CTA publishes a manual on tropical veterinary parasitology
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CTA. 1990. CTA publishes a manual on tropical veterinary parasitology. Spore 25. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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'Manual of Tropical Veterinary Parasitology' 473 pp Available from: CTA or CAB International Wallingford - Oxon OX10 8DE - UK
An English-language version of a three-volume book on tropical veterinary parasitology, has just been jointly published by CTA and CAB International. The French original was first published by the Institut d'Elevage et de Medecine Veterinaire des Pays Tropicaux (IEMVT). The 'Manual of Tropical Veterinary Parasitology' has been translated from the French by Mira Shah-Fisher and Dr R. Ralph Say. The first of the three volumes is entitled 'Helminths of Livestock and Poultry in Tropical Africa'. It is written by P.M. Troncy and deals with all the parasitic infections of importance in Africa. It also covers coccidiosis, as well as all the diseases transmitted by ticks (including babesiosis and theileriosis). There is a full account of the morphology, identification and biology of ticks found in western and central Africa Volume II, 'African Animal Trypanosomes' by J. Itard, deals with trypanosomes as well as the parasitic disorders in mammals caused by protozoa belonging to the genus Trypanosoma. These parasites multiply in the bloodstream, lymphatic vessels and tissues including the cardiac muscle and central nervous systems. In Africa they are transmitted by various haematophagous insects, mainly Glossina spp., commonly known as tsetse flies, which occur exclusively in Africa over an area of approximately 10 million sq km, extending from 15 north to 20 south of the Equator. The tsetse flies play a primary role in the epidemiology of these economically and socially important diseases. Part lIl, written by P.C. Morel, covers tick-borne diseases of domestic herbivores in tropical Africa. Since most of the diseases also occur in Mediterranean Africa, the study was extended to cover this region - for a continent-wide review. However, as regards tick identification, only those species that currently infest livestock in west, central and north-west Africa are discussed. 'A Manual of Tropical Veterinary Parasitology' is a comprehensive study and includes detailed indexes and bibliographic references for each section. It is well illustrated by line drawings, diagrams, black and white pictures and colour plates. This 473-page book will provide an excellent reference for all students of the subject. Available from: CTA or CAB International Wallingford - Oxon OX10 8DE - UK