Veterinary Clinical Pathology: A Case-Based Approach presents 200 cases with questions for those interested in improving their skills in veterinary clinical pathology. It emphasises an understanding of basic pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease, differential diagnoses and recognition of patterns associated with various diseases or conditions.
Topics discussed include haematology, clinical chemistry, endocrinology, acid-base and blood gas analysis, haemostasis, urinalysis, biological variation and quality control. Species covered include the cat, dog and horse, with additional material on ruminants.
Cases vary in difficulty, allowing beginners to improve their clinicopathologic skills while more complicated cases, or cases treating unfamiliar topics, are included for experienced readers. This book is a helpful revision aid for those in training as well as for those in practice who are pursuing continuing education. It is also a valuable resource for veterinary nurses and technicians.
"…provides a practical approach to the discipline of clinical pathology… presented in a completely case-based manner that is appropriate for both veterinary students and seasoned veterinarians…"
—Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
"… would be very useful in conjunction with a more classic textbook to provide abundant amounts of case material. It will provide students and residents valuable, practical, case-based information."
—Anne Barger, Doody’s Review
Broad Classification of Cases
Approach to Analysis of Cases
Appendix: The Biological Variation Cases