Epidemiology in Small Animal Parasitology. Climate Change and Social, Economic and Political Factors
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Epidemiology in Small Animal Parasitology. Climate Change and Social, Economic and Political Factors

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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 animal. 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.

Peter Holdsworth

Peter Holdsworth is an independent consultant to the global animal health industry. He holds a PhD in veterinary parasitology from the University of Queensland (Australia) and has published over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers, reports, books and book chapters. Peter is a fellow of the British Royal Society of Biology and of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Peter was president of the Australian Society for Parasitology (2008-2009) and the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) (2011–2015) as well as a board member of the International Federation for Animal Health (2005–2013). He was also a member of the VICH (Veterinary International Conference on Harmonization) Steering Committee and of their veterinary anthelmintic testing guidelines working group (1998–2013). He was a member of the Australian delegation to the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (1998–2013) and of the Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance, where his work focused on establishing risk management procedures for dealing with antimicrobial resistance in relation to the use of veterinary antimicrobials (2005–2008).

Maggie Fisher

Maggie Fisher is a graduate of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC, London, United Kingdom). She also holds a BVetMed from the University of London, is a diplomate of the European Veterinary Parasitology College and fellow of the British Royal Society of Biology. She has lectured in veterinary parasitology at the RVC and Nottingham University and in equine science at Hartpury College. Maggie is now a professional director, business owner and consultant within the global veterinary parasitology arena.

Maggie was an instigator (2006) and inaugural director of the European Scientific Council Companion Animal Parasites (2008–2014). She is at present an executive committee member of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) along with the chair of the WAAVP guideline sub-committee. She is member of the Association of Veterinary Consultants and now owns and directs the hands-on operation of three United Kingdom registered businesses: Shernacre Enterprise Limited (SEL), a platform to deliver independent consultancy and clinical research in veterinary parasitology; Ridgeway Research Limited (RRL), a contract research organisation; and Veterinary Research Limited (VRM), a specialist veterinary research management company.

1. Introduction

2. Epidemiology and an overview of its influencers

Quality of date

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 actual effects on parasite populations

Methods of prediction

Vector-borne parasites



4. Impacts of animal movement and climate change

Leishmaniosis and its spread in southern Europe

Tick life cycle through Siberian chipmunks in France

Echinococcus multilocularis spread in Europe since rabies elimination

Baylisascaris in raccoons in Germany

Leishmania in dogs in the United States

5. Social, political and economic upheaval

Central Asian countries and the Soviet Union collapse

Syrian military and civil conflict

Greek financial crisis

6. Urban sprawl and implications on peri-urban areas

Animal road kill epidemiology

Land conservation corridors

Wildlife infiltration

7. Governmental programmes to tackle animal movement

Quarantine approaches

UK pet passport scheme

EU pet movement scheme

8. Pet owners and public attitudes

Societal attitude to therapeutics – political, economic and individual choices

9. Implications of human and good movements

Tiger mosquito incursion in the EU

10. Implications for veterinarians



Strategic planning

Obtaining treatments

Education of pet owners

Influencing public strategy

  • Autor/es Maggie Fisher, Peter Holdsworth
  • Fecha de edición enero 2020
  • Nº Páginas 112
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 17 X 24
  • Idioma Inglés

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