Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods


  • Michael Willard, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM, Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine; Staff Internist/Gastroenterologist, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Harold Tvedten, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DECVCP, DACVP

This popular resource allows the reader to appropriately select and accurately interpret laboratory tests in a practical and efficient manner. It presents an organized method of answering common questions that reflect the most frequently encountered problems in laboratory tests. A new chapter on Point-of-Care Methodology has been added, and the section on electrolyte/acid-base now includes strong ion differences. Two additional color plates feature 12 new figures.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2003
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-8903-6

Table of Contents

1. General Laboratory Concepts
2. The Complete Blood Count and Bone Marrow Examination: General Comments and Selected Techniques
3. Erythrocyte
4. Leukocyte Disorders
5. Hemostatic Abnormalities: Introduction to Serum Chemistries: Artifacts in Biochemical Determinations and Point of Care Instruments
6. Electrolyte and Acid-Based Disorders
7. Urinary Disorders
8. Endocrine, Metabolic, and Lipid Disorders
9. Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatic Disorders
10. Fluid Accumulation Disorders
11. Respiratory Disorders
12. Immunologic and Plasma Protein Disorders
13. Reproductive Disorders
14. Neurologic Disorders
15. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
16. Cytology of Neoplastic and Inflammatory Masses
17. Laboratory Diagnostic Toxicology
18. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

I. Listing of Referral Laboratories
II. Reference Values
III. Laboratory Findings of Selected Diseases