Veterinary Hematology: Atlas of Common Domestic and Non-Domestic Species / Edition 2

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Overview

The long-awaited second edition of Veterinary Hematology: Atlas of Common Domestic Species updates and expands the text of the earlier edition. In addition to a thorough update of all chapters the new edition will also include coverage of laboratory animals, pocket pets, and a new chapter devoted entirely to avian and exotic animals. This is the must have veterinary hematology atlas for veterinarians and veterinary technicians alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Anne Barger, DVM, MS (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This hematology atlas uses high quality images to describe and illustrate cells and hemic parasites from multiple species. The second edition (first edition 1998) has added several chapters including avian and reptile hematology and several laboratory animal species.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide fundamentals for recognizing the normal and abnormal morphological features of blood cells of common domestic and non-domestic species.
Audience: According to the authors, the atlas is intended for both novice and experienced hematologists. It has a very wide audience, encompassing veterinary students and practitioners from multiple disciplines including small and large animal, exotic, and laboratory animal veterinarians. It will be useful for anatomic and clinical pathology trainees as well.
Features: The atlas covers morphologic features of red and white blood cells in health and disease from many different species including avian and reptile. Additionally, hemic parasites from multiple species are thoroughly covered. Many of the images are from canine blood, but diseases that are specific to a particular species are also included. The best features are the high number of excellent quality images, which make it an invaluable resource for teaching and training residents. A CD-ROM of the excellent hematology images in the text accompanies the book.
Assessment: This second edition includes many improvements: additional chapters on avian and reptile hematology and laboratory animal hematology, and the CD of hematology images. The number of high quality images make this is a useful teaching tool and excellent resource for practicing veterinarians. Compared to Color Atlas of Comparative Veterinary Hematology: Normal and Abnormal Blood Cells in Mammals, Birds and Reptiles, Hawkey and Dennett (Iowa State University Press, 1989), this book has more figures and is more current. Atlas of Veterinary Hematology: Blood and Bone Marrow of Domestic Animals, by Harvey (Saunders, 2001), covers bone marrow in addition to peripheral blood, but does not cover as many species as this atlas does.
From the Publisher
"A well-written and easily understood hematology reference thatwill be a useful addition to the library of veterinarians in bothprivate practice and laboratory animal medicine.... An excellentresource." (Journal of the American Association for LaboratoryAnimal Science, July 2009)

"The text remains straightforward and unencumbered and includesdescriptions of cell morphology that complement the excellentimages. Higher magnification insets for viewing specific featuresare a useful addition. Common mistakes of misidentification aredescribed, as are familiar artifacts and pseudoinclusions. The textis supplemented by a CD-ROM containing an additional 2,109 imagesthat can be viewed in either search or random mode. Descriptions ofthe images can be hidden if a reader wants to conductself-assessments." (American Journal of Veterinary Research,July 2009)

"The second edition of Veterinary Hematology: Atlas of CommonDomestic and Non-Domestic Species improves on an alreadyexcellent atlas by the inclusion of additional species.... Thisbook is of exceptional value and is highly recommended for anyclinical or research laboratory that is performing manualhematologic evaluations on veterinary species." (Journal of theAmerican Veterinary Medical Association, June 2009)

"The atlas ... has a very wide audience, encompassing veterinarystudents and practitioners from multiple disciplines includingsmall and large animal, exotic, and laboratory animalveterinarians. The best features are the high number of excellentquality images, which make it an invaluable resource for teachingand training residents. The second edition includes manyimprovements.... The number of high quality images make this is auseful teaching tool and excellent resource for practicingveterinarians." (Doody's Reviews, April 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813828091
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/25/2008
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 362,205
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

William J. Reagan, DVM, PhD, is a diplomate of the AmericanCollege of Veterinary Pathologists. He is a research scientist atHeska Corporation, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Armando R. Irizarry Roviera, DVM, PhD, is a diplomate ofthe American College of Veterinary Pathologists. He is ResearchAdvisor and Pathologist for Eli Lilly and Company in Greenfield,Indiana.

Dennis B. DeNicola, DVM, PhD, is a diplomate of theAmerican College of Veterinary Pathologists. He is Chief VeterinaryEducator for IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

About the Authors.

Chapter 1. Hematopoiesis.

Chapter 2. Normal Red Blood Cell Morphology.

Chapter 3. Variations in Red Blood Cell Morphology.

Chapter 4. Red Blood Cell Inclusions and Parasites.

Chapter 5. Normal White Blood Cell Morphology.

Chapter 6. Variations in White Blood Cell Morphology.

Chapter 7. White Blood Cell Inclusions and Parasites.

Chapter 8. Platelets.

Chapter 9. Lymphoproliferative and MyeloproliferativeDisorders.

Chapter 10. Miscellaneous Findings.

Chapter 11. Avian Hematology.

Chapter 12. Reptilian Hematology.

Appendixes.

1. Semiquantitative Grading Scheme for Evaluation of Red BloodCell Morphology.

2. Semiquantitative Grading Scheme for Evaluation of NeutrophilToxicity.

Glossary.

Selected References.

Index.

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