Oncology for veterinary technicians and nurses by Antony S. Moore, Angela E. Frimberger

By Antony S. Moore, Angela E. Frimberger

Oncology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is a guide of melanoma care from the technician standpoint. offering details on melanoma from reason to remedy, this complete source specializes in the nursing function, emphasizing technical tactics, staging, and sufferer aid. by means of equipping veterinary support staff with the data they should competently and accurately practice melanoma remedies, Oncology for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses promotes operating as a part of a crew to supply optimum deal with canine and cats with melanoma

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Potential causes can include anemia of chronic disease, blood loss, immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, and marrow infiltration by disease. Anemia of chronic disease occurs when red blood cell lifespan is shortened, compounded by disordered iron metabolism and blunted erythropoietin response. This is usually a low-grade, normocytic, normochromic, and nonregenerative anemia. It is not usually a significant clinical problem and usually resolves (sometimes slowly) with tumor control. Staging of Cancer 29 Acute blood loss can result in a regenerative anemia; if very recent, the anemia may appear nonregenerative.

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