Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Horse


  • Rick Cowell, DVM, MS, MRCVS, DACVP, Veterinary Clinical Pathologist, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Stillwater, OK
  • Ronald Tyler, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DABT, Adjunct Professor, Department of Anatomy, Pathology, and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Horse is a practical reference that presents common clinical findings in an easy-to-use text/atlas format. A general chapter discusses sample collections and techniques, followed by a 'systems' approach and chapters on specific types of fluid. Within systems chapters, normal findings are established and then abnormal findings are presented by class of problems, such as bacterial lesions, fungal lesions, parasitic lesions, etc. in the case of the eye. Algorithms on sample evaluations enhance text discussions by guiding readers to the most likely cytologic diagnosis. In addition, a color plate section features 64 illustrations for convenient comparison of cell types and infectious agents. A detailed index makes this edition even more useful as a quick clinical reference, ideal for helping readers understand correct collection and handling procedures, avoid costly errors, and make accurate diagnoses.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2001
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-01317-8

Table of Contents

1 Introduction       

2 Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Lesions: Masses, Cysts and Fistulous Tracts

3 The Eyes and Ocular Adnexa       

4 The Oral and Nasal Cavities, Pharynx, Guttural Pouches and Paranasal

5 Lower Respiratory Tract      

6 The Gastrointestinal Tract     

7 The Lymph Nodes 

8 Pleural Fluid 

9 Peritoneal Fluid

10 Synovial Fluid

11 Cerebrospinal Fluid

12 The Endometrium

13 Semen Quality Evaluation

14 Peripheral Blood Smears

15 Bone Marrow