Fundamentals of Veterinary Clinical Pathologyby Steven L. Stockham
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This book provides in-depth information about common clinical laboratory assays that are used to evaluate domestic mammals, including what assays measure, sample or assay conditions that affect results, and what results indicate about the physiologic or pathologic state of a patient. Whenever possible, diseases and conditions are grouped by common mechanisms or processes to promote a conceptual understanding of laboratory data that can be generally applied across many species. New to the second edition are additional disorders, diagnostic tests, illustrations, images, references, and pathophysiologic explanations. This text has proven valuable to students and veterinarians wanting a fundamental understanding of veterinary clinical pathology.
Description: This thorough textbook covers basic veterinary clinical pathology concepts. This edition includes more images and color plates.
Purpose: The purpose is to explain the physiological, pathological, and analytical conditions or disorders responsible for abnormal laboratory data. These are worthy objectives and essential in teaching veterinary students and training residents.
Audience: Veterinary students, practicing veterinarians, and clinical pathology residents are the intended audience.
Features: The book covers all areas of clinical pathology including clinical chemistry, hematology, blood gas, protein electrophoresis, and quality assurance. Aspects of cytology and bone marrow examination are new to this edition. The figures are one of the book's best features because they truly assist students in understanding the underlying mechanism of a process. Additional color plates have been added to this edition, which make the book more useful. The outline format may not be a good learning tool for all students, but the level of detail and information in the outline is appropriate.
Assessment: This is a useful book for veterinary students, residents, and practitioners. Although the content is comparable to other texts, the level of detail is greater. The authors have made significant improvements in this new edition with the addition of a chapter on bone marrow and lymphoid tissue and the additional color plates.
Meet the Author
Steven L. Stockham, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists; Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology and Director of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
Michael A. Scott, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation and a Clinical Pathologist in the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
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