In this series of essays the author likens the control of animal parasites to military science. He devotes considerable attention to the technic of strategy and tactics in warfare and in each project considered carries out the analogy in rather monotonous detail. The parasites and diseases discussed include: cattle fever ticks, piroplasms and anaplasms in the Southern United States; coccidiosis, yellow fever and malaria in Panama; sheep scabies in the United States; the sheep liver fluke and the giant cattle fluke in the United States; the ox warbles and horse bots; Ascaris, Haemonchus and other roundworms of sheep; the “trichina worm,” dog ascarids, dog hookworms, dog tapeworms and dog fleas; dog heartworm; the beef tapeworm; hydatid infection; human hookworms and pinworm, and amebiasis. The two concluding chapters on “The war on livestock parasites” and “Anthelmintic warfare” have been previously published.
This little manual contains considerable valuable information but it is not easy to pick it out of the stage setting.