Very visual handbook aimed at veterinary professionals and dealing with everything related to fleas and ticks, focusing particularly on clinical issues in dogs and cats. The first part is entirely dedicated to fleas (including their identification, life cycle, clinical signs derived from flea infestation, flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), and prevention and control measures, among others). The second part describes thoroughly everything that involves ticks infestation (including species identification and their geographic distribution, feeding behaviour, the biting process, diseases transmitted by ticks, prevention and control measures, etc.).
Dunbar Gram, DVM, DACVD, MRCVS
Dr. Gram is Service Chief and Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from WesleyanUniversity in Connecticut and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with high honors from Auburn University. He completed an internship at the University of Illinois and a residency in dermatologyat North Carolina State University. He has taught dermatology at The University of Edinburgh, TheUniversity of Prince Edward Island and North Carolina State University.
Jeanmarie Short, DVM
Jeanmarie Short was a licensed veterinary technician before graduating from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a one-year rotating internship in emergency and internal medicine. After three years in general small animal practice, shecompleted a residency in dermatology at Animal Allergy and Dermatology in Virginia Beach, VA. Her interests are in endocrine and allergic diseases.
FLEAS Dunbar Gram
2. General flea anatomy
3. Flea life cycle
On-host component of life cycle
Environmental component of the life cycle
4. Control measures
Prioritizing aspects of flea control products/programs
Determining the goals of a flea control program
5. Pathology associated with fleas
Potential flea-transmitted diseases
TICKS Jeanmarie Short
2. General tick anatomy
3. Tick feeding
4. Tick life cycle
Hard tick life cycle
5. Species identification
6. Tick removal