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Table of Contents

Section 1: Hematology
A. Erythrocytes
1. General Principles
2. Erythrocyte Morphology
3. Evaluation of Erythrocytes
4. Anemia
5. Polycythemia
6. Erythrocyte Disorders
7. Large Animal Hematology
B. Leukocytes
8. Morphology, Function, and Kinetics
9. Laboratory Evaluation of Leukocytes
10. Interpretation of the Leukogram
11. Altered Morphology and Function
C. Plasma Proteins
12. Plasma Proteins
D. Myeloproliferative Disorders
13. Myeloproliferative Disorders
14. Acute Myeloid Leukemias
15. Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
16. Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Section 2: Lymphoproliferative Disorders
17. General and Lymphoma/Lymphosarcoma
18. Lymphoid Leukemias
19. Plasma Cell Neoplasia
Section 3: Hemostasis
20. Overview of Hemostasis
21. Plateletopathies
22. Disorders of Secondary Hemostasis – Coagulation
23. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) and Thrombosis: Microvascular and Macrovascular Thrombosis
Section 4: Electrolytes/Acid Base
24. Introduction to Acid Base
25. Metabolic Acid Base Disorders
26. Respiratory Acid Base Disorders
Section 5: Renal/Urinalysis
27. Evaluation of Renal Function
28. Physical and Chemical Aspects of Urinalysis
29. Microscopic Aspects of Urinalysis
Section 6: Liver/Muscle
30. Tests for Evaluation of Liver Disease
31. Laboratory Evaluation of Liver Disease in Domestic Animals
32. Laboratory Evaluation of Muscle Disease in Domestic Animals
Section 7: Lipids/Carbohydrates
33. Lipids Including Triglycerides and Cholesterol
34. Carbohydrates
Section 8: Gastrointestinal/Pancreas
35. Gastrointestinal Tract
36. Pancreas
Section 9: Endocrine
37. Laboratory Testing for Thyroid Disease
38. Laboratory Testing for Adrenal Disease
39. Laboratory Testing for Equine Pituitary Disease
Section 10: Cytology
40. Sample Collection and Preparation
41. Cytology of Inflammation
42. Cytology o


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About the author

Rick Cowell

Affiliations and Expertise

Veterinary Clinical Pathologist, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., Stillwater, OK