The Common Liver Fluke - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080104829, 9781483155296

The Common Liver Fluke

1st Edition

Fasciola Bepatica L.

Authors: E. M. Pantelouris
Editors: G. A. Kerkut
eBook ISBN: 9781483155296
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 270
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Description

The Common Liver Fluke: Fasciola hepatica L. emphasizes the biological, physiological, pathological, and ecology and control of the common liver fluke. The book provides a thorough review of the life of the animal, from its bodily structure to where it thrives. Since this animal can also cause disease, both in livestock and humans, a detailed discussion on its control are also provided.

Table of Contents


Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I Biology of the Liver Fluke

1. Life Cycle and Systematics

2. Hosts of the Liver Fluke

3. Environmental Influences on the Life Cycle

4. Discharge of Eggs from the Mammalian Host

Part II Structure and Physiology

5. Morphology and Physiology of Larval Stages

6. Tegument and Muscle Layers

7. Feeding and Gut

8. Excretory System

9. Cell Types in the Parenchyma. Nervous System

10. Reproductive System

11. Metabolic Studies

Part III Pathology, Chemotherapy and Immunology

12. Invasion of the Mammalian Host

13. Fascioliasis and Bacterial Infections

14. Maintenance In Vitro and Pharmacological Tests

15. Anthelminthics used against the Liver Fluke

16. Immunological Response of the Host

17. Diagnostic Tests

18. Human Fascioliasis

Part IV Ecology and Control

19. Biology of the Snail Host

20. Molluscicides

21. The Control of Fascioliasis

Conclusion

Appendix I: The Handling of Liver Fluke Material

Appendix II: Preparation and Fractionation of Liver Fluke Antigens

References

Author Index

Subject Index

Other Titles in the Zoology Division

Details

No. of pages:
270
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1965
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483155296

About the Author

E. M. Pantelouris

About the Editor

G. A. Kerkut