Though equine is an important pack animal in India and in many other countries, sufficient information is not available about its common parasitic diseases in textbooks on Veterinary Parasitology. The present book is, therefore, an attempt without any claim of completeness, to highlight concisely important parasitic diseases of equines reared in Indian subcontinent. It is assumed that students, teachers, equine practitioners and equine owners dealing with this host species will be benefited to a greater extent in understanding various parasitic diseases of equines, scope for further investigation on the unsolved problems as well as for adopting suitable control measures with ultimate aims of raising economy of equine owners. ><>< I am confident that this book, a first attempt, would prove useful to students, teachers, equine practitioners and equine owners. It is, of course, expected that the veterinarians engaged in management of equine herd would be benifited by giving feedback for bringing out a subsequent more informative and illustrative edition.
Dr. H. R. Parsani received his professional veterinary education at College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Sardarkrushinagar (Gujarat) and obtained B.V.Sc. & A.H., M.V.Sc. & Ph.D. in parasitology from the same institute. He started his career as veterinary officer in Banas Dairy, Palanpur in 1989. Later, he joined the faculty of Veterinary Science, Gujarat Agricultural University as Veterinary officer in 1991. Since then, he has been serving almamater in various capacities such as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Parasitology. He has 50 research papers and review articles published in various Indian and foreign journals of repute to his credit. He has prepared 3 practical manuals on parasitology. He has attended and presented number of papers in national conferences. He has been working as Technical Officer to Dean, Veterinary College, Sardarkrushinagar and Secretary of Veterinary Alumni Association of Sardarkrushinagar. He is also known as far best practitioner of Equine and Dairy Animal of North Gujarat.