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1st Edition

Small Animal Cytologic Diagnosis

ISBN 9781482225754
Published August 18, 2016 by CRC Press
512 Pages - 1306 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

A powerful tool that can be employed in a wide variety of disease processes, cytology in small animals has gained increased recognition and clinical application. Small Animal Cytologic Diagnosis presents clinically applicable information about the use of cytology and indicates when advanced diagnostic testing can be beneficial to diagnose underlying disease processes.

The book discusses the pathophysiology of inflammation, cancer biology and comparisons to histology to help readers fully comprehend the cytologic changes that can occur with inflammation and neoplasia. Also covered are some of the limitations and advantages of cytology compared to histopathology.

The book includes tissue-specific chapters focusing on diseases of a particular area, always in comparison to normal tissue. Each of these chapters concludes with various cases that include information on signalment, history, pertinent laboratory data, specimen images, final outcome and the underlying pathology causing the cytologic lesions, when possible. With more than 1300 superb illustrations, this comprehensive resource provides ample practical information for students as well as practicing veterinarians.

Table of Contents

Sample Acquisition and Preparation

General Principles of Inflammation

Cancer Biology

Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

Central Nervous System

Respiratory Tract

Body Cavity Effusions

Lymphoid Tissues



Oral Cavity

Gastrointestinal Tract

Renal and Urinalysis


Ocular Cytology

Aural Cytology



Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy

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Amy L. MacNeill, DVM, PhD, DACVP did her clinical pathology training at the University of Florida. She began her academic career at the University of Illinois (2005-2013) and is currently an associate professor at Colorado State University.

Anne M. Barger, DVM, MS, DAVCP did her clinical pathology training at North Carolina State University. She has been a faculty member at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine since 2002. She is currently a clinical professor, section head of clinical pathology and assistant director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.


"The exceptional teaching skills of the editors are manifest in the thoughtful selection of content and formatting, which optimizes the clarity and accessibility of information. They have produced a book with the depth and detail to serve more experienced readers and at the same time generated a reference of unsurpassed utility for practitioners and an excellent training tool for veterinary students… This should be recognized as the premier publication in diagnostic cytology for small animal practitioners." — 98/100, 5 stars, Marcella D Ridgway, VMD, MS, DACVIM(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine), Doody’s Book Review Service

"Authors of cytology texts have an immediate advantage in that their books are beautiful to look through, and this one is no exception. As you leaf through its pages you can see immediately the quantity and quality of the colour illustrations… It will certainly prove useful to have next to your in-house microscope as a references when interpreting your own cytology samples." – Clare Knottenbelt, Veterinary Record