Parasites and Pets
A Veterinary Nursing Guide
This book is designed specifically for veterinary nurses and veterinary nursing students, and adopts an inquiry-based approach to assist veterinary nurses in gaining the essential knowledge and practical understanding necessary to excel in supporting veterinary surgeons to achieve an optimal management of parasitic diseases of dogs and cats.
Supported by figures and ending with learning outcomes, each chapter includes a number of questions and answers about a major group of parasites. Readers can also identify their own abilities and areas for development by completing the end-of-chapter self-assessment questions, answers to which can be found at the back of the book. The questions are designed to encourage veterinary nurses to question their practice, rationales, and the evidence base of the parasitology care delivery they provide to the patients. By completing all chapters and associated exercises within this book, the readers will gain the essential parasitology knowledge and professional skills needed for parasitology practice.
1: Introduction to Parasitology
2: Parasites of the Gastrointestinal System
3: Parasites of the Respiratory System
4: Parasites of the Cardiovascular System
5: Parasites of the Skin and Muscles
6: Parasites of the Eye and Nervous System
7: Parasites of the Urogenital System
8: Key Skills for the Veterinary Nurse in Diagnostic Parasitology
9: Parasite Control Clinics
10: Parasite Control and Pet Travel