Veterinary Cytology

Veterinary Cytology

By Leslie C. Sharkey, M. Judith Radin and Davis M. Seelig

Veterinary Cytology Book PDF offers a state-of-the-art, evidence-based reference to all aspects of veterinary cytology. Truly multidisciplinary in its approach, chapters are written by experts in fields ranging from clinical pathology to internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology, drawing the various specialties together to create a comprehensive picture of cytology’s role in diagnosis and treatment of animal disease. Firmly grounded in the primary literature, the book focuses on companion animals, with special chapters for species with fewer publications. Chapters are logically organized by body system, with additional chapters on tumors of particular import and diagnostic decision making.

The first two sections of Veterinary Cytology focus on cytology techniques, quality control, and special laboratory techniques. Subsequent sections are organ/tissue-based and reflect what is known about the canine, feline, and equine species. This is followed by chapters on non-traditional species, including exotic companion mammals, rabbits, cattle, camelids, non-human primates, reptiles and birds, amphibians, fish, invertebrates, and sheep and goats. The last section highlights some unique features of the applications of cytology in industry settings.

  • Provides a gold-standard reference to data-driven information about cytologic analysis in companion animal species
  • Brings together authors from a wide range of specialties to present a thorough survey of cytology’s use in veterinary medicine
  • Offers broader species coverage and greater depth than any cytology reference currently available

Veterinary Cytology is an essential resource for clinical and anatomic pathologists and any specialist in areas using cytology, including veterinary oncologists, criticalists, surgeons, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, and internists.

Table of Contents



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Section 1: Basic Cytology Techniques

1. Sample collection

2. Routine stains and automated stainers

3. Microbiologic review of cytology samples

4. Evidence-based cytology

5. General approach to diagnostic cytology

Section 2: Quality Control and Special Laboratory Techniques

6. Quality assurance in cytology

7. Cytochemical staining: techniques and quality assurance

8. Cell block preparation techniques and applications in veterinary medicine

9. Molecular clonality testing

10. Cytogenetics

Section 3: Skin and Subcutis

11. Inflammatory diseases of the skin

12. Dermal and subcutaneous masses

13. Cutaneous mast cell tumors

14. Plasma cell tumors

15. Melanoma

16. Soft tissue sarcomas

Section 4: Ear and Eye

17. Ear cytology

18. Collection of ophthalmic cytology specimens

19. Ocular cytology of the dog

20. Ocular cytology of the cat

21. Ocular cytology of the horse

Section 5: Musculoskeletal System

22. Muscle

23. Bone and periarticular structures

Section 6: Respiratory System

24. Upper respiratory tract of the dog and cat

25. Lower respiratory tract of the dog and cat

26. Respiratory cytology of the horse

Section 7: Hemolymphatic System

27. Lymph nodes

28. Spleen

29. Thymus

Section 8: Gastrointestinal Tract

30. Oral cavity

31. Esophagus and stomach

32. Intestines and rectum

33. Fecal cytology

Section 9: Liver and Pancreas

34. Non-neoplastic disorders of the liver

35. Hepatobiliary neoplasia and cancer staging

36. Pancreas

Section 10: Urinary Tract

37. Kidney

38. Urinary bladder

39. Urine cytology

Section 11: Reproductive Tract

40. Testes, ovaries and prostate

41. Evaluation of semen

42. Vaginal cytology in the bitch and queen

43. Uterine cytology

44. Mammary gland

Section 12: Endocrine

45. Thyroid and parathyroid glands

46. Adrenal gland

Section 13: Central Nervous System

47. Central nervous system neoplasia in the dog and cat

48. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis in the dog and cat

49. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis in horses and large animals

Section 14: Fluid Analysis

50. Laboratory techniques for fluid analysis

51. Pericardial fluid

52. Abdominal and thoracic fluid analysis in dogs and cats

53. Abdominal and thoracic fluid analysis in horses

54. Synovial fluid analysis of the dog and cat

55. Synovial fluid analysis of the horse

Section 15: Species Specific Cytology

56. Exotic companion mammals

57. Rabbit

58. Cattle

59. Camelids

60. Non-human primates

61. Reptiles and birds

62. Amphibians

63. Fish

64. Invertebrates

65. Sheep and goats

Section 16: Applications of Cytology in Industry

66. Cytological evaluation in biomedical research and toxicity studies


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