Fundamentals Of Veterinary Clinical Pathology
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.
Table of Contents
Preface viiAcknowledgments ix1 Introductory Concepts 32 Leukocytes 533 Erythrocytes 1074 Platelets 2235 Hemostasis 2596 Bone Marrow and Lymph Node 3237 Proteins 3698 Urinary System 4159 Monovalent Electrolytes and Osmolality 49510 Blood Gases, Blood pH, and Strong Ion Difference 55911 Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Their Regulatory Hormones 59312 Enzymes 63913 Liver Function 67514 Glucose, Ketoamines, and Related Regulatory Hormones 70715 Exocrine Pancreas and Intestine 73916 Lipids 76317 Thyroid Function 78318 Adrenocortical Function 80519 Cavitary Effusions 831* Color plates between pages 494 and 495Index 869