Honeybees are an essential part of farming and the wider ecosystem. Since the middle of the 1990s bee populations around the world have suffered dramatic decline through diseases, intoxication, and unknown causes. Veterinarians have had little training in bee health but as the situation continues, qualified animal health professionals and, in particular, veterinarians are being required to become involved as new dangers threaten honeybee health everywhere because of global apiculture, trade and exchanges of honeybees, products of the hive and beekeeping material such as Aethina tumida (the small hive beetle - a beekeeping pest) introduced in Italy in 2014 or the mite Tropilaelaps spp (parasitic mites of honeybees). This book will provide an overview of bee biology, the bee in the wider environment, intoxication, bee diseases, bee parasites (with a large part dedicated to the mite Varroa destructor) pests enemies, and veterinary treatment and actions relating to honeybee health. The book will also cover current topics such as climate change, crop pollination, use of phytosanitary products, antibiotic resistance, and Colony Collapse Disorder. While aimed at veterinary practitioners, students and veterinarians involved in apiculture and bee health (officials, researchers, laboratory veterinarians, biologists...), the book can also be beneficial to beekeepers, beekeeping stakeholders, animal health and environmental organisations.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
<p>Long established as a bestselling parasitology book for veterinary practitioners and veterinary students, the previous edition lead by Urquhart was praised as '...probably the best available veterinary parasitology text for the practitioner' (Clinical Insight).</p> <p>This third edition of <em>Veterinary Parasitology</em> is a major update which builds on the spirit of earlier editions. New authors with a wealth of experience of teaching and researching the subject have thoroughly revised and restructured the book to reflect modern teaching practice and the most up-to-date coverage of advances in this area.</p> <p>*Arranged by host species and organ systems within the host, with extensive cross-referencing to enable ease of access to information on particular parasites.</p> <p>*The core focus is on parasites of livestock and companion animals, but new sections also cover parasites of poultry and gamebirds, laboratory animals, exotic pets and 'farmed' species.</p> <p>*Expanded sections on protozoa and ectoparasites, as well as coverage of a larger selection of parasites of veterinary significance around the world.</p> <p>*The majority of parasitic diseases are now covered in detail using a standardised format for each parasite to allow easy referencing and identification and for comparison between species within a genus.</p> <p>Suitable for veterinary students, as well as researchers of veterinary parasitology, veterinarians in practice and in government service and others who are involved in aspects of parasitic disease.</p> <p>About the authors:</p> <p>Professor Mike Taylor is head of Veterinary Surveillance at the Central Science Laboratory York, UK. He is also a visiting Professor of Parasitology at the Royal Veterinary College, London and at the University of Wales, Bangor, an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh, as well as a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Parasitology, and Editor-in-Chief of Veterinary Parasitology.</p> <p>Dr Bob Coop was formerly Head of the Division of Parasitology at the Moredun Research Institute, Scotland, and is now Honorary Fellow of the Moredun Foundation. He has over 35 years' experience of research in veterinary parasitology.</p> <p>Richard Wall is Professor of Zoology at the University of Bristol, UK, where he teaches and heads an internationally recognized research group working on the ecology, behaviour and control of arthropod parasites and vectors. He has served as veterinary editor of the journal Medical & Veterinary Entomology and President of the British Association for Veterinary Parasitolgy; he is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.</p>
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