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Pathology and Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians

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ISBN-10: 140183745X

ISBN-13: 9781401837457

Edition: 2005

Authors: Leland Shapiro

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This is the publication professionals and future professionals turn to for detailed information on pathology and parasitology in veterinary medicine. It features clear-cut descriptions, case studies, and methodologies experienced in the practical setting. Veterinary professionals and those in the animal, equine, dairy, and poultry fields will benefit from explanations about technical procedures, parasite life cycles, zoonotic potential, diagnosis, and treatment. A review of current literature provides valuable background, and the accompanying CD-ROM Image Library features extensive color images of parasites and various pathologies.
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Book details

List price: $151.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 7/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 273
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pathology
Introduction to Pathology
What Is Pathology?
History and Development
Chapter Review
Cell Injury and Cell Death
Necrosis and Patterns of Necrosis
Adaptations of Cells in Response to Injury
Pathological Mineralization and Pigmentation
Case Study: Rat Poisoning: Roenticide Toxicity (Cell Damage)
Chapter Review
Inflammation and Healing
Acute Inflammation
Chronic and Granulomatous Inflammation
Healing of Injured Tissue
Case Study: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (Mammary Tumor Neoplasia)
Case Study: Johne's Disease (Paratuberculosis)
Chapter Review
Fluid and Circulatory Disturbances
Hemodynamic Disturbances
Fluid Imbalances
Case Study: Toxicity
Chapter Review
Neoplasia: An Introduction to Tumors
Classification of Tumors
Behavior of Tumors
Chemical Carcinogenesis
Malignant versus Benign
Case Study: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Chapter Review
Immunological Diseases
Immunity
Autoimmunity
Mechanisms of Tissue Damage in Autoimmune Disease
Disturbances in Immune Function
Case Study: Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Chapter Review
Mechanisms of Infections and Causes of Infectious Disease
The Fate of the Infecting Organism
Sources of Infection
Infection and Contagion
Properties of Pathogenic Organisms
Mechanisms of Disease Production by Pathogenic Organisms
Pathogenesis of Parasitic Infections
Tolerance in the Host-Parasite Relationship
Case Study: Parvovirus
Chapter Review
Genetic Disorders
Categories of Genetic Disorders
Molecular Diagnosis
Case Study: Canine Panosteitis
Case Study: Hip Dysplasia
Case Study: Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis
Chapter Review
Environmental and Nutritional Diseases
Air Pollution
Chemical and Drug Injury
Physical Injury
Nutritional Disease
Nutritional Excesses and Imbalances
Chapter Review
Zoonnoses and Safety on the Job
Zoonoses
Parasitic Diseases
Bacterial Diseases
Viral Diseases
Protozoal Diseases
Case Study: Ringworm Dermatophytosis
Tick-Borne Diseases
Chapter Review
Clinical Parasitology
The Variety of Parasites
Infestation versus Infection
Types of Parasites
Case Study: Lyme Disease
Chapter Review
Ectoparasites of Large Animals
Common Ectoparasites
Ectoparasites of Cattle
Ectoparasites of Sheep
Ectoparasites of Swine
Ectoparasites of Horses
Case Study: Cattle Grubs (Hypodermosis of Cattle)
Chapter Review
Ectoparasites of Small Animals
Ectoparasites of Dogs and Cats
Ectoparasites of Rabbits and Rodents
Ectoparasites of Ferrets, Foxes, and Mink
Ectoparasites of Reptiles
Ectoparasites of Chickens, Turkeys, and Other Birds
Case Study: Canine Demodicosis Demodex
Chapter Review
Endoparasites of Large Animals
Endoparasites of Companion, Laboratory, and Farm Animals
Endoparasites of Ruminants (Cattle, Sheep, and Goats)
Endoparasites of Swine and Pet Pigs
Endoparasites of Horses
Case Study: Roundworms in Pigs (Ascaris suum)
Chapter Review
Endoparasites of Small Animals
Endoparasites of Dogs and Cats
Endoparasites of Ferrets
Endoparasites of Rodents and Rabbits
Endoparasites of Reptiles
Endoparasites of Poultry and Other Birds
Case Study: Heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis)
Chapter Review
Important Techniques for Veterinary Technicians
How to Do a Staining for Cytologic Preparations and Bacteria Examination
How to Prepare an Ear Cytology and Microbiological Examination
How to Do a Fine Needle Aspiration
How to Do a Cellophane Tape Preparation for Lice or Mites
How to Do a Skin Scraping
How to Do a Direct Smear for a Fecal Exam
How to Do a Fecal Flotation
How to Use the Modified Knott's Technique for Heartworm
How to Use the Filter Technique for Heartworm
How to Use the Buffy Coat Method for Microfilariae
How to Do a Fungal Culture Using Dermatophyte Testing Media
How to Do a Blood Smear
How to Use a Hemacytometer for a White Blood Cell
How to Do a Urinalysis
Common Diseases
Mice and Rats
Guinea Pigs
Rabbits
Cats
Dogs
Primates
Glossary
Index