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- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
- Format: Paperback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 172mm x 240mm x 18mm | 558g
- Publication date: 1 March 2010
- Publication City/Country: Chicester
- ISBN 10: 1405155906
- ISBN 13: 9781405155908
- Edition: 1
- Sales rank: 260,910
One of the first books on general pathology written specifically for veterinary nurses and those new to the subject. It builds on prior knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry to explain the pathological changes that occur in sick animals. The book provides an understanding of the effects of various disease processes, and relates these to clinical presentation, diagnosis and prognosis, and treatment rationales. Presented in an easy to read format, with many illustrations and summary boxes to aid comprehension. Each chapter has a useful "test yourself" section to test understanding.
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Dr Harriet Brooks, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS. Lecturer in Anatomic Pathology, The Royal Veterinary College
"The author has written an excellent book for the beginning veterinary technician student, assistants or someone interested in a good overall review of clinical pathology...I would highly recommend this text to any veterinary technician program." (The Vin Store, June 2010) "It is obvious that [the author's] knowledge is extensive and her passion for her subject is woven throughout the book." "The author has written an excellent book for the beginning veterinary technician student, assistants or someone interested in a good overall review of clinical pathology. The book is not intended for veterinarians or experienced technicians unless they would like the review. This basic information is very well presented. I would highly recommend this text to any veterinary technician program." (Veterinary Information Network, June 2010)
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"A good understanding of pathology will turn a competent veterinary nurse into an outstanding one." Harriet Brooks.This is one of the first books on general pathology designed specifically for veterinary nurses and veterinary nursing students.Pathology underpins all you do as a veterinary nurse. Knowledge of the general pathological processes will give you a deeper understanding of every aspect of an animal's health. Building on your prior knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, the book explains the pathological changes that occur in sick animals. It describes the various disease processes and shows you how to relate them to clinical presentation, diagnosis and prognosis, and treatment rationales. This book will give you the knowledge and confidence to develop your role within the veterinary team.Designed as a concise, easy to read textbook, it includes: Detailed illustrations to explain the science behind the pathological processesSummary boxes of key information to aid revisionA 'test yourself' section at the end of each chapter
Table of contents
About This Book. Acknowledgements. 1 Introduction to Veterinary Pathology. What is pathology? Who 'does' pathology? Pathology as an academic subject. 2 Aetiology. Introduction. Aetiology - the study of the causes of disease 3 Cell Injury. Lesions - structural and functional changes. Definitions of cell response or injury followingharmful stimulus. Cellular degeneration. Necrosis. Extracellular changes. 4 Inflammation. What is inflammation? Nomenclature. 5 Pathology and the Immune System. The normal immune system. Diseases of the immune system. 6 Tissue Repair. Definition of tissue repair or healing. Tissue repair - general and specific examples. Healing in various tissues. Healing regulation and control. What can impair, prevent or alter healing? 7 Circulatory Disorders. Special note regarding capillaries. How does interstitial fluid gather in the tissues? Oedema. Impaired blood supply to tissues. Clotting (coagulation) of blood. Shock. 8 Disorders of Cell/Tissue Growth. Atrophy, hypertrophy, hyperplasia and metaplasia. Neoplasia. Glossary. Answers to Test Yourself Questions. Further Reading. Index.