Special Issue "Parasitic Infections and Diseases of Domestic Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 2866
Interests: veterinary parasitology; veterinary entomology; zoonosis
2. Department of Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B. 1069, Maiduguri 600230, Nigeria
Interests: parasitology; vector-borne diseases; ticks and tick-borne diseases; protozoan diseases; interactions in the parasite community; tick-host-pathogen interactions
Domestic animals such as livestock serve as an important commodity for humans as far as agricultural production is concerned, whilst others are significant companion animals. Parasite infections cause some of the most significant diseases in domestics animals. There are two groups of parasites which infest or infect animals: (i) ectoparasites, which are mainly represented by blood-sucking arthropods found on the integument of vertebrate animals such as Diptera flies, ticks, mites, lice and fleas; and (ii) endoparasites, which are divided into two groups: haemoparasites, found in the bloodstream, and those that invade erythrocytes such as protozoa, as well as parasites that infect various tissues or organs such as helminths.
This Special Issue focuses on research conducted on parasitic infections and diseases of domestic animals including livestock (cattle, sheep, goats and poultry) and companion animals (cats, dogs, rodents, camels, horses and donkeys). We invite you to submit original research or review articles reporting on basic and applied biology, epidemiology, therapeutics, vaccine studies related to parasitic infections, and/or diseases of domestic animals. This Special Issue aims to provide updated knowledge on the understanding of parasites and disease dynamics of domestic animals, and ultimately contributing to the formulation of effective control measures.
Prof. Dr. Oriel Thekisoe
Dr. ThankGod Onyiche
Dr. Gabriel Aboge
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- host–parasite interactions
- parasite–vector interactions
- domestic animals