Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods

Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods

5th Edition - December 13, 2011

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  • Authors: Michael Willard, Harold Tvedten
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781437706574
  • eBook ISBN: 9781437706581

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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.

Key Features

  • Concise discussions address laboratory approaches to various disorders, possible conclusions from various test results, artifacts and errors in diagnoses, and interpretations leading to various diagnoses.
  • Hundreds of tables, boxes, algorithms, and key points offer at-a-glance information including cautions, common pitfalls, and helpful "pearls," and lead to proper differential and clinical diagnostic decision making.
  • Note boxes identify key considerations in correlating clinical signs with test data for accurate diagnoses, highlight safety precautions, and offer helpful tips for sample preparation and interpretation.
  • Chapters on laboratory diagnostic toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring help in handling potentially fatal poisonings and other special situations.
  • Expert editors and contributors provide clinical knowledge and successful diagnostic problem-solving solutions.
  • A practical appendix lists referral laboratories that may be contacted for certain diseases, and reference values with the normal or expected range for coagulation, hematology, and more.

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2011
  • Published: December 13, 2011
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Paperback ISBN: 9781437706574
  • eBook ISBN: 9781437706581

About the Authors

Michael Willard

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate ACVIM, Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine; Staff Internist/Gastroenterologist, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Harold Tvedten

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