PTHB 505 Veterinary Parasitology

(4 cr.) (Didactic 3 cr./Laboratory 1 cr.)

The course consists of lectures and laboratory classes covering the helminths, arthropods, and protozoa occurring as important parasites of domestic and wildlife species. A taxonomic approach is taken, but emphasis is placed on practical aspects such as the parasites’ developmental cycles, clinical features, pathogenesis of disease, immunology, epidemiology, public health aspects, laboratory and clinical diagnosis, treatment, and control. Particular attention is paid to providing a host approach so that the parasites and their hosts are placed in context.