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

A quick guide to appropriately selecting and interpreting laboratory tests, Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods, 5th Edition helps you utilize your in-house lab or your specialty reference lab to efficiently make accurate diagnoses without running a plethora of unnecessary and low-yield tests. It provides answers to commonly asked questions relating to laboratory tests, and solutions to frequently encountered problems in small animal diagnosis. For easy reference, information is provided by clinical presentation and abnormalities, and includes hundreds of tables, boxes, key points, and algorithms. This edition, now in full color, is updated with the latest advances in laboratory testing methods and diagnostic problem solving. Written by noted educators Dr. Michael Willard and Dr. Harold Tvedten, this book may be used as an on-the-spot guide to specific problems or conditions as well as a reference for more detailed research on difficult cases.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2011
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4618-7

Table of Contents

1. General Laboratory Concepts

2. The Complete Blood Count, Bone Marrow Examination and Blood Banking: General Comments and Selected Techniques

3. Erythrocyte Disorders

4. Leukocyte Disorders

5. Hemostatic Abnormalities

6. Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders

7. Urinary Disorders

8. Endocrine, Metabolic, and Lipid Disorders

9. Gastrointestinal, Pancreatic, and Hepatic Disorders

10. Fluid Accumulation Disorders

11. Respiratory and Cardiac Disorders

12. Immunologic and Plasma Protein Disorders

13. Reproductive Disorders

14. Neurologic Disorders

15. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

16. Cytology of Inflammatory or Neoplastic Masses

17. Laboratory Diagnostic Toxicology

18. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Appendix I: Listing of Select Referral and Commercial Laboratories

Appendix II: Reference Values