This is the only book to cover toxoplasmosis of animals and humans thoroughly in one single source. Found worldwide from Alaska to Australasia, Toxoplasma gondii is the cause of one of the most common parasitic infections in humans, livestock, companion animals, and wildlife, and is included on the list of potential bioterrorism microbes. Furthermore, T. gondii has been and continues to be used extensively as a model for the cell biology of apicomplexan parasites.
In the decade since the second edition of this book was published, there has been an explosion of knowledge concerning the parasite Toxoplasma gondii and toxoplasmosis. This update provides unique information on all known host types for this parasite, with an additional chapter on history, substantial updates throughout, and a detailed focus on the biology of the parasite in Chapter 2. The third edition is compiled by author JP Dubey, an authority on T. gondii who has worked with virtually all hosts of the protozoan during the last 55 years, including humans, all livestock species, wildlife, and zoo animals.
The book distills the voluminous and potentially confusing scientific literature, that has grown geometrically in the 30+ years since the publication of the first edition, into a comprehensive resource for all professionals, graduate students and researchers working in this field.
Table of Contents
2. General Biology
4. Toxoplasmosis in Humans (Homo Sapiens)
5. Toxoplasmosis in cats
6. Toxoplasmosis in Dogs (Canis Familiaris)
7. Toxoplasmosis in Pigs (Sus Scrofa)
8.Toxoplasmosis in Sheep
9. Toxoplasmosis in Goats
10. Toxoplasmosis in Cattle
11. Toxoplasmosis in water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis)
12. Toxoplasmosis in equids (horse, donkey, mule)
13. Toxoplasmosis in camels (Camelus spp.)
14. Toxoplasmosis in South American
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