Epidemiology in small animal parasitology

Epidemiology in small animal parasitology

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This book provides an understanding of climate change and other contributing factors in the emergence/reemergence of parasitic diseases in companion animals. It describes the known changes in the epidemiology of key parasite infections and highlights zoonotic threats, and is therefore a valuable resource for veterinary practitioners to manage risks and keep abreast of emerging/reemerging parasitic diseases of pets.

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This book provides an understanding of climate change and other contributing factors in the emergence/reemergence of parasitic diseases in companion animals. It describes the known changes in the epidemiology of key parasite infections and highlights zoonotic threats, and is therefore a valuable resource for veterinary practitioners to manage risks and keep abreast of emerging/reemerging parasitic diseases of pets.

Authors:

PETER HOLDSWORTH

Independent consultant. PhD in veterinary parasitology from the University of Queensland (Australia). Former president of the Australian Society for Parasitology (2008-2009) and the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) (2011–2015).

MAGGIE FISHER

Graduate of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College. Former lecturer in veterinary parasitology at the RVC and Nottingham University. Professional director, business owner and consultant within the global veterinary parasitology arena.

Key Features:

➜ Written by renowned specialists in parasitology.

➜ Provides many examples of the influence played by climate change and other factors in the

epidemiology of small animal parasite infections.

➜ Highlights zoonotic threats.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction

2. Epidemiology: an overview of its

influencers and its investigation

Quality of data

Disease occurrence and determinants

Transmission and maintenance of infection

Climate change and disease ecology

Risk and its prediction and mitigation

Monitoring the effect of change and treatment

Effect of treatment and prevention on the

establishment of infection and disease

3. climate change: predictions and known

effects on parasite populations

Predictions

Ectoparasites

Gastrointestinal nematodes

Vector-borne parasites

Known climate-related changes in parasite

populations

Ticks

Vector-borne infections

4. Impact of animal movement

and climate change

Leishmaniosis

Spread in Europe

Spread in the USA

International spread with transport of military dogs

Echinococcus multilocularis spread in Europe

since rabies elimination

Lyme borreliosis and the impact of Siberian

chipmunk introduction into Europe

Baylisascaris in Germany and the impact of

Raccoon introduction

5. Impact of social, political and economic

upheaval on the epidemiology of

parasitic diseases

Central Asian countries and the Soviet Union

collapse

Syrian military and civil conflict

Greek financial crisis

6. Impacts of landscape, human

dwellings and goods movement

on parasite epidemiology

Parasites in the interaction between wildlife, pets

and humans in urban and suburban areas

Influence of landscape on tick populations and

Borrelia burgdoferi sensu lato prevalence

Walls and gardens providing sandfly habitats

Asian tiger mosquito EU incursion caused by

goods movement

7. Government and nonprofit

programmes to tackle animal

movement and parasite spread

Quarantine approaches

EU Pet Travel Scheme

Exportation initiatives to deal with stray pets

Legislative control of alien species

The role of nonprofit organisations

8. Future approaches for

monitoring and control

Establishing and managing priorities

Surveillance and monitoring: information gathering

Establishing priorities

Risk assessment and management

Research

Managing prioritised risks

Dissemination of information and education

Prevention and control

9. Considerations for veterinarians

Training

Prevention of exotic infections

Education of pet owners

Response to presentation of exotic infections

Identification

Availability of treatments

Prevention of spread of the infection

Strategic planning

Influencing public policy

10. Political/legal and societal measures

for monitoring and control

Being informed: Dissemination of information and

education

Communication

Evaluating priorities and risk management

Governmental controls

Dog and cat population control

Health governance

Movement of parasites or vectors with movement of

animals or goods

Disaster preparedness

Pet owners’ responsibilities in preventing and

controlling parasitic infections in their pets

Management of canine and feline faeces

Concluding remarks

References

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This book provides an understanding of climate change and other contributing factors in the emergence/reemergence of parasitic diseases in companion animals. It describes the known changes in the epidemiology of key parasite infections and highlights zoonotic threats, and is therefore a valuable resource for veterinary practitioners to manage risks and keep abreast of emerging/reemerging parasitic diseases of pets.

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