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Veterinary Hematology
Sixth edition
edited by Douglas J. Weiss

The long-awaited Sixth edition of Schalm’s Veterinary Hematology has been revised and reorganized to increase accessibility and cohesiveness of the text.

Topics are grouped within established disciplines in hematology, and outlines are now included at the beginning of each chapter. The book features new sections on Hematotoxicity and Quality Control and Laboratory Techniques, and includes expanded sections on Laboratory Animal Hematology, Species Specific Hematology, and Hematologic Neoplasia.

With in-depth coverage on all aspects of the field, this comprehensive reference is an essential purchase for veterinary clinical hematologists, internists, and students.


Section I. Hematopoiesis

  1. Embryonic and Fetal Hematopoiesis
  2. Structure of Bone Marrow
  3. Stem Cell Biology
  4. Cluster of Differentiation (CD) Antigens
  5. The Hematopoietic System
  6. Erythropoiesis
  7. Granulopoiesis
  8. Monocyte and Dendritic Cell Production and Distribution
  9. Thrombopoiesis
  10. Lymphopoiesis
  11. Vasculogenesis/Endothelial Progenitor Cells

Section II. Hematotoxicity

  1. Design and Methods Used for Preclinical Hematotoxicity Studies
  2. Interpretation of Hematology Data in Preclinical Toxicological Studies
  3. Preclinical Evaluation of Compound-Related Cytopenias
  4. Preclinical Evaluation of Compound-Related Alterations in Hemostasis
  5. Drug-induced Blood Cell Disorders
  6. Myelonecrosis and Acute Inflammation
  7. Chronic Inflammation and Secondary Myelofibrosis
  8. Infectious Injury to Bone Marrow

Section III. Erythrocytes

  1. Erythrocyte Structure and Function
  2. Erythrocyte Biochemistry
  3. Erythrokinetics and Erythrocyte Destruction
  4. Erythrocyte Morphology
  5. Laboratory and Clinical Diagnosis of Anemia
  6. Polycythemia
  7. Iron and Copper Deficiency and Disorder of Iron Metabolism
  8. The Prophyrias and Prophyrinurias
  9. Erythrocyte Enzyme Abnormalities
  10. Erythrocyte Membrane Defects
  11. Congenital Dyserythropoiesis
  12. Anemias Caused by Rickettsia and Protozoa
  13. Anemia Associated with Bacteria and Viral Infections
  14. Immune-mediated Anemia in the Dog
  15. Immune-mediated Anemia in the Cat
  16. Immune-mediated Anemias in Ruminants and Horses
  17. Anemias Associated with Oxidative Injury
  18. Anemia of Inflammatory, Neoplastic, Renal, and Endocrine Diseases
  19. Pure Red Cell Aplasia
  20. Aplastic Anemia

Section IV. Leukocytes

  1. Neutrophil Structure and Biochemistry
  2. Neutrophil Distribution and Function
  3. Neutrophil Function Disorders
  4. Eosinophils and their Disorders
  5. Basophils, Mast Cells and Their Disorders
  6. Monocytes and Macrophages and Their Disorders
  7. Interpretation of Ruminant Leukocyte Responses
  8. Interpretation of Equine Leukocyte Responses
  9. Interpretation of Canine Leukocyte Responses
  10. Interpretation of Feline Leukocyte Responses
  11. Determination and Interpretation of the Avian Leukogram
  12. Biology of Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells
  13. Structure, Function, and Disorders of Lymphoid Tissue
  14. Disorders of the Spleen
  15. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  16. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  17. T cell, Immunoglobulin, and Complement Immunodeficiency Disorders
  18. Severe Combined Immunodeficiencies
  19. Benign Lymphadenopathies

