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Essentials of Veterinary Parasitology

Essentials of Veterinary Parasitology

Amazon Customer Reviews:

"Great book. This book is perfect for my parasitology class. The text is clear and easily readable and the diagrams do a great job of explaining the lifecycles of the parasites" read more ...
By Maggie on 19 April 2014

"Just what I needed. Easy to read and understand as parasitology is a tricky subject! It's got every disease associated with parasites for animals in there, but also diagnostics, treatment and about resistance"
By laura on 3 Jan 2014

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Other Reviews:

"There has long been a need for a concise parasitology textbook covering essential and emerging topics of clinical importance. This book fulfils this requirement and is an excellent up to date resource for researchers, veterinarians and students. The topics are clearly and precisely presented in an easy to read format. There are six sections and each is accompanied by very good pictorial presentations of life cycles and photographs of the major parasites to assist with diagnosis ... This is an excellent, accurate and up to date parasitological textbook that is easy to read and not cluttered with unnecessary data. It is an essential tool for students, parasitologists and veterinarians." from Tricia Veale writing in Aus. Vet. J. (2011) 89: 443

"an original review of the main general parasitological issues ... The mechanisms of parasite establishment in the host at cellular and population levels are admirably summarized according to the many factors involved, depending on host, parasite and environment. In addition, the basics of host immune defences are nicely reviewed" from Domenico Otranto (University of Bari, Italy) writing in Parasites and Vectors (2011) 4: 67

"an up-to-date resource for students and practicing veterinarians for recognizing, diagnosing and treating parasitic diseases in livestock and pet animals. Featuring full-colour illustrations and a user friendly layout ... This excellent volume will be of a great value to veterinary students, practicing veterinarians and all researchers in the field of parasitology, including practising parasitologists, immunologists, and physicians, and also for beginners in all of these fields ... an indispensable acquisition for every library of institutes where studies of veterinary medicine and related sciences are carried out ... will be in demand for many, many years" from Zdzislaw Swiderski (Polish Academy of Sciences and Medical University of Warsaw, Poland) writing in Acta Partasitologica (2011) 56(3).

"This book covers the wide array of veterinary parasitic infections with clarity and serves as an easy reference for basic information ... This book accomplishes just what the authors set out to do. It covers a multitude of parasitic diseases in brief detail and engages readers by describing clinical signs and their relevance. It is not designed to completely review all permutations of life cycle or to identify all the intracellular interactions that occur during parasitic infestation. I found that I that the more I read, the more I appreciated the book." from Dennis D. French (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, USA) writing in Doodys

"The text is easy to read, uses straight forward language but standard terminology, and the figures use cheerful colors and complement the text well. I liked the liberal use of micrographs of parasites. I think the book would be suitable as an introductory text for Veterinary students or college students. It is helpful to have ectoparasites, worms and protozoa covered in a single text at a level of detail that could reasonably be covered in a one-semester course. The focus on diagnosis and treatment is appropriate and the authors have avoided extensive discussion of disease pathology and host control mechanisms which simplifies the text. It is certainly useful that veterinarians are educated in this field both to safeguard patients and to help protect pet owners and agricultural workers from zoonotic disease. In this context the text would also be useful to medical students." from Samuel J. Black (Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA) writing in Curr. Issues Mol. Biol.

"It is up-to-date ... written in an easy readable style and well illustrated. The authors have deliberately chosen to deal with the major parasitic diseases, leaving the less common ones ... the book is particularly suitable for students and veterinary practitioners. For parasitologists working in research, this book could be a handy quick reference ... for students in veterinary medicine, for veterinary practitioners and for persons interested in basic knowledge on veterinary parasitology in general... it is worth buying." from Fred Borgsteede (Lelystad, The Netherlands) writing in Veterinary Parasitology (2011) 182: 384

"a nice instructional resource for both veterinary students and veterinary technology students ... informative and educational ... excellent pictures and diagrams ... great visuals and explanations of diseases ... very comprehensive, easy to read and follow ... Students will love this book." from Marisa Rhyne, BAS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) writing in Veterinary Information Network

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Ebola and Marburg Viruses: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Ebola and Marburg Viruses: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Publisher: Horizon Bioscience
Editor: Hans-Dieter Klenk and Heinz Feldmann
ISBN: 978-1-904933-49-6 (ebook) ebook

Ebola and Marburg viruses cause severe haemorrhagic fevers. Much research has been performed in recent years on the molecular and genetic properties of these viruses and in particular has focused on molecular structure, replication and virus-host interactions. This book presents a comprehensive review of research on these highly virulent viruses. Topics covered include the genomics and molecular biology of filoviruses, pathogenesis, replication, epidemiology, pathogenicity, approaches to vaccine development, virus-host interactions and the immune response read more ...

