Veterinary parasitology is the study of animal parasites, especially relationships between parasites and animal hosts. Parasites of domestic animals, as well as wildlife animals are considered.

VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY

Course Code Course Description    Credit Units                                                                         

VPE 302:            Introductory Parasitology                                     3(2+1)

Definitions. Taxonomy of helminthes, arthropods

and protozoan. Principles of diagnosis and control

of parasitic diseases.

VPE 401:                    Veterinary Protozoology                           3(2+1)

Introduction and classification of phylum Protozoa,

Anthropod borne Protozoans: Babesia, Trypanosoma,

Plasmodium, Leishmania, Leucocytozoon, Haemobartonella.

Protozoans transmitted by resistant Cysts: Eimeria,

Balantidium, Giardia, Toxoplasma, Entamoeba, Sarcocystis

and Besnoitia. Sexually Transmitted protozoans: trichomonas,

trypanosoma.

VPE 402:               Veterinary Entomology                                   2(1+1)

Introduction and classification of phylum Arthropoda

Order – Nematocera, Brachycera and Cyclorhapha,

Acarina (Ixodidae, Argasidae), Siphanoptera (fleas),

Pthiraptera (Lice). Life cycles of arthropods of

Veterinary importance. Pathogenecity and control

(chemical/biological).

VPE 403:                  Veterinary Helminthology 3(2+1)                                                        

Introduction and classification of phylum Platyheliminlhs.

Life cycle, pathogenicity and control of Nematodes,

trematodes and Cestodes of Veterinary importance.