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Duncan and Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology

Edited By: Kenneth S Latimer

524 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Jul 2011 | Edition: 5 | #197375 | ISBN-13: 9780813820149
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Now in full color throughout, "Duncan and Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology", Fifth Edition offers a comprehensive overview of hematology, hemostasis, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, cytology, and reference intervals in a highly accessible outline format. With information on all major domestic species, the text is designed for the reader to quickly find answers to clinical questions. Taking a problem-solving approach to the interpretation of laboratory data, this book includes clinical cases to illustrate the concepts of laboratory data interpretation, with tables and key words to aid readers in locating and applying information.

The fifth edition has been fully revised to reflect the latest knowledge, diagnostic methods, and practices in veterinary laboratory medicine. A companion website provides the images in PowerPoint and references linked to PubMed at "Duncan and Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine" is an excellent quick reference for practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, clinical interns and residents, and pathology residents.

This text is comprehensive for the domesticated mammalian species, and provides an extremely valuable addition to the texts available for avian clinical pathology.
- Veterinary Record, 25 February 2012

"This is surely a book which will prove invaluable throughout your career."
- Tomorrow's Vets, 1 January 2012

"Links to a companion website provide full reference to all downloadable details in a highly recommended guide for any vet collection."
- The Midwest Book Review, 1 November 2011


Contributing Authors

Chapter 1. Erythrocytes
Chapter 2. Leukocytes
Chapter 3. Hematopoietic Neoplasia
Chapter 4. Hemostasis
Chapter 5. Water, Electrolytes, and Acid Base
Chapter 6. Proteins, Lipids, and Carbohydrates
Chapter 7. Liver
Chapter 8. Digestive System
Chapter 9. Urinary System
Chapter 10. Muscle
Chapter 11. Endocrine System
Chapter 12. Cytology
Chapter 13. Generating and Interpreting Test Results: Test Validity, Quality Control, Reference Values, and Basic Epidemiology

Case Studies

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Kenneth S. Latimer, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, is a veterinary clinical pathologist at Covance Laboratories, Inc. in Vienna, Virginia and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens, Georgia. He has over 32 years of experience in the specialty of veterinary clinical pathology in academic, research, private practice, and industrial settings.

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