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Interpretation of equine laboratory diagnostics
PUSTERLA-HIGGINS
Interpretation of equine laboratory diagnostics
1st ed., 428 pages, 30 ill., John Wiley & Sons, January 2018

Item Code: EQUIN320
ISBN: 9781118739792
Weigth: 1500 g
Species: Horse
Discipline: Laboratory medicine
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Description
Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics offers a comprehensive approach to equine laboratory diagnostics, including hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, body fluid analysis, microbiology, clinical parasitology, endocrinology, immunology, and molecular diagnostics.
Offers a practical resource for the accurate interpretation of laboratory results, with examples showing real-world applications
Covers hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, body fluid analysis, microbiology, clinical parasitology, endocrinology, immunology,  and molecular diagnostics
Introduces the underlying principles of laboratory diagnostics
Provides clinically oriented guidance on performing and interpreting laboratory tests
Presents a complete reference to establish and new diagnostic procedures
  • Offers a practical resource for the accurate interpretation of laboratory results, with examples showing real-world applications
  • Covers hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, body fluid analysis, microbiology, clinical parasitology, endocrinology, immunology,  and molecular diagnostics
  • Introduces the underlying principles of laboratory diagnostics
  • Provides clinically oriented guidance on performing and interpreting laboratory tests
  • Presents a complete reference to established and new diagnostic procedures
Contents
Contributors ix
Preface xiii
1 Veterinary Diagnostic Testing 1
Linda Mittel
2 Basic Techniques and Procedures 13
Emir Hodzic
3 Point]of]Care Testing 23
C. Langdon Fielding
4 Test Performance 27
Christian M. Leutenegger
5 Enzymes 33
Leslie Sharkey
6 Kidney Function Tests 39
Leslie Sharkey
7 Carbohydrates 45
Leslie Sharkey
8 Lipids 49
M. Judith Radin
9 Blood Gases 57
Alonso Guedes
10 Electrolytes 67
Krista E. Estell
11 Miscellaneous Solutes 75
Leslie Sharkey
12 Cardiac Troponin 81
Anita Varga
13 Vitamin and Mineral Assessment 85
Carrie J. Finno
14 Toxicologic Diagnostics 99
Robert H. Poppenga
15 Therapeutic Drug Monitorings 109
K. Gary Magdesian
16 Red Blood Cells 113
Jed Overmann
17 Leukocytes 119
Jed Overmann
18 Platelets 127
Jed Overmann
19 Blood Proteins and Acute Phase Proteins 133
Jed Overmann
20 Clotting Times (aPTT and PT) 139
SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks
21 Antithrombin 141
SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks
22 Fibrin and Fibrinogen Degradation Products (FDPs) 143
SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks
23 Coagulation Factors 145
SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks
24 Equine Infectious Anemia Virus 147
Sandra D. Taylor
25 Equine Influenza Virus 151
Beate Crossley and Ashley Hill
26 Alpha]Herpesviruses (EHV]1, EHV]4) 153
Beate Crossley and Ashley Hill
27 Equine Rhinitis Viruses (ERAV, ERBV) 155
Beate Crossley and Ashley Hill
28 Interpretation of Testing for Common Mosquito Transmitted Diseases: West Nile Virus and Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis 157
Maureen T. Long and Kelli L. Barr
29 Streptococcus equi ss equi 165
Ashley G. Boyle
30 Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis 171
Sharon J. Spier and Jennifer Jeske
31 Neorickettisa risticii 177
Sandra D. Taylor
32 Anaplasma phagocytophilum 181
Janet Foley and Nicole Stephenson
33 Lawsonia intracellularis 185
Connie J. Gebhart
34 Borrelia burgdorferi 191
Amy L. Johnson and Bettina Wagner
35 Clostridium difficile 197
K. Gary Magdesian
36 Leptospira spp. 203
Janet Foley and Mary H. Straub
37 Fungal Pathogens 209
Jill Higgins and Nicola Pusterla
38 Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi 215
Amy L. Johnson
39 Babesia caballi and Theileria equi 221
Angela Pelzel]McCluskey and Josie Traub]Dargatz
40 Assessment of Vaccination Status and Susceptibility to Infection 227
W. David Wilson
41 Immune]Mediated Hemolytic Anemia 243
Julia B. Felippe
42 Equine Neonatal Isoerythrolysis 251
Julia B. Felippe
43 Immune]Mediated Thrombocytopenia 257
Julia B. Felippe
44 Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia 263
Julia B. Felippe
45 Cellular Immunity 267
Julia B. Felippe
46 Immunoglobulins 273
Julia B. Felippe
47 Equine Blood Groups and Factors 283
K. Gary Magdesian
48 Bacteriology and Mycology Testing 287
Joshua B. Daniels and Barbara A. Byrne
49 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing 297
K. Gary Magdesian
50 Parasite Control Strategies 301
Wendy Vaala and Robin Houston
51 Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Pathogens 321
Nicola Pusterla and Christian M. Leutenegger
52 Equine Genetic Testing 335
Carrie J. Finno
53 Genetic Tests for Equine Coat Color 349
M. Cecilia T. Penedo
54 Peritoneal Fluid 357
Jorge Nieto
55 Respiratory Secretions 363
Melissa Mazan
56 Pleural Fluid 379
Melissa Mazan
57 Urine Analysis 383
Leslie Sharkey
58 Synovial Fluid 387
Jorge Nieto and Jan Trela
59 Cerebrospinal Fluid 393
Monica Aleman
60 Laboratory Testing for Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 401
Nicholas Frank
61 Endocrine Testing for Reproductive Conditions in Horses 409
Alan Conley and Barry Ball
62 Foaling Predictor Tests 419
Ghislaine A. Dujovne and Camilla. J. Scott
Index 423
Author(s) CV
Nicola Pusterla, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM, is Professor of Equine Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in Davis, California, USA.
 
Jill Higgins, DVM, is a Private Equine Practitioner/Consultant at Equine Consulting Services in Penryn, California, USA.
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