The Common Liver Fluke

The Common Liver Fluke

Fasciola Bepatica L.

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Author: E. M. Pantelouris
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155296

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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


    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


    Appendix I: The Handling of Liver Fluke Material

    Appendix II: Preparation and Fractionation of Liver Fluke Antigens


    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Other Titles in the Zoology Division

Product details

  • No. of pages: 270
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483155296

About the Author

E. M. Pantelouris

About the Editor

G. A. Kerkut

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