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Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods

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.


Published: December 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-4618-7


  • 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


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