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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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


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E. M. Pantelouris

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G. A. Kerkut

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