The present book constitutes and describes about some most commonly occurring helminths (trematode, cestode and nematode) parasite infections of domestic animals that are encountered under the field conditions. A brief morphological description of the parasites and their important stages from identification point of view is followed by their pathogenic effects, diagnosis, treatment, and prophylaxis and control measures. During my long association with field veterinary professionals through teaching and training courses on helminth parasite infections of domestic animals, I felt that such handbook on the subject would be of immense help and serve as ready reference to refresh their memories on the subject.
Suresh Chandra Gupta (M.Sc., M.Phil., F.I.A.A.V.P): The author is Principal Scientist at the Division of Parasitology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (U.P.). Born on 20th December 1952, in village-Sumera, Aligarh, he obtained B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Sc. (Zoology) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh with specialization in Medical & Veterinary Parasitology, following which he worked on human filariosis (Wuchereria bancrofti) at K.G’s Medical College, Lucknow for which he was conferred M.Phil by AMU, Aligarh. He joined as Scientist-S1 through Agricultural Research Services at IVRI, Izatnagar in 1978 and since then associated & run various research schemes, mainly on calf ascariosis, fasciolosis, GI parasitism including haemonchosis, etc. Besides continuously associated with teaching and training National Diploma, PG courses and research guidance to PG Students leading to M.V.Sc. & Ph.D, degrees. During his research career, has about 80 publications to his credit, including Research, Review, Popular articles in national, international journals and Book- chapters, and more than 100 research presentations in conferences. He has also guided 8 M.V.Sc’s, and served as co-guide for several Ph.D’s. He is actively associated with various scientific societies and is founder life-member & Fellow of the Indian Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (IAAVP), life-member of Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), Indian Society for Parasitology (ISP). Besides he has also obtained permanent membership of the Society for Animal Care & Protection.