Ebola book

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Soil Microbiology Conference

September 01 - 02, 2014   Soil Microbiology
Loughborough, UK   Further information
Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Soil Microbiology. The first in the 2014 series of Focused Meetings is titled 'Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Soil Microbiology'. The Meeting will be held at Loughborough University, UK.

October Conferences Microbiology and Molecular Biology

October 01 - 03, 2014   III International Conference on Antimicrobial Research - ICAR2014
Madrid, Spain   Further information
ICAR2014 will be a forum to communicate current research priorities and progress, and to identify new approaches and research opportunities in antimicrobial research.
October 02 - 03, 2014   Infection Management in the Elderly: A Wide Room for Improvement
Annecy, France   Further information
ESCMID courses and workshops.
October 05 - 08, 2014   4th Joint Conference of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) and the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) 2014
Dresden, Germany   Further information
The scientific program will bring together experts from the fields of basic science in microbiology, environmental microbiology, technical microbiology, medical sciences and diagnostics and many more.
October 05 - 08, 2014   The Complex Life of mRNA
Heidelberg, Germany   Further information
EMBL Symposium. The Complex Life of mRNA.
Suggested reading:     Applied RNAi   RNA Editing
October 06 - 08, 2014   Advanced Antimicrobial Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Modelling and Simulation
Liverpool, UK   Further information
ESCMID courses and workshops.
Suggested reading:     Phage Therapy
October 06 - 08, 2014   Human RNA Viruses
Istanbul, Turkey   Further information
EMBO Workshop. Human RNA Viruses.
Suggested reading:     Cytomegaloviruses   Rhabdoviruses   Virology books
October 07 - 10, 2014   Non-coding RNAs in Genome Expression, Maintenance and Stability
Cargese, Corsica, France   Further information
EMBO Workshop. Non-coding RNAs in Genome Expression, Maintenance and Stability.
Suggested reading:     Applied RNAi   RNA Editing
October 07 - 10, 2014   The Patient and Laboratory Medicine
Liverpool, UK   Further information
Third joint conference of the Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) and the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM), hosted by The Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, and incorporating Focus 2014.
October 08 - 12, 2014   17th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes
Aydin, Turkey   Further information
International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes hosted by the Turkish Actinomycete Group.
October 12 - 15, 2014   Decoding Non-coding RNAs in Development and Cancer
Capri, Italy   Further information
2014 FEBS Advanced Course.
Suggested reading:     Applied RNAi   RNA Editing
October 12 - 15, 2014   Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology using Yeast and other Model Systems
Heidelberg, Germany   Further information
EMBO Conference. Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology using Yeast and other Model Systems.
Suggested reading:     Medical Mycology books
October 12 - 15, 2014   Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology using Yeast and other Model Systems
Heidelberg, Germany   Further information
EMBO Conference Series. Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology using Yeast.
October 12 - 18, 2014   Non-coding RNA in Infection
Wurzburg, Germany   Further information
EMBO Practical Course. Non-coding RNA in Infection.
Suggested reading:     Applied RNAi   RNA Editing   Virology books
October 16 - 17, 2014   Mobility and Infection: Diagnosis and Management
Dubrovnik, Croatia   Further information
ESCMID courses and workshops.
Suggested reading:     Molecular Diagnostics
October 18 - 21, 2014   5th ASM Conference on Cell-Cell Communication in Bacteria
San Antonio, TX, USA   Further information
ASM Conference on Cell-Cell Communication in Bacteria
October 19 - 21, 2014   Regulatory RNAs
Berkeley, USA   Further information
Cell Symposia
Suggested reading:     Applied RNAi   RNA Editing
October 20 - 25, 2014   Analysis of High-throughput Sequencing Data
Hinxton, Cambridge, UK   Further information
EMBO Practical Course. Analysis of High-throughput Sequencing Data
October 20 - 26, 2014   High Throughput Microscopy for Systems Biology
Heidelberg, Germany   Further information
EMBO Practical Course. High Throughput Microscopy for Systems Biology.
Suggested reading:     Systems Microbiology   Microbiology Books
October 22 - 24, 2014   ESCMID Conference on Reviving Old Antibiotics
Vienna, Austria   Further information
ESCMID Conference.
Suggested reading:     Phage Therapy
October 23 - 25, 2014   EMBL PhD Symposium
Heidelberg, Germany   Further information
The 16th EMBL PhD Symposium.
Suggested reading:     Molecular Biology books
October 26 - 28, 2014   8th Vaccine and ISV Congress
Philadelphia, USA   Further information
Cell Symposia
Suggested reading:     Microbiology Books
October 26 - 29, 2014   2nd Transnational Workshop on Genomics and Transcriptomics in Geobiotechnology and White Biotechnology
Freiberg, Germany   Further information
Geobiotechnology and White Biotechnology conference, workshop.
October 27 - November 7, 2014   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bench to Bedside Approaches
Cuiaba-Pocone, Brazil   Further information
EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bench to Bedside Approaches
Suggested reading:     Molecular Diagnostics   Phage Therapy
October 29 - 30, 2014   Clinical Applications of Mass Spectrometry
Barcelona, Spain   Further information
Focus at this meeting will be given to both traditional and emerging uses of MS in the clinic. Hot topics to be covered include developments of MS in applications ranging from vitamin D detection to newborn blood spot analysis.
October 29 - 30, 2014   Food Analysis Congress
Barcelona, Spain   Further information
The latest developments in food analysis technologies, in response to the increasing demand for rapid and efficient food safety and quality testing.
Suggested reading:     Real-Time PCR in Food Science
October 29 - 31, 2014   Acute Infectious Encephalitis: Challenges in Clinical and Biological Diagnosis
Grenoble, France   Further information
ESCMID courses and workshops.
Suggested reading:     Molecular Diagnostics
October 30 - November 2, 2014   3rd ASM Conference on Viral Manipulation of Nuclear Processes
Washington, DC, USA   Further information
ASM Conference on Viral Manipulation of Nuclear Processes
Suggested reading:     Virology books

