Appendix 2: guide to the identification of common parasites of Australian mammals

Spratt, David, Beveridge, Ian, Skerratt, Lee , and Speare, Richard (2008) Appendix 2: guide to the identification of common parasites of Australian mammals. In: Vogelnest, Larry, and Woods, Rupert, (eds.) Medicine of Australian Mammals. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, VIC, Australia, pp. 639-658.

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1 COLLECTION PROCEDURES 1.1 Helminths (trematodes, nematodes, cestodes, acanthocephala). Two types of collection procedures are used to collect parasites from carcasses: long and short. The division is based on the time taken to collect and preserve the parasites. In general, 'long' procedures refer to the optimal fixation procedures that will provide the best specimens for taxonomic studies. These procedures generally require more time, effort and resources than 'short' procedures, but maximise the chances of both collection and identification of any parasites present. 'Short' procedures are generally simpler, more applicable for use for specific organs or whole carcasses of small mammals and may be more suited for field situations. All parasites collected for identification should be accompanied by a comprehensive label.

Item ID: 7431
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: nematodes; platyhelminthes; arthropods; protozoa; marsupials; diagnosis
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ISBN: 978-0-643-09150-4
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2010 23:01
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070708 Veterinary Parasitology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960405 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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