Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals and Humans: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Coccidiosis in Livestock, Poultry, Companion Animals and Humans

1st Edition

Edited by Jitender P. Dubey

CRC Press

400 pages | 46 Color Illus. | 30 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367265922
pub: 2019-12-19
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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, while 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 (Eimeria and Isospora). It provides concise, authoritative, up to date information on coccidiosis, with particular attention 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.

Table of Contents

The Biology of intestinal occidians. Phylogeny of Coccidian Parasites. Host Immunity in Coccidiosis. Vaccination. Genomics, Transcriptomics, and Proteomics of the Eimeria Species. Anticoccidial Drugs of the Livestock and Poultry Industries. Coccidiosis in Cattle. Coccidiosis in Buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis). Coccidiosis in Sheep. Coccidiosis in Goats. Coccidiosis in Swine. Coccidiosis in Old World Camels. Coccidiosis in South American Camelids. Coccidiosis in Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Coccidiosis in Chickens (Gallus gallus). Coccidiosis in Poultry in China. Coccidiosis in Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo). Coccidiosis in Ducks. Coccidiosis in Horses and other Equids. Coccidiosis in Dogs (Canis familiaris). Coccidiosis in Cats (Felis catus). Coccidiosis in Human

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General