A Comprehensive and Illustrated Guide to the Interpretation of Skin Lesions via Cytological Examination
Author: Francesco Albanese
This book discusses canine and feline skin cytology and the importance of this diagnostic tool in interpreting skin lesions. With more than 600 clinical and cytological color pictures, it explains the cytological patterns observed in all cutaneous inflammatory and neoplastic lesions in cats and dogs, as well as cutaneous metastasis of non-primary skin neoplasms. The first part of the book describes cell morphology and cytological patterns, providing an overview of the normal structure of the skin. In the second chapter, readers learn how to choose the best techniques for different types of lesions. Further chapters present the cytological findings in the main inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases. By focusing on the macroscopic aspects of the lesions from which the cells are collected, it helps readers to interpret cytological specimens. The final chapter explores the cytology of cutaneous metastasis from internal organs or accessory glands. This book offers veterinary students and practitioners alike an essential diagnostic tool.
Master the art and science of specimen collection, preparation, and evaluation with Canine & Feline Cytology: A Color Atlas and Interpretation Guide, Second Edition. This easy-to-use guide covers all body systems and fluids including a special chapter on acquisition and management of cytology specimens. Hundreds of vivid color images of normal tissue alongside abnormal tissue images – plus concise summaries of individual lesions and guidelines for interpretation - will enhance your ability to confidently face any diagnostic challenge. A greatly expanded image collection, with more than 1,200 vivid, full-color photomicrographic illustrations depicting multiple variations of normal and abnormal tissue for fast and accurate diagnosis Clear, concise descriptions of tissue sampling techniques, slide preparation and examination guidelines Helpful hints for avoiding technical pitfalls and improving diagnostic quality of specimens Includes all body systems and fluids as well as pathological changes associated with infectious agents Histologic and histopathologic correlates provided in all organ system chapters. User-friendly format and logical organization facilitates readability and learning. Expert contributors represent the most respected leaders in the field. NEW! Chapter on Fecal Cytology Highlighted boxes featuring Key Points provide helpful tips for best conceptual understanding and diagnostic effectiveness Photomicrographs now include more comparative histology Discussions of broader uses of stains and immunocytochemistry for differential cytologic characterization Expanded chapter on Advanced Diagnostic Techniques includes more methodology and application of current tools, representing advances in both aspiration and exfoliative cytology.
Highly respected in the field, Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat is the complete resource for developing the knowledge and skills you need for clinical laboratory diagnostics. Detailed illustrations and descriptions of cytologic and hematologic samples allow you to diagnose both common and uncommon diseases in dogs and cats. Microscopic evaluation techniques and interpretation guidelines for organ tissue, blood, and other body fluid specimens give you a basic understanding of sample collection and specimen preparation. In addition, algorithms are generously distributed throughout the text, helping you evaluate various cytologic preparations. Over 1,300 vivid, high-resolution images help you identify normal vs. abnormal cells, enabling you to make accurate diagnoses. User-friendly, detailed instructions guide you through in-house laboratory evaluation as well as the submission and transport of samples for culture and commercial laboratory interpretation. Easy-to-follow algorithms and tables facilitate quick access to necessary information and guide you to the most accurate cytologic diagnosis. Contributions from nearly 50 academic and diagnostic laboratory experts provide the best and most current information available. Comprehensive coverage in one all-inclusive resource saves you time. NEW! Four new chapters — The Adrenal Gland, Immunocytochemistry, Flow Cytometry, and Molecular Methods in Lymphoid Malignancies — provide you with detailed information on how these topics relate to clinical disease diagnosis. NEW! Revised chapters throughout the text give you the most complete and up-to-date coverage of recently recognized conditions, new terminology, and new procedures. NEW! Callouts highlighting Tips and Pitfalls facilitate quick access and detailed instructions for in-house laboratory evaluation, including specimen preparation and diagnosis, as well as submission and transport of samples for commercial laboratory interpretation.
Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases is a practical, up-to-date resource covering the most important and cutting-edge advances in the field. Presented by a seasoned educator in a concise, highly visual format, this innovative guide keeps you current with the latest advances in this ever-changing field. 80 case studies illustrate the clinical relevance of the major infectious disease chapters. Well-organized Major Infectious Diseases chapters break down content by etiologic agent and epidemiology, clinical signs and their pathophysiology, physical examination findings, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, immunity, prevention, and public health implications. Over 80 case studies illustrate how the information provided can be applied in everyday practice. Logical approach to laboratory diagnosis guides you through all the steps needed to accurately diagnose and treat viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and algal diseases. Practical protocols provided by expert clinicians guide you in the management of canine and feline patients suspected to have infectious diseases, including handling, disinfection, isolation, and vaccination protocols. Over 500 full color images – geographic distribution maps, life cycle drawings, and hundreds of color photographs – visually illustrate and clarify complex issues. Easy-to-understand tables and boxes make content quickly accessible, eliminating the need to sort through dense text for critical information in the clinical setting.
Clinical Atlas of Canine and Feline Dermatology presents more than a thousand high-quality color photographs depicting common dermatologic diseases and conditions, making it easy for clinicians to quickly evaluate and accurately identify clinical dermatologic lesions. Easy-to-use charts of dermatologic diseases provide differential diagnoses and treatments, helping practitioners to quickly find the most common differential diagnoses, perform appropriate diagnostics, and treat their patients. Written by experienced veterinary dermatologists, the book begins with chapters on essential dermatologic diagnostics and identification and interpretation of skin lesions, featuring pictorial illustrations with commentary of the most common causes. Diagnostic algorithms for pruritus and alopecia simplify the workup of these very common presenting symptoms, and easily referenced tables detail the presentation, diagnosis, and management of hundreds of skin diseases. The book also offers a dermatologic formulary including systemic and topical therapies. Provides more than a thousand images showing the most encountered dermatologic conditions in dogs and cats Includes easy-to-interpret charts of differential diagnoses and treatments Offers diagnostic and treatment algorithms for the most common skin diseases in dogs and cats Presents details of the presentation, diagnosis, and management of hundreds of skin diseases in tables for quick reference Features video clips on a companion website demonstrating dermatologic diagnostic techniques, including skin scrapings and cytology, aspiration of skin masses for cytology, and biopsy Offering fast access to practical information for diagnosing and treating dermatologic disease in small animal practice, Clinical Atlas of Canine and Feline Dermatology is an essential book for any small animal practitioner or veterinary student.
Long-trusted in the field, Cowell & Tyler's Diagnostic Cytology and Hematology of the Dog and Cat, 5th Edition is the complete resource for helping you learn the necessary skills to diagnosis and treat dogs and cats. This essential clinical reference includes detailed illustrations to help you quickly and accurately build a treatment plan for hundreds of medical diagnoses. Microscopic evaluation techniques and interpretation guidelines for organ tissue, blood, and other body fluid specimens provide a basic understanding of sample collection and specimen preparation. In addition, algorithms are generously distributed throughout the text, helping you evaluate various cytologic preparations. Written by a team of experts, this fifth edition includes over 150 new, high-resolution photomicrographs and histopathology images, and a new chapter covering the Female Reproductive Tract. Additionally, an Expert Consult website features the entire text plus an electronic atlas with more than 1,000 full-color photomicrographs depicting abnormalities within each blood cell line! UPDATED! Revised chapters throughout the text give you the most complete and up-to-date coverage of recently recognized conditions, new terminology, and new procedures. Coverage of the basics of specimen collection, preparation, microscopic evaluation, and interpretation for organ tissues, blood, and other body fluids saves you time by having comprehensive information in one all-inclusive resource. Detailed instructions for submission and transport of samples as well as culture and commercial laboratory interpretation guide you through in-house laboratory evaluation. User-friendly, easy-to-follow algorithms and tables facilitate quick access to necessary information and guide you to the most accurate cytologic diagnosis. Over 1,300 vivid, high-resolution images let users zoom in to help identify normal vs. abnormal cells, enabling you to make accurate diagnoses. Contributions from nearly 50 academic and diagnostic laboratory experts provide you with the best and most current information available. NEW and UNIQUE! Expert Consult website has entire text plus an electronic atlas including the Zoomify feature which allows you to zoom in and out of more than 1,000 full-color photomicrographs depicting abnormalities within each blood cell line. NEW! Female Reproductive Tract chapter provides updated coverage of vaginal cytology and includes all-new information on uterine and ovarian aspirates. NEW! More than 150 high-resolution photomicrographs and histopathology images help you identify normal vs. abnormal cells, tissues, and lesions. NEW! Enhanced section on urinalysis with all-new images helps you to identify various types of crystals in urine sediment.
