Clinical Biochemistry of Domestic Animals

Edited by

  • Jiro Kaneko, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA
  • John Harvey, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
  • Michael Bruss, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA

The 6th edition of a well-known and much used standard text in the field. This book covers all aspects of the biochemical abnormalities caused by various diseases and how they relate to the biochemical changes in the blood, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, joint fluids, other body fluids and in cells. The purpose is to provide the fundamental bases for understanding the biochemical changes that occur in disease processes and in turn to provide the rationale for applying this understanding to the diagnosis of the disease process. A substantial appendix is provided so that the user can quickly identify the reference ranges for a large number of animal species.
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Advanced audience of upper division veterinary and animal science students, graduate students, researchers, laboratory technicians at all levels in the health sciences wherever animals are being studied or are as patients in their own right


Book information

  • Published: July 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-370491-7

Table of Contents

Concepts of Normality in Clinical Biochemistry; DNA Technology; Carbohydrate Metabolism and Diabetes; Lipids and Ketones; Proteomics; Clinical Immunology; The Erythrocyte; The Porhyrins; Iron Metabolism; Hemostasis; The Leukocytes; Clinical Enzymology; Liver function; Pancreatic function; Gastrointestinal function; Skeletal Muscle Function; Kidney function; Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance; Pituitary Function; Adrenocortical function; Thyroid function; Reproductive Hormones; Clinical Nutrition; Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium Metabolism; Trace minerals; Vitamins; Tumor Markers; Lysosomal Storage Diseases; Cerebrospinal Fluid; Clinical toxicology; Clinical biochemistry of Laboratory Rodents and Rabbits; Clinical biochemistry of Avians; Appendixes: Clinical laboratory reference values in a number of animal species and some useful laboratory information