Confidently identify parasites on blood smears

September 2011
Firstline;Sep2011, Vol. 7 Issue 9, p20
The article offers tips on how to correctly identify parasites on blood smears. It discusses how blood smear preparation is done and offers guides on clinical correlation of medical history. The article also offers information on the identification, clinical and laboratory signs and treatment of several hemoparasites including Anaplasma species, Babesia species, Cytauxzoon felis an Mycoplasma haemofelis.


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