Veterinary Hematology: Atlas of Common Domestic and Non-Domestic Species, 3rd Edition

Now in its third edition, Veterinary Hematology: Atlas of Common Domestic and Non-Domestic Species continues to offer veterinarians and veterinary technicians an essential guide to veterinary hematology. Comprehensive in scope, the atlas presents the fundamentals of both normal and abnormal blood cell morphologies, with coverage of a wide range of species, including dogs, cats, horses, ruminants, llamas, rats, mice, nonhuman primates, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.

Designed as a useful and accessible guide, the updated third edition presents more than 300 color images and includes a new chapter that describes the best techniques for using hematology instruments. The authors—noted experts on the topic—clearly show how to identify and interpret the hematological changes that may occur in a variety of species. In addition, a companion website offers a wealth of additional hematological images. This vital atlas:

  • Provides an updated edition of the popular veterinary hematology atlas for veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians
  • Contains a new instructive chapter on hematology instrumentation
  • Presents hundreds of high-quality color photographs that help in identification
  • Covers a range of species from dogs and cats to birds and reptiles
  • Features a companion website that provides a wealth of hematological images

Written for both novice and experienced veterinarians, Veterinary Hematology provides a complete resource to blood morphologic abnormalities in domestic and non-domestic species.

About The Author

WILLIAM J. REAGAN, DVM, PhD, DACVP, is the Global Clinical Pathology and Biomarker Strategy Lead at Pfizer in Groton, Connecticut, USA.

ARMANDO R. IRIZARRY ROVIRA, DVM, DACVP, is a clinical, anatomical, and toxicologic pathologist in Carmel, Indiana, USA.

DENNIS B. DENICOLA, DVM, PhD, DACVP, is the Medical Affairs Fellow at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., in Westbrook, Maine, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

About the Authors ix

About the Companion Website xi

Chapter 1 Hematopoiesis 1

Chapter 2 Normal Red Blood Cell Morphology 11

Chapter 3 Variations in Red Blood Cell Morphology 15

Chapter 4 Red Blood Cell Inclusions and Parasites 25

Chapter 5 Normal White Blood Cell Morphology 31

Chapter 6 Variations in White Blood Cell Morphology 45

Chapter 7 White Blood Cell Inclusions and Parasites 51

Chapter 8 Platelets 55

Chapter 9 Lymphoproliferative and Myeloproliferative Disorders 57

Chapter 10 Miscellaneous Findings 67

Chapter 11 Avian Hematology 71

Chapter 12 Reptilian and Amphibian Hematology 83

Chapter 13 Integration of Blood Film and Hematology Analyzer Cytograms 99

Appendix A Semiquantitative Grading Scheme for Evaluation of Red Blood Cell Morphology 107

Appendix B Semiquantitative Grading Scheme for Evaluation of Neutrophil Toxicity 109

Glossary 111

Bibliography 115

Index 117

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