• Provides more than 600 pictures showing both, clinical and cytological aspects of skin lesions of cats and dogs

    Explains how sample collection from skin lesions leads to an early diagnosis and saves many animal lives

    Treats theoretical and practical aspects of sampling techniques

    Maximizes readers insight into veterinary dermatological cytology

    This book discusses canine and feline skin cytology and the importance of this diagnostic tool in interpreting skin lesions. With more than 600 clinical and cytological color pictures, it explains the cytological patterns observed in all cutaneous inflammatory and neoplastic lesions in cats and dogs, as well as cutaneous metastasis of non-primary skin neoplasms. The first part of the book describes cell morphology and cytological patterns, providing an overview of the normal structure of the skin. In the second chapter, readers learn how to choose the best techniques for different types of lesions. Further chapters present the cytological findings in the main inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases. By focusing on the macroscopic aspects of the lesions from which the cells are collected, it helps readers to interpret cytological specimens. The final chapter explores the cytology of cutaneous metastasis from internal organs or accessory glands. This book offers veterinary students and practitioners alike an essential diagnostic tool.

  • Morphology and Function of Skin Cells

    Albanese, Francesco

    Pages 1-39

    Techniques of Sampling, Preparation and Staining of Cytological Specimens

    Albanese, Francesco

    Pages 41-75

    Cytology of Canine and Feline Non-neoplastic Skin Diseases

    Albanese, Francesco

    Pages 77-290

    Cytology of Skin Tumours

    Albanese, Francesco

    Pages 291-490

    Cutaneous Metastasis from Non-primary Skin Tumors

    Albanese, Francesco

    Pages 491-519

  • Dr. Francesco Albanese graduated in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Naples “Federico II” in 1993. Since 1994 he has been focusing his interest in veterinary dermatology by attending many congresses and courses in Italy and abroad. From 1996 to 1998 he attended the advanced course in dermatology at the European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS). In June 2000, he passed the first part of the exam for the European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD). He decided not to continue the final part. He is a full member of both the European (ESVD) and the Italian (SIDEV) Society of Veterinary Dermatology. He has been an invited speaker in many national and international workshops on canine and feline skin cytology. He published in both national and international journals. He authored some books in Italian language on feline and canine dermatology and skin cytology and the Atlas of Dermatological Cytology of Dogs and Cats, which has been translated in five languages. Dr. Albanese currently works as a freelancer on referred canine and feline dermatological cases. He is also a consultant of dermatology for the private veterinary laboratory "La Vallonea".