External Parasites of Small Ruminants

A Practical Guide to their Prevention and Control

Hardback
March 2012
9781845936648
More details
  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    13th March 2012
  • ISBN 9781845936648
  • Language English
  • Pages 256 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images 67 illus
$143.15

Sheep and goats are farmed throughout the world for meat, fiber, milk and leather. These small ruminants are very susceptible to external parasites, which has significant implications for their health and welfare as well as the quality and value of the end products for which they are farmed. This book gives practical guidance on preventing and controlling ectoparasites that contribute to disease and infection in sheep and goats, discussing types of parasites, the diseases they cause and what methods of control are available, as well as wider implications such as animal welfare and environmental impacts.

"External Parasites of Small Ruminants: A Practical Guide to their Prevention and Control offers a guide to preventing and controlling ectoparasites that contribute to diseases in sheep and goats, and is a pick for goat and sheep herders, farmers, and veterinary collections alike. It provides chapters focusing on the main problems and how to control them, including economic and animal welfare issues as well as an assessment of environmental impacts. Large animal vets will find this packed with detailed information, black and white illustrations, and much more. External Parasites of Small Ruminants offers a wide-ranging set of insights recommended for farming and veterinary holdings alike."

- California Bookwatch

1. Introduction
2. Mites (Acari)
3. Ticks (Ixodida)
4. Lice (Phthiraptera)
5. Flies (Diptera)
6. Fleas (Siphonaptera)
7. Diagnosis
8. Prevention
9. Chemical Control
10. Alternative Control Methods
11. Economic Damage

Peter Bates

Peter Bates was with the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, UK.