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Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2nd Edition



Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 2nd Edition

Steven L. Stockham, Michael A. Scott

ISBN: 978-0-813-82291-4 May 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 928 Pages


This book provides in-depth information about common clinical laboratory assays that are used to evaluate domestic mammals, including what assays measure, sample or assay conditions that affect results, and what results indicate about the physiologic or pathologic state of a patient. Whenever possible, diseases and conditions are grouped by common mechanisms or processes to promote a conceptual understanding of laboratory data that can be generally applied across many species. New to the second edition are additional disorders, diagnostic tests, illustrations, images, references, and pathophysiologic explanations. This text has proven valuable to students and veterinarians wanting a fundamental understanding of veterinary clinical pathology.

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 Introductory Concepts 3

2 Leukocytes 53

3 Erythrocytes 107

4 Platelets 223

5 Hemostasis 259

6 Bone Marrow and Lymph Node 323

7 Proteins 369

8 Urinary System 415

9 Monovalent Electrolytes and Osmolality 495

10 Blood Gases, Blood pH, and Strong Ion Difference 559

11 Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Their Regulatory Hormones 593

12 Enzymes 639

13 Liver Function 675

14 Glucose, Ketoamines, and Related Regulatory Hormones 707

15 Exocrine Pancreas and Intestine 739

16 Lipids 763

17 Thyroid Function 783

18 Adrenocortical Function 805

19 Cavitary Effusions 831

* Color plates between pages 494 and 495

Index 869

“Almost all the chapters begin wtih an expanded, useful list of topics. This textbook is particularly useful for residents in clinical pathology and internal medicine training programs. It is an outstanding reference for clinical pathologists and anyone involved in performing and interpreting clinical pathology data. Owners of the first edition should consider purchasing this book if the enhancements are essential to their job responsibilities.” - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, December 2008 

“This thorough textbook covers basic veterinary clinical pathology concepts. This edition includes more images and color plates. Aspects of cytology and bone marrow examination are new to this edition. The figures are one of the book's best features because they truly assist students in understanding the underlying mechanism of a process. Additional color plates have been added to this edition, which make the book more useful. This is a useful book for veterinary students, residents, and practitioners. Although the content is comparable to other texts, the level of detail is greater. The authors have made significant improvements in this new edition." - Doody's Book Reviews, October 2008