Atlas of Veterinary Hematology: Blood and Bone Marrow of by John W. Harvey

By John W. Harvey

This colour atlas is designed as a reference for the morphologic elements of veterinary hematology of universal household animals. It covers various species, together with canine, cats, horses, farm animals, sheep, goats, pigs and llamas. The atlas is split into sections, the 1st covers blood, whereas the second one discusses bone marrow. suggestions for the gathering and training of blood and bone marrow spears and bone marrow center biopsies are coated as well as the morphology of the tissues gathered. frequently, a number of examples of a cellphone variety or irregular are proven to demonstrate the variance in morphology.

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52 Acanthocytes form when erythrocyte membranes contain excess cholesterol compared to phospholipids. 55 They have also been reported in dogs with disorders that result in erythrocyte fragmentation, such as hemangiosarcoma (Fig. Ill), disseminated intravascular coagulation, and glomerulonephritis. 54 Marked acanthocytosis is reported to occur in young goats" and some young cattle (Fig. 57 Keratocytes Erythrocytes containing what appear to be one or more intact or ruptured "vesicles" are called keratocytes (Figs.

C. Anisocytosis in blood from a nonanemic cow. Wright-Glemsa stain. D. Increased anisocytosis in blood from a horse with a regenerative anemia resulting from internal hemorrhage. Horses almost never release reticulocytes in response to anemia; therefore, no polychromasia is present. Wright-Giemsa stain. cytic leptocytes have increased diameter to volume ratios, they may not appear as small cells when viewed in stained blood films (Fig. 35 Microcytic erythrocytes from iron-deficient llamas exhibit irregular or eccentric areas of hypochromasia within the cells (Fig.

Polychromatophilic metarubricyte with elongated nucleus and erythrocyte containing nuclear fragments in blood from a dog with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia 5 days after treatment with vincristine. Wright-Giemsa stain. B. Erythrocyte containing nuclear fragments in blood from a dog with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia 5 days after treatment with vincristine. Wright-Giemsa stain. C. Mitotic rubricyte in blood from a dog with hemangiosarcoma and a regenerative anemia.

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