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Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians (4th Edition)

by Charles M. Hendrix Ed Robinson

Covering dogs and cats, ruminants, horses, swine, birds, rabbits, laboratory animals, and fish, Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition features clear and concise discussions of the most commonly encountered internal and external parasites. In full-color, with a convenient spiral binding, this resource offers step-by-step guidelines for collecting samples and performing lab procedures. Comprehensive terminology coverage familiarizes you with the language of parasitology for effective communication with other members of the veterinary team, and the enhanced life cycle coverage helps you educate clients about prevention and control strategies. Clear and concise coverage of the most commonly encountered internal and external parasites provides an accessible, informative resource for veterinarians, technicians and students alike. Full-color images of parasites ease your ability to recognize parasites in lab samples. Appendix of parasites for each species shows their location and makes it easy to find discussions on every specific parasite. Chapter on lab procedures offers step-by-step guidelines for gathering samples and performing lab procedures. Emphasis on zoonotic potential of parasites helps you alert other health care workers and clients on ways to prevent transmission of a zoonotic parasite, condition, or syndrome from animals to humans. Basic chapter on terminology familiarizes you with the language of parasitology for more effective communication with clients and colleagues. Heartworm section offers insights on performing and interpreting heartworm diagnostic tests to help you recognize and treat this major parasite. Additional tables of parasites - cross-referencing such categories as body systems affected, taxonomic grouping, host species, and location in host - ensure that you understand the countless ways of categorizing parasites. Consistent presentation of information on individual parasites - including common name, size and location of adult, size of egg, and importance (such as disease condition caused by the parasite adult/egg) - helps you quickly locate vital data. Detailed coverage of parasite life cycles includes additional life cycle drawings to help you easily communicate prevention and control strategies to clients. New pictures of pseudoparasites (yeast cells, pollen grains, plant cells) help you recognize pseudoparasites and understand how they differ from parasites. Expanded chapter on exotics offers more images and detailed discussions of the parasites that affect exotics animals. Vet Tech Threads include chapter outlines, key terms, chapter quizzes, and Technician Notes, to help you focus on key concepts. Online resources on Evolve include an image collection and electronic flash cards for a visual and interactive learning experience.

Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians (5th edition)

by Charles M. Hendrix Margi Sirois

Five American academics contribute nine chapters to an updated text for practicing veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and veterinary technology students. The text covers principles and procedures for laboratory diagnostics in the areas of clinical chemistry, microbiology, hematology, homeostasis, parasitology, urinalysis, immunology, and cytology. It assumes a basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of common species. The new edition has been significantly updated with expanded information reflecting the latest developments in the veterinary clinical laboratory since publication of the 2002 edition. It includes new sections on laboratory mathematics, hematopoiesis, molecular diagnostics, and the physiologic basis of immunity; expanded information on clinical analyzers and quality assurance; and information on professional associations related to veterinary clinical pathology. Illustrated with full color and b&w photomicrographs, charts, and diagrams. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians - Elsevier on VitalSource

by Charles M. Hendrix Margi Sirois

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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