Pathology & Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians / Edition 2

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Overview

Pathology and Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians, 2E is the publication professionals and future professionals turn to for detailed information on pathology and parasitology in veterinary medicine. It features clear-cut descriptions, case studies, and methodologies for the practical setting. Veterinary professionals and those in the animal, equine, dairy, and poultry fields will benefit from explanations about technical procedures, parasite life cycles, zoonotic potential, diagnosis, and treatment. A review of current literature provides valuable background, and the accompanying CD-ROM Image Library features extensive color images of parasites and various pathologies.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Kate F McGovern, BVetMed (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a book that might benefit from division into two separate publications - one on veterinary pathology and one on veterinary parasitology. The pathology section is less detailed and could have included a lot more specifics on particular diseases. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: It is targeted at students studying veterinary technology, animal production, and preveterinary science, but I'm not sure that it meets its objectives for animal production students.
Audience: Although intended for technicians and students, the book also could be a useful review for residents and practitioners.
Features: The book covers broad points about pathology, looking at large, generalized topics rather than at specific diseases. However, part two includes a reasonably detailed overview of ecto- and endoparasites of most mammalian species. The book is well organized, easy to read, and contains pertinent, concise information. Although color images are available on an accompanying CD, detailed appendixes at the end of the book contain information related to the images. It would have been better if the descriptions were on the CD with the pictures or, conversely, if everything was in the book. Many of the pictures on the CD appear in the book in black and white. It probably would have had more of an impact if the pictures in the book were in color - it would be helpful for readers using the book as a quick reference, which I believe it would be useful for.
Assessment: The parasitology section is a complete and informative reference guide. However, I wouldn't buy this book for the pathology section. It is interesting and well written, but doesn't offer a high level of detail. For example, Duncan & Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology , 4th edition, Latimer et al. (Iowa State Press, 2003) , offers a lot more detail. That said, the pathology section may be a nice starting point for students and technicians. A new edition is justified; in particular, parasitology is an area in which it is important to have current, up-to-date information.
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Reviewer: Kate F McGovern, BVetMed (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This is a book that might benefit from division into two separate publications - one on veterinary pathology and one on veterinary parasitology. The pathology section is less detailed and could have included a lot more specifics on particular diseases. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: It is targeted at students studying veterinary technology, animal production, and preveterinary science, but I'm not sure that it meets its objectives for animal production students.
Audience: Although intended for technicians and students, the book also could be a useful review for residents and practitioners.
Features: The book covers broad points about pathology, looking at large, generalized topics rather than at specific diseases. However, part two includes a reasonably detailed overview of ecto- and endoparasites of most mammalian species. The book is well organized, easy to read, and contains pertinent, concise information. Although color images are available on an accompanying CD, detailed appendixes at the end of the book contain information related to the images. It would have been better if the descriptions were on the CD with the pictures or, conversely, if everything was in the book. Many of the pictures on the CD appear in the book in black and white. It probably would have had more of an impact if the pictures in the book were in color - it would be helpful for readers using the book as a quick reference, which I believe it would be useful for.
Assessment: The parasitology section is a complete and informative reference guide. However, I wouldn't buy this book for the pathology section. It is interesting and well written, but doesn't offer a high level of detail. For example, Duncan & Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology, 4th edition, Latimer et al. (Iowa State Press, 2003), offers a lot more detail. That said, the pathology section may be a nice starting point for students and technicians. A new edition is justified; in particular, parasitology is an area in which it is important to have current, up-to-date information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435438552
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/6/2009
  • Series: Veterinary Technology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 680,431
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Director, Pre-Veterinary Science Program; professor of animal and veterinary sciences for more than 33 years; author of 16 books or book chapters in animal/veterinary science field; member of the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Part I - Pathology Chapter 1: Introduction to Pathology. Chapter 2: Cell Injury and Cell Death. Chapter 3: Inflammation and Healing. Chapter 4: Review of the Circulatory System. Chapter 5: Neoplasia: An Introduction to Tumors. Chapter 6: Immunological Diseases. Chapter 7: Mechanisms of Infections and Causes of Infectious Disease. Chapter 8: Genetic Disorders. Chapter 9: Environmental and Nutritional Diseases. Chapter 10: Zoonosis and Safety on the Job. Part II - Parasitology Chapter 11: The Variety of parasites. Chapter 12: Ectoparasites of large animals. Chapter 13: Ectoparasites of small animals. Chapter 14: Endoparasites of Large Animals. Chapter 15: Endoparasites of small animals. Appendix: Specific Diseases of Selected Species. Specific How to do or Prepare Examples. Glossary.

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