Pets and their Parasites in Modern America
This course will address the epidemiology and control of parasites that infect our pets in America, focusing on dogs, cats, and horses, but also including other animals. It will be fieldwork and laboratory intensive, and will include hands-on training in diagnosing and identifying common parasites and the strategies for control. In addition, there will be several field trips to horse farms, dog parks and nature centers to investigate the ecological conditions that predispose our pets to infection. The class will consist of five double periods, each beginning with a mini seminar on theory followed by a laboratory exercise or a field trip.