The book is a step-by-step manual describing the most commonly performed diagnostic procedures in horses making it an ideal quick reference resource for general and equine practitioners. The title is a concise compilation of technical information on collection and handling body tissues for the diagnosis of equine diseases. Invasive and non-invasive diagnostic procedures along with common joint injection and aspiration techniques are thoroughly explained.
The manual describes and demonstrates the collection of fluid and tissue samples from all body systems and when applicable, and discusses multiple techniques for collecting the tissue samples. This book takes a unique approach to the presentation of synoviocentesis techniques by superimposing radiographic images over the corresponding joints of the intact limbs. These images greatly assist clinicians in visualizing anatomical orientation with the described palpable landmarks. This user-friendly text includes over 150 full-color images.
Published by Teton New Media in the USA and distributed by Manson Publishing outside of North America.
Table of Contents
Collection of Tissue
Handling of Fluid Specimens
Handling of Specimens for Bacterial Culture and Viral Isolation
Collection of Hair, Crusts, and Skin
Collection of Blood from Sites other than a Jugular Vein
Bone Marrow Aspirate and Core Biopsies
Collection of Corneal Tissue
Collection of Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
Collection of Lower Airway Secretions
Collection of Endometrial Secretions
Collection of Semen
Abdominocentesis (Peritoneal Tap)
Rectal Mucosal Biopsy