Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians

Author: Charles Mackey Hendrix,Margi Sirois

Publisher: Mosby

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Now in full color with hundreds of new illustrations, this essential resource covers the broad spectrum of laboratory procedures that technicians need to perform effectively in the practice setting. It presents step-by-step coverage of the basics of all laboratory work-ups - microbiology, hematology, immunology, parasitology, urinalysis, and cytology - providing the latest information on the most widely used tests such as complete blood count and immunologic assays. Clearly presents the fundamentals of microbiology, hematology, urinalysis, immunology, parasitology, and cytology along with the laboratory procedures used to perform tests in these fields. Features the latest information on the most widely used tests, including complete blood count, urinalysis, and immunology assays. Features step-by-step procedure boxes, for quick mastery of essential skills. Extensive full-color illustrations enhance descriptions of normal and abnormal findings. New co-author Margi Sirois is a respected author and renowned speaker on laboratory procedures, particularly clinical pathology. Now in full-color with hundreds of vivid illustrations that demonstrate key concepts. New smaller size is more convenient and portable. Features expanded sections on laboratory safety and quality control, all routine CBC and coagulation tests, serum chemistry tests, electrolyte and endocrine function testing, innate and adaptive immune systems, bone marrow evaluation, and cytology sample collection and handling. New sections include the formation of blood cells, histograms produced by automated cell counters, bacterial and fungal morphology, microorganisms, molecular diagnostics, radioimmunoassay and fluorescent antibody (FA) testing, the physiology of immunity, and algorithms for the evaluation of cytology samples. Dozens of new chemistry, hematology, and microbiology boxes and tables synthesize essential information. Key Points summarize important concepts for quick review.
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Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians

Author: Gregg L. Voigt,Shannon L. Swist

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119946123

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Now in full color, Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, Second Edition is a thorough update to this introduction to the fundamental concepts of collecting, handling, and preparing hematology samples. Covering the basics of blood composition, cell morphology, and sample collection, handling, and preparation, the book is designed specifically for veterinary technicians and students to gain a full understanding of why each test is performed and ensure accurate test results. In addition to addressing advances in technology, equipment, and test techniques throughout, a new chapter covers automated testing, and a companion website provides review questions and images from the book for download at www.wiley.com/go/voigt. Key concepts have also been added to each chapter to better promote learning, and terms are now defined throughout the text, with the definitions collected into a glossary. User-friendly and well-illustrated with charts, reference values, algorithms and photomicrographs, Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, Second Edition is a key reference for veterinary technicians and veterinary technology students.
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Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry

Author: Mary Anna Thrall,Glade Weiser,Robin Allison,Terry Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118378407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

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Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, Second Edition is a well-illustrated, user-friendly reference on veterinary laboratory diagnostic techniques and interpretation. Covering both hematology and chemistry for a wide range of species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish, the book provides an overview of these critical veterinary skills. This Second Edition includes many revisions and additions, including new chapters on molecular diagnostics of hematologic malignancies and lipid pathology, updates to reflect advances in diagnostic instrumentation and capabilities, significant revisions to the data interpretation chapter to provide introductory guidance, and current information on immunodiagnostics and laboratory diagnostics of renal, endocrine, and calcium metabolic pathologies. Beginning with the basic principles of laboratory testing and diagnosis, the book moves into in-depth information on hematology and chemistry of common domestic and non-domestic species. Clinical case presentations, supplying case data and offering narrative discussions to promote skills, have been expanded and incorporated into the body of the book. Packed with useful information for veterinary students, technicians, pathologists, and researchers, Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry is an essential addition to any veterinary library.
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Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

