Interpretation of Equine Laboratory Diagnostics

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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.

  • 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 establish and new diagnostic procedures
Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Veterinary Diagnostic Testing
Linda Mittel

Chapter 2: Basic Techniques and Procedures
Emir Hodzic

Chapter 3: Point of Care Testing
C. Langdon Fielding

Chapter 4: Test Performance
Christian M. Leutenegger

Chapter 5: Enzymes
Leslie Sharkey

Chapter 6: Kidney Function Tests
Leslie Sharkey

Chapter 7: Carbohydrates
Leslie Sharkey

Chapter 8: Lipids
M. Judith Radin

Chapter 9: Blood Gases
Alonso Guedes

Chapter 10: Electrolytes
Krista E. Estell

Chapter 11: Miscellaneous Solutes
Leslie Sharkey

Chapter 12: Cardiac Troponin
Dr. Anita Varga

Chapter 13: Vitamin and Mineral Assessment
Carrie J. Finno

Chapter 14: Toxicologic Diagnostics
Robert H. Poppenga

Chapter 15: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
K. Gary Magdesian

Chapter 16: Red Blood Cells
Jed Overmann

Chapter 17: Leukocytes
Jed Overmann

Chapter 18: Platelets
Jed Overmann

Chapter 19: Blood Proteins and Acute Phase Proteins
Jed Overmann

Chapter 20: Clotting times (aPTT and PT)
SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks

Chapter 21: Antithrombin
SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks

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

Chapter 23: Coagulation Factors
SallyAnne L. Ness and Marjory B. Brooks

Chapter 24: Equine Infectious Anemia Virus
Sandra D. Taylor

Chapter 25: Equine Influenza Virus
Beate Crossley and Ashley Hill

Chapter 26: Alpha-Herpesviruses (EHV-1, EHV-4)
Beate Crossley and Ashley Hill

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

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

Chapter 29: Streptococcus equi ss equi
Ashley G. Boyle

Chapter 30: Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis
Sharon J. Spier and Jennifer Jeske

Chapter 31: Neorickettisa risticii
Sandra D. Taylor

Chapter 32: Anaplasma phagocytophilum
Janet Foley and Nicole Stephenson

Chapter 33: Lawsonia intracellularis
Connie J. Gebhart

Chapter 34: Borrelia burgdorferi
Amy L. Johnson and Bettina Wagner

Chapter 35: Clostridium difficile
K. Gary Magdesian

Chapter 36: Leptospira spp.
Janet Foley and Mary H. Straub

Chapter 37: Fungal Pathogens
Jill C. Higgins and Nicola Pusterla

Chapter 38: Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora hughesi
Amy L. Johnson

Chapter 39: Babesia caballi and Theileria equi
Angela Pelzel-McCluskey and Josie Traub-Dargatz

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

Chapter 41: Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia
Julia B. Felippe

Chapter 42: Equine Neonatal Isoerythrolysis
Julia B. Felippe

Chapter 43: Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia
Julia B. Felippe

Chapter 44: Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia
Julia B. Felippe

Chapter 45: Cellular Immunity
Julia B. Felippe

Chapter 46: Immunoglobulins
Julia B. Felippe

Chapter 47: Equine Blood Groups and Factors
K. Gary Magdesian

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

Chapter 49: Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
K. Gary Magdesian

Chapter 50: Parasite Control Strategies
Wendy Vaala and Robin Houston

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

Chapter 52: Equine Genetic Testing
Carrie J. Finno

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

Chapter 54: Peritoneal Fluid
Jorge Nieto

Chapter 55: Respiratory Secretions
Melissa Mazan

Chapter 56: Pleural Fluid
Melissa Mazan

Chapter 57: Urine Analysis
Leslie Sharkey

Chapter 58: Synovial Fluid
Jorge Nieto and Jan Trela

Chapter 59: Cerebrospinal fluid
Monica Aleman

Chapter 60: Laboratory Testing for Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Nicholas Frank

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

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

Author Information

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 in Loomis, California, USA.


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