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A Guide to Hematology in Dogs and Cats




ISBN 9781893441484
Published December 10, 2001 by Teton NewMedia
264 Pages

 
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Book 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

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