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A Guide to Hematology in Dogs and Cats

1st Edition

By Alan H. Rebar, Peter S. MacWilliams, Bernard Feldman, Fred Metzger, Roy Pollock, John Roche

Teton NewMedia

264 pages

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Description

A Guide to Hematology is a valuable, hands-on, laboratory manual for the practitioner and technician. It provides step-by-step guidelines for the collection and processing of blood samples and interpretation of the hemogram. It also serves as a guide to patient assessment and treatment planning for all common hematological disorders and diseases in dogs and cats. Veterinarians are able to test comprehension of the material through case studies with self test questions. This guide is designed to work with all currently available blood analyzer systems, providing detailed guidelines for hemogram interpretation, identification of artifacts and false positive results. Basic science is limited to information that is needed by the individual performing the rest and interpreting the results. This 264 page presentation boasts 178 full color images and has a lay flat binding for easy in lab reference. A Guide to Hematology in Dogs and Cats was designed for the practitioner and technician who incorporate hematology studies in the office setting and is an ideal clinic laboratory reference.

Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by CRC Press outside of North America.

Table of Contents

1 HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

2 HEMATOLOGY IN PRACTICE

Indications for Hematology

In-Clinic Versus Outside Laboratory

Communicating the Need for Hematology

Communicating the Results

The Economics of Laboratory Testing

3 LABORATORY METHODS IN HEMATOLOGY

Blood Collection

Handling the Sample

Blood Films

Staining

Common Artifacts/Issues

Sample Evaluation

Morphological Assessment

Quantitative Methods

Packed Cell Volume

Total Plasma Protein

Hemoglobin Concentration

Manual Cell Counts

Automated Cell Counters

4 ERYTHROCYTES

Overview

Production

Destruction

Function

Physiology

Morphology

Normal Morphology: Dog

Normal Morphology: Cat

Morphology in Disease

Artifacts

Quantity

Anemia

Regenerative Anemia

Non-Regenerative Anemia

Polycythemia

5 NEUTROPHILS

Overview

Origin

Function

Quantity

Neutropenia

Neutrophilia

Morphology

Normal

In Disease

6 EOSINOPHILS

Overview

Origin

Function

Quantity

Eosinopenia

Eosinophilia

Morphology

7 BASOPHILS

Overview

Origin

Function

Quantity

Basopenia

Basophilia

Morphology

8 MONOCYTES

Overview

Origin

Function

Quantity

Morphology

Normal

In Disease

9 LYMPHOCYTES

Overview

Origin

Function

Quantity

Lymphopenia

Lymphocytosis

Morphology

Normal

Activated (Antigen-Stimulated) Lymphocytes

Atypical Lymphocytes

10 PLATELETS

Overview

Laboratory Evaluation of Platelets

Morphology

Normal Morphology: Dog

Normal Morphology: Cat

Abnormal Morphology: Dog

Abnormal Morphology: Cat

Quantity

Normal

Decreased Platelet Count (Thrombocytopenia)

Clinical Signs of Thrombocytopenia

Causes of Thrombocytopenia

Increased Platelet Count (Thrombocytosis)

Mechanisms of Thrombocytosis

Platelet Function Disorders (Thrombocytopathia

or Thrombopathia)

Causes of Platelet Dysfunction

Acquired Platelet Dysfunction

Inherited Platelet Dysfunction

11 INTERPRETATION OF THE HEMOGRAM

Introduction

White Cells

Red Cells

Platelets

12 CASE STUDIES

13 SELF-TEST QUESTIONS

14 APPENDIX - SELF-TEST ANSWERS

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED089020
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal