Edited by a team combining 80 years of experience in academic research and industrial antiparasitic drug discovery, this volume of Drug Discovery in Infectious Diseases summarizes current knowledge in this rapidly expanding field. Comprehensive yet concise, this ready reference blends solid background information on ectoparasite biology with the very latest methods in ectoparasite drug discovery. Three major parts cover current ectoparasite control strategies and the threat of drug resistance, screening and drug evaluation, and the new isoxazoline class of ectoparasiticides. The future potential of mechanism-based approaches for repellents and parasiticides is thoroughly discussed, as are strategies for vaccines against ectoparasites, making the book ideal for parasitologists in academia as well as researchers working in the pharmaceutical industry.
Keywords: ectoparasite; part; contributors; strategies; foreword; list; vii; derosa; ticks; schorderetweber; transmission; sandra; diseases; vectorborne; schetters; rhipicephalus; resistance; drug; boophilus; heinz sager; reality; cattle tick; microplus, Parasitology, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, Veterinary Dermatology, Parasitology, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, Veterinary Dermatology