Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Transfusion medicine.

Abstract

This volume deals with the problems in designing a transfusion medicine programme, the storage and availability of blood and care of donor animals and advantages of component therapy or whole blood. There are 11 papers concerning transfusion of whole blood or plamsa to dogs and cats in small animal practice. There are 3 papers about management of donor animals, 2 papers concerning blood banks and preparation of blood components, 3 papers on transfusion in cats, dogs and exotic species and the last 3 papers discuss management of canine von Willebrand's disease, red blood cell substitutes and the use of hetastarch for plasma expansion. There is a subject index.