Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics

  • ID: 4290562
  • Book
  • 448 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics offers a comprehensive approach to equine laboratory diagnostics, including hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, body fluid analysis, microbiology, clinical parasitology, endocrinology, immunology, and molecular diagnostics. The book is an easy–to–use introduction to performing diagnostic tests and aids in the interpretation of results with examples and comparative data on the test performance. This practical manual provides a quick clinical reference for accurately interpreting laboratory diagnostics.

Chapters cover basic principles, analytical techniques, analytes, hematology, clinical chemistry, serological tests, immunological tests, endocrine tests, blood groups, microbiology, clinical parasitology, and molecular diagnostics. Presenting established and new diagnostic procedures, Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics represents a unique resource for veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and equine veterinarians who have an interest in equine laboratory diagnostics.

Key features

  • Offers a practical resource for the accurate interpretation of laboratory results, with examples showing real–world applications
  • Covers hematology, clinical chemistry, serology, body fluid analysis, microbiology, clinical parasitology, endocrinology, immunology, and molecular diagnostics
  • Introduces the underlying principles of laboratory diagnostics
  • Provides clinically oriented guidance on performing and interpreting laboratory tests
  • Presents a complete reference to established and new diagnostic procedures
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Contributors ix

Preface xiii

1 Veterinary Diagnostic Testing 1Linda Mittel

2 Basic Techniques and Procedures 13Emir Hodzic

3 Point ]of ]Care Testing 23C. Langdon Fielding

4 Test Performance 27Christian M. Leutenegger

5 Enzymes 33Leslie Sharkey

6 Kidney Function Tests 39Leslie Sharkey

7 Carbohydrates 45Leslie Sharkey

8 Lipids 49M. Judith Radin

9 Blood Gases 57Alonso Guedes

10 Electrolytes 67Krista E. Estell

11 Miscellaneous Solutes 75Leslie Sharkey

12 Cardiac Troponin 81Anita Varga

13 Vitamin and Mineral Assessment 85Carrie J. Finno

14 Toxicologic Diagnostics 99Robert H. Poppenga

15 Therapeutic Drug Monitorings 109K. Gary Magdesian

16 Red Blood Cells 113Jed Overmann

17 Leukocytes 119Jed Overmann

18 Platelets 127Jed Overmann

19 Blood Proteins and Acute Phase Proteins 133Jed Overmann

20 Clotting Times (aPTT and PT) 139SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks

21 Antithrombin 141SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks

22 Fibrin and Fibrinogen Degradation Products (FDPs) 143SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks

23 Coagulation Factors 145SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks

24 Equine Infectious Anemia Virus 147Sandra D. Taylor

25 Equine Influenza Virus 151Beate Crossley and Ashley Hill

26 Alpha ]Herpesviruses (EHV ]1, EHV ]4) 153Beate Crossley and Ashley Hill

27 Equine Rhinitis Viruses (ERAV, ERBV) 155Beate Crossley and Ashley Hill

28 Interpretation of Testing for Common Mosquito Transmitted Diseases: West Nile Virus and Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis 157Maureen T. Long and Kelli L. Barr

29 Streptococcus equi ss equi 165Ashley G. Boyle

30 Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis 171Sharon J. Spier and Jennifer Jeske

31 Neorickettisa risticii 177Sandra D. Taylor

32 Anaplasma phagocytophilum 181Janet Foley and Nicole Stephenson

33 Lawsonia intracellularis 185Connie J. Gebhart

34 Borrelia burgdorferi 191Amy L. Johnson and Bettina Wagner

35 Clostridium difficile 197K. Gary Magdesian

36 Leptospira spp. 203Janet Foley and Mary H. Straub

37 Fungal Pathogens 209Jill Higgins and Nicola Pusterla

38 Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi 215Amy L. Johnson

39 Babesia caballi and Theileria equi 221Angela Pelzel ]McCluskey and Josie Traub ]Dargatz

40 Assessment of Vaccination Status and Susceptibility to Infection 227W. David Wilson

41 Immune ]Mediated Hemolytic Anemia 243Julia B. Felippe

42 Equine Neonatal Isoerythrolysis 251Julia B. Felippe

43 Immune ]Mediated Thrombocytopenia 257Julia B. Felippe

44 Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia 263Julia B. Felippe

45 Cellular Immunity 267Julia B. Felippe

46 Immunoglobulins 273Julia B. Felippe

47 Equine Blood Groups and Factors 283K. Gary Magdesian

48 Bacteriology and Mycology Testing 287Joshua B. Daniels and Barbara A. Byrne

49 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing 297K. Gary Magdesian

50 Parasite Control Strategies 301Wendy Vaala and Robin Houston

51 Molecular Diagnostics for Infectious Pathogens 321Nicola Pusterla and Christian M. Leutenegger

52 Equine Genetic Testing 335Carrie J. Finno

53 Genetic Tests for Equine Coat Color 349M. Cecilia T. Penedo

54 Peritoneal Fluid 357Jorge Nieto

55 Respiratory Secretions 363Melissa Mazan

56 Pleural Fluid 379Melissa Mazan

57 Urine Analysis 383Leslie Sharkey

58 Synovial Fluid 387Jorge Nieto and Jan Trela

59 Cerebrospinal Fluid 393Monica Aleman

60 Laboratory Testing for Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders 401Nicholas Frank

61 Endocrine Testing for Reproductive Conditions in Horses 409Alan Conley and Barry Ball

62 Foaling Predictor Tests 419Ghislaine A. Dujovne and Camilla. J. Scott

Index 423

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The editors
Nicola Pusterla, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM,
is Professor of Equine Internal Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in Davis, California, USA.

Jill Higgins, DVM, is a Private Equine Practitioner/Consultant at Equine Consulting Services in Penryn, California, USA.

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