380
Publication Date:   02 December 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

J. P. Dubey, M V Sc, PhD, Dsc was born in India. He earned his veterinary degree in 1960, and Master in Veterinary Parasitology in 1963, from India. He earned a PhD in medical microbiology in 1966 from the University of Sheffield, England. Dr. Dubey received post doctoral training from 1968-1973 with Dr. J.K. Frenkel, Department of Pathology and Oncology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. From 1973 to 1978, he was Associate Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, Department of Pathobiology, Ohio State University, Columbus and Professor of veterinary parasitology, Department of Veterinary Science, Montana State University, Bozeman, from 1978 to 1982. He is presently a Senior Scientist, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Institute, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland.

Reviews for Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals, and Humans

Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals and Humans is a long needed update and review for this group of clinically important protozoan parasites that infect a wide variety of hosts. It's been 25 years since the coccidia were thoroughly reviewed with updated information so it's timely and needed. The group of internationally recognized authors and subject matter experts have updated important aspects about Coccidiosis including detailed chapters on their biology, phylogeny, immunity, vaccination, modern molecular biology techniques, anticoccidial drugs, and new information on the coccidia of cattle. Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals and Humans will be a must have comprehensive resource for a wide range of global scientific disciplines for upper level undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers that include veterinary parasitologists, veterinarians, physicians, clinicians, and animal and poultry scientists. - Daniel E. Snyder DVM, Ph.D. Dipl. ACVM, October 2019

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