Giardia : The Cosmopolitan Parasite

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This book covers all aspects of research into Giardia as an organism and giardiasis the disease. Based on papers presented at the 2000 'Giardia in the Rockies conference, held in Alberta, Canada, it contains contributions from leading international experts. Includes chapters on: biochemistry, biology, detection and diagnosishost-parasite relationships, zoonotic transmission and epidemiology therapeutics and new drug targets water treatment, legislation and policy, Giardia in companion animals, in farm animals, and as a public health problem.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 24.64mm | 825.54g
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, 1 map, ports.
  • 0851996124
  • 9780851996127

Table of contents

Part I: Biology of Giardia
1: Investigation into the life cycle of Giardia: Studies using videomicroscopy and field emission SEM, S Erlandsen, S Weissner and C Ottenwaelter
2: Giardia cyst wall filaments and N-Acetylgalactosamine synthesis during encystment, E L Jarroll, P T Macechko, P A Steimle et al
3: Oxygen homeodynamics in Giardia, D Lloyd, J C Harris, G A Biagini et al
4: Prevalence and infection pattern of naturally acquired giardiasis in beef calves and their dams from birth to weaning, B J Ralston, T A McAllister and M E Olson
Part II: Giardiasis is a Zoonosis
5: Towards a better understanding of host specificity and the transmission of Giardia: The impact of molecular epidemiology R C A Thompson
6: A preliminary estimate of the prevalence of Giardia sp. in beavers in Gatineau Park, Quebec, using flow cytometry, B R Dixon, J Bussey, L Parrington et al
7: A survey of prevalence of Giardia in dogs presented to Canadian veterinary practices, S R Jacobs, C P R Forrester and J Yang
8: Prevalence of Giardia in companion animal populations in the United States, A Zislin, M Goldstein and D Hustead
9: Prevalence of Giardia spp. in dogs in Germany, D Barutzki
10: Giardia in farm animals, R M O'Handley
Part III: Transmission and Pathogenesis of Giardiasis
11: Giardiasis: Pathophysiology and pathogenesis, A G Buret, K G-E Scott and A C Chin
12: The role of public health agencies in preventing Giardia outbreaks, N Fok, L Honish, I Zazulak et al
13: Epidemiologic risk analysis study of Giardia sp. in domestic and wild animals, S E Wade, H O Mohammed, P E Ziegler et al
14: Giardia immunoprophylaxis and immunotherapy, M E Olson, H Ceri and D W Morck
Part IV: Treating Giardiasis: Pharmacology
15: Therapeutics and new drug targets for Giardiasis - 2001, J A Reynoldson
16: Efficacy of Pyrantel embonate, Febantel and Praziquantel against Giardia spp. in naturally infected dogs, D Barutzki, A Schimmel and R Schaper
17: Evaluation of the therapeutic efficacy of Pyrantel embonate, Febantel and Praziquantel against Giardia spp. in naturally infected adult dogs, A Giangaspero, G Traldi and P Bianciardi
18: Allium sativum (Garlic) and some of its components are effective antigiardials in vitro, J C Harris, S Plummer, M P Turner et al
19: Efficacy of Febantel and Pyrantel embonate (Drontal(puppy)) on Giardia infections of dogs and mice: A therapeutic and cytologic study, A Schlusche, M Grewing, H Mehlhornet al
20: Effects of Febantel and Pyrantel embonate (Drontal(puppy)) on in vitro cultivated Giardia trophozoites, A Schlusche, H Mehlhorn, A Schimmel et al
Part V: Drinking Water Treatment and Legal Implications
21: Update on the control of Giardia in water supplies, W Jakubowski and G F Craun
22: Rethinking disinfection of Giardia cysts with ultraviolet light: old light through a new window, P M Wallis and A T Campbell
23: Effect of ultraviolet light on Giardia muris cysts in drinking water determined by loss of infectivity in mice, S A Craik, N N Neumann, D W Smith et al
24: Occurrence of Giardia cysts and Cryptosporidium oocysts in surface and treated waste waters of the Moscow region, Russia, V E Larin and G P Kashkarova
25: Legislation and policy: Giardia and Cryptosporidium as "Litogens", D W Eryou
Part VI: Taxonomy of Giardia
26: An overview of Giardia taxonomy, A historical perspective, H van Keulen
27: Characterisation of a novel genotype of Giardia from a Quenda (Isoodon obesulus) from Western Australia, P J Adams, and R C A Thompson
28: Phylogenetic relationships between human and calf isolates of Giardia intestinalis, C L Hunt, P A McLenachan, E A Keys et al
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