Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Techniques for Veterinary Technicians
October 2015, ©2015, Wiley-Blackwell
- 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
List of Contributors ix
About the Companion Website xiii
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Clinical Pathology 1
Standard Equipment 2
Standard Supplies 11
Sample Types 14
Sample Storage and Preparation 15
Basic Laboratory Safety 15
Multiple Choice Questions 17
Chapter 2 Hematology 19
Components of Peripheral Blood 22
Blood Cell Parameters 22
Atypical Cells in the Peripheral Blood 53
Blood Parasites 54
Hematology Methods 58
Further Reading 71
Multiple Choice Questions 74
Chapter 3 Hemostasis 75
Diagnostic Testing 84
Further Reading 91
Multiple Choice Questions 94
Chapter 4 Clinical Chemistry 95
Available Testing 97
Sample Preparation 97
Sample Quality 101
Clinical Chemistry Health Profiles 105
Further Reading 138
Multiple Choice Questions 140
Chapter 5 Urinalysis 141
Urine Production 142
Further Reading 173
Multiple Choice Questions 175
Chapter 6 Parasitology 177
Classifications of Parasites 179
Parasite Identification 213
Further Reading 224
Multiple Choice Questions 225
Chapter 7 Minimizing Laboratory Errors in Veterinary Practice 227
Laboratory Considerations 228
Laboratory Area 230
Types of Laboratory Error 231
Further Reading 242
Multiple Choice Questions 244
Glossary of Terms 245
Anne M. Barger, DVM, DACVP is Clinical Professor of Pathobiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is the section head for clinical pathology for the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and is an editorial board member of Veterinary Clinical Pathology.
Amy L. MacNeill, DVM, DACVP graduated from the University of Florida with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1998, became a board-certified veterinary pathologist in 2004, and was awarded a PhD in virology and immunology in 2005. That same year, she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University.
“This book is very logically constructed and beautifully illustrated with coloured pictures and clear drawings.” (Vet Nurses Today, 1 January 2016)
Overall, this book appears to be a solid books for veterinary technicians reference for laboratory medicine and techniques for veterinary technicians and should provide an excellent foundation of knowledge. (JAVMA, March 2016)
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