1 Introduction to Veterinary Pathology.
What is pathology?
Who ‘does’ pathology?
Pathology as an academic subject.
Aetiology – the study of the causes of disease
3 Cell Injury.
Lesions – structural and functional changes.
Definitions of cell response or injury followingharmful stimulus.
What is inflammation?
5 Pathology and the Immune System.
The normal immune system.
Diseases of the immune system.
6 Tissue Repair.
Definition of tissue repair or healing.
Tissue repair – general and specific examples.
Healing in various tissues.
Healing regulation and control.
What can impair, prevent or alter healing?
7 Circulatory Disorders.
Special note regarding capillaries.
How does interstitial fluid gather in the tissues?
Impaired blood supply to tissues.
Clotting (coagulation) of blood.
8 Disorders of Cell/Tissue Growth.
Atrophy, hypertrophy, hyperplasia and metaplasia.
Answers to Test Yourself Questions.
"The author has written an excellent book for the beginning veterinary technician student, assistants or someone interested in a good overall review of clinical pathology. The book is not intended for veterinarians or experienced technicians unless they would like the review. This basic information is very well presented. I would highly recommend this text to any veterinary technician program." (Veterinary Information Network, June 2010)
- One of the first books on general pathology for veterinary nurses and those new to the subject;
- Builds on knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry to develop an understanding of the effects of various disease processes encountered in veterinary practice, and be able to relate these to clinical presentation, diagnosis and prognosis, and to treatment rationales;
- Includes many linedrawings to aid comprehension, question and answer sections to test understanding and text boxes of key information.