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Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians



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Now in full color, Hematology Techniques and Concepts for Veterinary Technicians, Second Edition, is a thorough update to this introductory hematology reference. Covering the basics of blood composition, cell morphology, sample collection, handling and preparation, the book is designed specifically for veterinary technicians and students and encourages full understanding of why each test is performed and promotes accurate test results. New to this edition is a chapter dedicated to automated testing, revision of techniques discussed to include the latest technological advancements and a companion web site complete with additional images and review questions.

Author Biography

Gregg L. Voigt, BS, DVM, MS, is a retired veterinary technology instructor from Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, WY. Shannon L. Swist, MS, DVM, is a veterinary pathologist for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture in Trenton, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction to the Hematology Laboratoryp. 3
Composition of Bloodp. 9
Blood Volume and Effects of Blood Lossp. 17
Blood Collection and Handlingp. 23
Blood Smears and Stainingp. 33
Routine Hematology Laboratory Testsp. 41
Automated Laboratory Methods and Instrumentsp. 71
Leukocyte Cell Types and Functionsp. 83
Introduction to the Immune Systemp. 99
Erythrocyte Form, Function, and Indicesp. 113
Erythrocyte Abnormalitiesp. 121
Anemias and Polycythemiasp. 133
Hemostasis and Coagulationp. 141
Hematopoiesis and Bone Marrow Examinationp. 151
Collection and Handling of Cytology Samplesp. 159
Glossaryp. 171
Recommended Readingp. 177
Indexp. 179
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