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.
The second edition of BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine is easy to read; chapters are a good length, and there are numerous illustrations that are a nice addition. . . However, this is an extremely complete and updated reference that will be especially useful to veterinarians with a special interest in haematology. (Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association, 16 September 2012)
Chapters pack in color photos, there are no chapters on inflammation and anaemia and other advancements in the field, and the powerful survey will provide an outstanding and in–depth discussion suitable for any veterinary student or practicing clinic. (Midwest Book Review, 1 February 2013)