Author: Monica M. Tighe,Marg Brown

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075681

Category: Medical

Page: 640

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Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd edition introduces and reviews the material in each of your veterinary technology courses. Key topics ranging from basic and clinical science, diagnostics and applications, to professional practices and issues are presented in a user-friendly outline format that is ideal whether you're a new student or you're reviewing for your certification exams. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Comprehensive coverage of veterinary technology spans basic and clinical sciences, applications, patient management, nursing, nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, as well as personal, practice and professional management skills - everything you need for both the U.S. and Canadian certification exams. Care of large animals, birds, reptiles and laboratory animals, in addition to cats and dogs, is included. Chapter outlines, learning outcomes and expanded glossaries help you comprehend and retain essential material. Summary tables are ideal for reference or review. Review questions at the end of each chapter, in addition to a 300-question comprehensive review exam, test and reinforce your knowledge of veterinary technology. Six appendixes ensure crucial resources are always at your fingertips. State-of-the-art Alternative Imaging Technology chapter discusses computed tomography and nuclear scintigraphy to complement ultrasound technology. Enhanced content highlights vet tech responsibilities in genetics, small animal nursing, veterinary dentistry, zoonoses, breeding/reproduction, neonatal care, and much more. Small animal nursing instruction now includes dermatology, auricular treatments and ophthalmology. Extended pharmacology coverage features pain management. Personal and practice management skills include expanded OSHA/WHMIS guidelines and ethics discussions.
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Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures

Author: Brianne Bellwood,Melissa Andrasik-Catton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118341937

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures is a quick-reference guide to conducting common laboratory tests. Carefully designed for fast access, the book covers common laboratory equipment, quality control, blood analysis, urinalysis, parasitology, and cytology. Important information is clearly and succinctly outlined for frequently used lab tests, providing step-by-step procedures, discussions of common errors, and tips and tricks, with more than 200 color images to aid in identification. A companion website offers case studies, crossword puzzles, figures from the book in PowerPoint, and additional figures not found in the printed book at www.wiley.com/go/bellwoodhandbook. Veterinary Technician's Handbook of Laboratory Procedures is an invaluable tool for finding essential information on performing a wide range of laboratory tests.
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Veterinary Hematology

Atlas of Common Domestic and Non-Domestic Species

Author: William J. Reagan,Armando R. Irizarry Rovira,Dennis B. DeNicola

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119064813

Category: Medical

Page: 136

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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.
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Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team

Author: Andrew J. Rosenfeld,Sharon M. Dial

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111827556X

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team is a concise, reliable resource for technical team members performing clinical diagnostic evaluation. Focusing on sample handling, machinery calibration, normal physiology and anatomy, clinical diagnostics, and disease processes, the book helps technical team members to consistently achieve high-quality results in small animal lab work. An essential bench-side reference for in-house laboratories, the book includes a DVD with interactive cases to build skills in reading and interpreting digital slides. With chapters on blood counts, chemistry, urinalysis and electrolytes, advanced diagnostics, and cytology, Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Team offers key technical information for consistently obtaining and evaluating samples. The book is a practical resource for anyone performing lab work, including veterinary technicians, technician and veterinary students, and veterinarians.
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Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology

Author: Terry Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118611152

Category: Medical

Page: 424

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Exotic Animal Hematology and Cytology, Fourth Editionupdates the most comprehensive reference available on exotic animalhematology and cytology of all major species. Acts as both an atlas and a text, offering high-qualityphotographs and step-by-step descriptions of techniques associatedwith preparing and interpreting hematology and cytologysamples Presents complete information on hematology and cytology in awide range of exotic species, including small mammals, birds,reptiles, amphibians, and fish Includes more than 700 high-quality color photographs, now withsizing bars Takes a new disease-based structure for improved ease ofuse Provides straightforward step-by-step descriptions of samplepreparation and interpretation
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Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing

Author: Victoria Aspinall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702058823

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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"..this book is also worth having close at hand for unfamiliar situation.." Reviewed by Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Vet Nurses Today, March 2015 All the principal basic procedures are covered Uses a step-by-step ‘action/rationale’ approach for maximum clarity Covers companion animals and exotic species Never struggle to find definitive information on basic procedures again A reference guide to best practice for both qualified and trainee veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians Presents full colour artworks and photographs throughout Includes brand new chapter on Minor Surgical Procedures Includes brand new chapter on Basic Clinical Procedures in the Horse Anaesthesia sections have been extensively updated Gives access to the Aspinall online library of clinical procedures videos
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