Dog, Cat, Horse and Cow: Self-Assessment Color Review
Author: Kathleen Freeman
Publisher: CRC Press
This book offers a sampling of cytological features and patterns as an aid to study, revision and continuing education for veterinarians in practice and training, for veterinary students, nurses, and technicians. The cases are presented randomly, are illustrated by 267 photomicrographs in full color, and appear as self-assessment questions and detailed explanatory answers. Species covered include the dog, the cat, and the horse, with additional material on the cow.
Manual of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat, Second Editionprovides a valuable asset to the practice library for quick andeasy reference on a busy day. Dealing with all common skin diseasesin both the dog and the cat, particular attention is paid to thedifferences between the two species. Each chapter looks at adifferent type of skin disease with descriptions of clinicalpresentations and a guide for diagnostic tests for each. This bookis a combined update of two of Sue Paterson’s books, SkinDiseases of the Dog and Skin Diseases of the Cat, intoone volume for ease of reference. Particular emphasis is placed on those diagnostic techniquesavailable to the veterinarian within a general practiceenvironment Provides a practical approach to diagnosis and management Contains almost 500 color photographs of common and rare skinconditions
Great pet care begins with an informed owner. When veterinarians have INSTRUCTIONS FOR VETERINARY CLIENTS: Canine and Feline Skin Diseases at their fingertips, giving the owners the information they need is as easy as 1-2-3. Why? Because this handy, complete collection of dog and cat skin disease handouts is designed to be photocopied, so the veterinarian can give the client a copy of the appropriate handout during an office visit. Each handout is organized with a description of the problem, important treatment points, and precautionary instructions. This valuable book covers approximately 78 skin diseases and 13 general therapies, organized by type of skin problem, such as hypersensitivities, neoplasias and parasitic conditions. Using this binder in veterinary practice increases communication between veterinarian and client, and ensures healthier skin for dogs and cats. * Provides up-to-date information on management of skin diseases in dogs and cats. * Contains helpful assessment and history forms to help the veterinarian diagnose the patient's specific problem and monitor treatment. * Includes handouts on 78 skin problems and 13 therapies. * Packages content in a 3-ring overlay binder with 3-hole punched sheets that allow easy access for photocopying. * Presents information in simple, straight forward language that is easily understood by clients. * Provides space on handouts to write additional information and instructions. * Includes a Preface and How To Use section that describe benefits to busy practitioners and staff, so they get the most out of the handouts.
Diagnosis is often the most challenging part of dermatology. Diagnostic dermatology melds both clinical and histopathologic diagnosis by correlating the clinical and microscopic features of skin disease. This book is a heavily illustrated comprehensive overview of clinical dermatology and dermatopathology that will provide the reader with the tools to accurately diagnose skin disease in the dog and cat. The book will prove an indispensable reference for veterinary dermatologists, diagnostic pathologists, and small animal practitioners who seek to improve their skill in diagnostic dermatology. Completely revised second edition, with many new disease descriptions Now with colour clinical photographs illustrating all of the non-neoplastic skin diseases (previous edition had black and white photographs only) Written by internationally renowned experts, it provides a comprehensive overview of clinical dermatology and dermatopathology for all those interested in skin diseases of dogs and cats.