The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Turtles of the World

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The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Turtles of the World Authors: , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc Language: English ISBN: 9780128013670 Categories: , ,

The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Turtles of the World is an invaluable resource for researchers in protozoology, coccidia, and parasitology, veterinary sciences, animal sciences, zoology, and biology. This first-of-its-kind work offers a taxonomic guide to apicomplexan parasites of turtles that enables easy parasite identification, with a summary of virtually everything known about the biology of each known parasite species. It is an important documentation of this specific area, useful to a broad base of readers, including researchers in biology, parasitology, animal husbandry, diseases of wild and domestic animals, veterinary medicine, and faculty members in universities with graduate programs in these areas. There are about 330 turtle species on Earth; many are endangered, a growing number of species are kept as pets, and some are still used as food by humans. Turtles, like other vertebrate animals have many different kinds of parasites (viruses, bacteria, protozoa, worms, arthropods, and others). Coccidiosis in turtles has prevented large-scale turtle breeding, and represents a serious problem in need of control. This succinct and highly focused book will aid in that effort.

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"...a much-needed resource in the field of parasitology and turtle pathology...a welcome addition to the available literature and provides easy access to descriptions of the various coccidia that infect turtles." --JAVMA