Chapter 16. Enteric Protozoans: Giardia and Giardiasis

  1. William M. Samuel Ph.D. Professor1,
  2. Margo J. Pybus Ph.D. Wildlife Disease Specialist2 and
  3. A. Alan Kocan Ph.D. Professor of Pathobiology3
  1. Merle E. Olson and
  2. Andre G. Buret

Published Online: 14 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470377000.ch16b

Parasitic Diseases of Wild Mammals, Second Edition

Parasitic Diseases of Wild Mammals, Second Edition

How to Cite

Olson, M. E. and Buret, A. G. (2001) Enteric Protozoans: Giardia and Giardiasis, in Parasitic Diseases of Wild Mammals, Second Edition (eds W. M. Samuel, M. J. Pybus and A. A. Kocan), Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470377000.ch16b

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta

  2. 2

    Alberta Natural Resources Service-Fisheries and Wildlife

  3. 3

    College of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813829784

Online ISBN: 9780470377000



  • giardia;
  • intestine;
  • giardiasis;
  • rRNA sequences;
  • quadrinucleate cysts


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Etiologic Agent

  • Life History

  • Morphology

  • Epizootiology

  • Clinical Signs

  • Pathology and Pathogenesis

  • Diagnosis

  • Immunity and Vaccination

  • Treatment

  • Public Health Concerns

  • Domestic Animal Concerns

  • Management Implications

  • Literature Cited