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A powerful tool that can be employed in a wide variety of disease processes, cytology in small animals has gained increased recognition and clinical application. Small Animal Cytologic Diagnosis presents clinically applicable information about the use of cytology and indicates when advanced diagnostic testing can be beneficial to diagnose underlying disease processes.The book discusses the pathophysiology of inflammation, cancer biology and comparisons to histology to help readers fully comprehend the cytologic changes that can occur with inflammation and neoplasia. Also covered are some of the limitations and advantages of cytology compared to histopathology, important gross findings (e.g. body cavity effusions), and parasites and the associated diagnostic methods required. Further information is provided on oncogenes, reference values for effusions and bone marrow aspirates, laboratory handling of samples, and how to carry out certain diagnostics. The book:includes chapters written by experts from around the world is divided up into chapters based on anatomical region, making it very easy to locate information required for assistance with a specific caseprovides multiple cytological images for the same sample, providing different views of what may be seenuses technical language where appropriate but without overcomplicating the information presented: it is very accessible and easy to understand.The book includes tissue-specific chapters focusing on diseases of a particular area, always in comparison to normal tissue. Each of these chapters concludes with various cases that include information on signalment, history, pertinent laboratory data, specimen images, final outcome and the underlying pathology causing the cytologic lesions, when possible. With more than 1300 superb illustrations, this comprehensive resource provides ample practical information for students as well as practicing veterinarians.
Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Techniques for Veterinary Technicians provides a comprehensive reference of laboratory procedures featuring ‘how-to’ information as it pertains to small animals, horses, and cattle. An inclusive reference on laboratory procedures pertaining to small animals, horses and cattle Provides information on hematology, hemostasis, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, parasitology, and fecal testing Features high-quality photographs labelled with magnification and stain information, which clearly depict cellular morphology, inclusions and infectious organisms Offers key objectives, technician tip boxes, case examples and a glossary of key terms A companion website provides images from the book for download, instructor questions and answer key to multiple choice questions in the book