Section V. Hematologic Neoplasia

  1. Cell Cycle Control in Hematopoietic Cells
  2. Epidemiology of Hematopoietic Neoplasia
  3. Genetics of Hematopoietic Neoplasia
  4. Transforming Retroviruses
  5. Bone Marrow-derived Sarcomas
  6. Classification of Lymphoma and Leukemia
  7. General Features of Leukemia and Lymphoma
  8. Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  9. Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  10. Mast Cell Cancer
  11. B-cell Tumors
  12. Plasma Cell Tumors
  13. Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  14. T cell Lymphoproliferative Diseases
  15. Histiocytic Proliferative Diseases
  16. Gene Therapy

Section VI. Platelets

  1. Platelet Structure
  2. Platelet Biochemistry Signal Transduction and Function
  3. Platelet Kinetics and Laboratory Evaluation of Thrombocytopenia
  4. Immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia
  5. Non-immune-mediated Thrombocytopenia
  6. Essential Thrombocythemia and Reactive Thrombocytosis
  7. von Willebrand Disease
  8. Inherited Intrinsic Platelet Disorders
  9. Acquired Platelet Dysfunction

Section VII. Hemostasis

  1. Overview of Hemostasis
  2. Acquired Coagulopathies
  3. Hereditary Coagulopathies
  4. Thrombotic Disorders
  5. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  6. Vascular Diseases
  7. Treatment of Hemostatic Defects
  8. Overview of Avian Hemostasis

Section VIII. Transfusion Medicine

  1. Erythrocyte Antigens and Blood Groups
  2. Granulocyte and Platelet Antigens
  3. Principles of Canine and Feline Blood Collection, Processing, and Storage.
  4. Red Blood Cell Transfusion in the Dog and Cat
  5. Transfusion of Plasma Products
  6. Platelet and Granulocyte Transfusion
  7. Blood Transfusion in Large Animals
  8. Blood Transfusion in Exotic Species
  9. Transfusion Reactions
  10. Major Histocompatability Complex Antigens
  11. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  12. Clinical Use of Hemopoietic Growth Factors

Section IX. Species Specific Hematology

  1. Normal Hematology of the Dog
  2. Normal Hematology of the Cat
  3. Normal Hematology of the Horse
  4. Normal Hematology of Cattle
  5. Normal Hematology of Sheep, and Goats
  6. Normal Hematology of the Pig
  7. Hematology of Laboratory Animals
  8. Hematology of Ferrets
  9. Hematology of Guinea Pigs
  10. Hematology of the Mongolian Gerbil
  11. Hematology of the Syrian (Golden) Hamster
  12. Hematology of Camelids
  13. Hematology of Cervids
  14. Hematology of Water Buffalo
  15. Hematology of the American Bison
  16. Hematology of Reindee
  17. Hematology of Elephants
  18. Hematology of Marine Mammals
  19. Hematology of Chickens and Turkeys
  20. Hematology of Psittacines
  21. Hematology of Waterfowl and Raptors
  22. Hematology of Ratites
  23. Hematology of Fish
  24. Hematology of Reptiles
  25. Hematology of Elasmobranchs

Section X. Quality Control and Laboratory Techniques

  1. Quality Control
  2. Diagnostic Test Validation
  3. Reference Intervals
  4. Evaluation of Bone Marrow
  5. Assays for Hematopoietic Precursor Cells
  6. Radiolabeling and Scintigraphic Imaging of Platelets and Leukocytes
  7. Automated Hematology Systems
  8. Reticulocyte and Heinz Body Staining and Enumeration
  9. Flow Cytometry
  10. Laboratory Testing of Coagulation Disorders
  11. Clinical Blood Typing and Crossmatching
  12. Testing for Immune-mediated Hematologic Disease
  13. Evaluation of Neutrophil Function
  14. Evaluation of Platelet Function
  15. Immunophenotyping and Determination of Clonality
  16. Cytochemical Staining
  17. Electrophoresis and Acute Phase Protein Measurement
  18. Measurement of Serum Iron Concentration, TIBC, and Serum Ferritin Concentration
  19. Molecular Techniques and Real time-PCR
  20. Genetic Evaluation of Inherited and Acquired Hematologic Disease


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Schalm's Veterinary Hematology
Sixth edition
edited by Douglas J. Weiss

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