The basic principles of haematology, which form the core of the Manual, have been updated to include new diagnostic procedures and new treatment strategies. New authors provide a fresh perspective on some topics and there are new chapters on anaemia of inflammation and neoplasia, non–regenerative anaemia, and vascular thrombosis.
Arthropod–transmitted infectious diseases of companion animals are increasingly significant, reflected in updated chapters on leishmaniosis, babesiosis, monocytic ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis, where haematological analysis is part of the first line of diagnosis. Another area in which there have been significant advances since the first edition is feline haemoplasmosis, and a completely revised chapter provides the latest information on these infectious agents.
The section on transfusion medicine has been reorganized and expanded, with stand–alone chapters on canine and feline blood groups and transfusion. A new chapter considers the use of blood substitutes.
The author panel is comprised of internationally recognized specialists from Europe, North America, the Middle–East and Australia. These have worked together with the Editors to produce an essential
book for the veterinary practice.