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The importance of a manual platelet count: you HAVE to do them!

It is essential to check a blood smear when your CBC analyzer tells you a patient is thrombocytopenic!

In these cases, it’s so important to microscopically evaluate the smear and do a manual...

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Hemolytic anemia in a horse: When the blood smear cracked the case

Ready for a case challenge? 

This is a horsey case, but even if you’re small animal you’ve probably learned of this at some point even if you haven’t treated a horse since...

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Definition time: Panniculitis

Definition time!

Panniculitis can be caused by a number of things including: trauma, foreign bodies, infectious organisms, pancreatic disease, Vitamin E deficiency, adverse drug reactions, immune...

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This kind of tumor can hide in fat.. don't miss it

Although most “fatty” feeling (soft, squishy) masses will end up being lipomas, you have to watch out for the elusive mast cell tumor that is living in a hidey-hole of fat. 


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A cytologic spin on vax adjuvant

Adjuvant often appears like this globby magenta material on cytology, but interestingly, sometimes vaccine adjuvant can be blue!

There was a study in Vet Clin Path that looked at this and found...

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Vaccine adjuvant is gorg on cytology

This month’s case highlight is from Kari Cameron! This a beautiful example of a vaccine hypersensitivity reaction in a 10 mo Yorkie. This pup was vaccinated 2 weeks prior and presented...

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