A four-part learning series with Roger Powell – RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Pathology.
Frustrated by waiting for results from the lab? Wondering whether those results from your in-house analyser can be trusted? In an emergency setting, prompt clinical diagnosis is essential for starting appropriate therapy, but you can be left waiting more than 24 hours for results from an external laboratory.
This learning series covers; accurate interpretation of blood smears, a standardised approach to urinalysis, as well as how to get diagnostic cytology samples and when to interpret them. Common errors and pitfalls are also discussed.
Topics covered include:
- Haematology – making and staining diagnostic smears, with recognition of artefacts to check analyser results
- Urinalysis – staining, sediment exam and identification of bacteria
- Cytology – top tips for sampling and making diagnostic smears for staining, interpretation of ear samples and common skin masses, as well as accurately diagnosing pyothorax and septic peritonitis
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