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Medical, Veterinary and Public Health Important Mites and Ticks: A Handbook

S K Gupta (Author)

The mites and ticks are very important arthropods which are responsible for causing different types of diseases to livestock, domestic animals and human beings besides causing nuisance itching, irritation, inflammation, dermatitis and discomforts. The present book deals with the mites and ticks in detail known from India and abroad which are of importance in medical, veterinary and public health aspects.

This book provides a detailed account of mites and ticks covering not only the various diseases which they cause to the human beings, veterinary and other domesticated animals, touching upon the pathogens involved symptoms of disease, distribution, epidemiology, pathogenesis, hosts, attacked, therapeutic aspects, prevention and control of these injurious organisms etc. Besides, information pertaining to some basic aspects likes diagnosis, external, internal morphology of mites and ticks, their habits and habitats, life cycles, postembryonic development, classification, keys to some important taxonomic categories are also given. At the end, a long list of references and a table giving the important diseases, hosts, pathogens and distribution are also appended. This book is the first of its kind and hopefully will cater the need of a large section of scientists, medical personnel and veterinarians.

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About the author

S K Gupta

Dr. S.K. Gupta (b. 1945) passed M.Sc. (Physics) 1967, M.Ed. in 1971 and obtained Ph.D. Degree in Education in 1974 – all from the University of Kurukshetra. A senior University teacher having nearly two decades of professional standing, he is on the Panel of Experts for Reviewing books for the reputed Journals. A prolific writer, he has five well acclaimed scholarly books to his credit including Guidance an Counselling in Indian Education (1985), Exploring Mental Abilities for Science Talent (1990). Currently Dr. gupta is a Reader in Education at the North Eastern Hill University, Nagaland Campus, Kohima.

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Bibliographic information

Title Medical, Veterinary and Public Health Important Mites and Ticks: A Handbook
Author S K Gupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Nature Books India
Language: English
isbn 8190655167, 9788190655163
length xxvii+334p., Illustrations; Figures; Tables; Index; 25cm.