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The Veterinary Laboratory and Field Manual - 2nd Edition

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The Veterinary Laboratory and Field Manual - 2nd Edition

Dr Susan Cork (Ed) & Roy Halliwell (Ed)

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A guide for veterinary technicians and animal health advisorsDr Susan Cork (Ed) & Roy Halliwell (Ed)

About The Book

This handbook aims to provide an easy to follow summary of the laboratory techniques and sample collection guidelines which will be of practical value for routine diagnostic work in regional and district veterinary laboratories, especially those in isolated regions of developing and developed countries. This is not intended to be a comprehensive laboratory text but it does aim to provide a broad range of topics related to diagnostic work and the technical back-up required for animal health services in regions of the world where the infrastructure is still in the early stages of development. The technology described is selected to emphasize the practical aspects of diagnosis and veterinary work rather than the theory. For additional information a list of references is provided at the end of each chapter.

In addition to the above, the book is designed to be a guide for planners to make the best use of aid funding i.e. by addressing sustainability and durability of input i.e..human resources, buildings, equipment, transport . It also addresses the need ensure good integration between the laboratory and field extension services to ensure effective and efficient disease reporting and rapid disease response.

Additional Information

Author Dr Susan Cork (Ed) & Roy Halliwell (Ed)
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 560pp
ISBN 9781908062093
Publication date July 2012
Book Type Softcover

Contents

  • SETTING UP AND USING A LABORATORY SERVICE
  • The role of the veterinary laboratory network within animal health extension services
  • Staff requirements
  • Safety in the laboratory
  • Sample selection, submission and clinical diagnosis
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Recording, reporting and interpretation of results
  • THE SELECTION, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF LABORATORY EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
  • Criteria for the selection of appropriate equipment
  • Specific equipment
  • A note on ELISA tests and specialised technology
  • General laboratory ware
  • PARASITOLOGY
  • General helminthology
  • Helminths of veterinary importance
  • Introduction to protozoal organisms
  • Protozoal diseases
  • Haemoparasites of ruminants
  • Introduction to veterinary entomology
  • Ticks and tick borne disease
  • Mites and mange
  • Lice and other insects
  • MICROBIOLOGY
  • General sample collection, preparation and handling
  • Introduction to bacteriology
  • Sample collection, preparation and submission
  • Culture and identification of bacteria
  • Antibiotic sensitivity and antibiotic use
  • Mycology
  • Virology
  • MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATION AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL
  • HAEMATOLOGY
  • Collection of specimens
  • Cell counts and white cell indices
  • Red cell indices and anaemia
  • Collection and examination of smears from bone marrow
  • Determination of normal values
  • Interpretation of results
  • A note on automated systems
  • SEROLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
  • Antigens and antibodies
  • Tests used to measure antibody/antigen reactions
  • Quality control and interpretation of results
  • Epidemiology and sampling plans
  • CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
  • Blood sample collection and handling
  • General health assessment
  • Colorimetry explained
  • Interpretation of clinical chemistry results
  • General principles for basic biochemical tests
  • Metabolic disease and endocrine disorders
  • Mineral and trace element assays
  • Urinalysis
  • Toxicology
  • PATHOLOGY/SEROLOGY
  • General approach to necropsy cases
  • Performing the necropsy
  • Examination of specific body systems
  • Histopathology
  • Cytology
  • Examination of samples and interpretation of results
  • SPECIAL TOPICS
  • Introduction to epidemiology
  • Disease surveillance systems; resources and reporting requirements
  • Common clinical problems
  • Wildlife health monitoring and disease surveillance
  • Arthropod vectors and arthropod borne diseases
  • APPENDICES
  • Zoonotic diseases
  • Post-mortem and sample submission forms
  • Some micro-organisms commonly isolated from animals
  • Examples of laboratory equipment suppliers
  • Index

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