Parasitology and parasitic disease of animal
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Supply basic knowledge to students in order to allow identification of most common and important parasites of equids in the contest of rational management of equine parasitic diseases.
Course contents summary
Classification, epidemiology and life cycles of the following parasitic organisms:
1)Nematoda: Strongyloidea, Ascaridioidea, Oxiurioidea
2)Cestoda: Anoplocephala spp.
3)Protozoa: Apicomplexa, Piroplasmidae
4)Arthropoda: Insecta (myiasis), Acarina (mites and ticks)
Parasitic diseases of equids:
- Intestinal and larval strongylosis due to large (Strongylus spp.) and small (Ciatostominae) strongyles
- Cestode infection
- Hypersensibility to Culicoides spp.
- Stomach bots
Laboratory practice is aimed to acquire basic knowledge in common sampling and maintenance methods of biological samples.
- Urquhart G.M., Armour J., Duncan J.L., Dunn A.M., Jennings F.W., Parassitologia veterinaria, Ed. italiana C. Genchi, UTET
- Lecture notes and slides
class lectures (slide presentations) and wet labs
oral and written examination with multiple choice questions