Atlas of Clinical Avian Hematology

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9781405192484: Atlas of Clinical Avian Hematology

Atlas of Clinical Avian Hematology is a practical guide to the hematological characteristics of birds. Illustrated throughout with many color photographs, this rich resource aids interpretation of hematological data, and promotes the accurate classification of hematological cells and identification of pathological changes.

Covering over 100 species of birds, the Atlas illustrates the general hematological characteristics of birds; the hematological variations encountered between the different Orders of birds; and the hematological responses to disease of birds, using clinical cases from many species of birds and a range of clinical disorders.

  • Describes how to collect and handle blood samples from birds to best preserve the quality of the blood.
  • Highly illustrated, color guide to the hematological characteristics of birds
  • Case data and images illustrates the avian hematological responses to disease

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Atlas of Clinical Avian Hematology provides fundamental information and a practical guide to the hematological characteristics of birds. The book initially describes how to collect and handle blood samples from birds to best preserve the quality of the blood. This rich resource aids interpretation of hematological data, covering both healthy and diseased birds. The Atlas is illustrated throughout with colour photographs, and covers over 100 species of birds.


  • Basic and comparative aspects of avian hematology in healthy birds are described, including the variation in hematological characteristics between different Orders.
  • Hematological responses to disease are illustrated through brief case reports.
  • Identification of hematoparasites is covered.
  • Emphasis is placed on the morphology of hematological cells to ensure accurate classification plus identification of pathological changes.

About the Author:

Phillip Clark is a veterinary clinical pathologist with special interest in comparative hematology. Formerly Director of Clinical Pathology Services of the Division of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at Murdoch University, Australia. Dr Clark has written numerous scientific articles.

Wayne Boardman is Head of Veterinary Conservation Programs at Zoos South Australia, and formerly head of Veterinary Services at the Zoological Society of London, UK. He is a veterinarian with a large amount of experience with zoo and wild animals, including many species of birds.

Shane Raidal is Head of Veterinary Pathobiology at Charles Sturt University, Australia. Associate Professor Raidal is a specialist in avian health, and author of numerous scientific articles.

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