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This books on general pathology is written specifically for veterinary nurses and those new to the subject. It builds on prior knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry to explain the pathological changes that occur in sick animals. The book provides an understanding of the effects of various disease processes, and relates these to clinical presentation, diagnosis and prognosis, and treatment rationales. It is presented in an easy to read format, with many illustrations and summary boxes to aid comprehension. Each chapter has a useful 'test yourself' section to test understanding.
Introduction.1. Aetiology.2. Cell Injury: Reversible and Irreversible injury; Cellular Degeneration.3. Necrosis: Clarification.4. Inflammation: Acute; Suppuration; Tissue Repair; Chronic Inflammation.5. Disorders of Cell and Tissue Growth: Atrophy, Hypertrophy, Hyperplasia, Metaplasia; Neoplasia; Tumour Development; Tumour Spread; Effects of Animal on Tumour; Diagnosis of Tumours, Cell Features; Effects of Tumour on Animal.
Dr Harriet Brooks, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS. Lecturer in Anatomic Pathology, The Royal Veterinary College