Feline Clinical Parasitology, edited by Dwight D. Bowman, Charles M. Hendrix, David S. Lindsay, and Stephen C. Barr. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa 50014. 469 p. Hardcover, US$84.95, ISBN 0-8138-033-0.

As noted by the authors in their Preface, the number of cats estimated to be present in the United States in 1998 was 70.9 million, in roughly 34% of the 100 million households, surpassing the number of dogs by more than 23 million. No wonder the authors believe a book like this would be useful to veterinarians and veterinary parasitologists, and these are the folks for whom the book was designed to be of service. Although I do not belong to either of these groups, I decided to go ahead and review this tome. I did it more out of curiosity than for any other reason, and I am glad I did because I...

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