Ebola virus

An ebook version of Ebola and Marburg Viruses (Eds: Hans-Dieter Klenk and Heinz Feldmann) is now available for instant download

Ebola and Marburg Viruses: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Editor: Hans-Dieter Klenk and Heinz Feldmann (Institute for Virology, Marburg and Canadian Science Centre, Winnipeg)
Publication date: January 2004
Ebook: Only GBP 9.99
Pages: x + 370

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Ebola and Marburg viruses cause severe haemorrhagic fevers. Much research has been performed in recent years on the molecular and genetic properties of these viruses and in particular has focused on molecular structure, replication and virus-host interactions. This book presents a comprehensive review of the research on these highly virulent viruses. Topics covered include the genomics and molecular biology of filoviruses, pathogenesis, replication, epidemiology, pathogenicity, approaches to vaccine development, virus-host interactions and the immune response.

Reviews:

"This book presents a comprehensive review of curent research on Ebola and Marburg viruses .... Researchers and students alike will find this book very useful." from CAB Abstracts.

"This book is expensive, but of outstanding value. It is highly recommended to all virologists and infectious disease physicians as well as to molecular biologists, immunologists and interested vaccinologists." from Microbiology Today (2004) 31: 103.

"Programs in infectious disease, international health and veterinary and zoonotic diseases will want to have this book in their collections. It is recommended for all biology and biomedical science library collections." from E-Streams (2004) 7(8). Reviewed by: Kristine M. Alpi, Lecturer in Public Health, Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

"Presents an extensive review of historical and current research on Ebola and Marburg viruses ... recommended for academic and special libraries" from E-Streams (2004) 7(12). Reviewed by: Beth Thomsett-Scott, Science librarian, University of North Texas Science and Technology Library.

"This is an excellent reference for anyone doing research with these viruses as well as for educators in virology." from Doody's Book Reviews. Reviewed by: Richard J. Baltaro, MD, PhD (Creighton University School of Medicine).

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