Erythrocyte Morphology: Getting The Most From Your Blood Smear

August 13, 2019

Microscopic examination of red blood cell (RBC) morphology is an essential part of the complete blood count (CBC). This short review article covers the following aspects of RBC morphology: (1) RBC morphology terms commonly used in veterinary medicine; (2) a standard method (used by Ethos Labs) of reporting RBC morphology findings; (3) the clinical significance of the most commonly identified RBC morphologies; and (4) combinations or patterns of RBC findings that may be diagnostically useful.

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  • When Cytology Seals the Deal

    June 3, 2019

    Laura Brandt, DVM, MS, DACVP (Clinical Pathology) Cytological examination of fine needle aspirate samples, impression smears and cavitary effusions can provide vital information that can often help make or break a case. Cytology is a popular diagnostic tool because it is typically less invasive than surgical biopsy. Additionally, cytological assessment is less expensive and can

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  • TGEN-Ethos Study Underscores Need for Setting High Standards in Veterinary Cancer Diagnostics

    May 21, 2019

    Written by Steve Yozwiak PHOENIX, Ariz. — May 21, 2019 — Ethos Veterinary Health, Ethos Discovery, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, announced today that they have developed a highly accurate test for the diagnosis of canine lymphoma. In a study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal

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  • Current Status with Canine Lymphoma: Diagnostics and Prognosis

    April 17, 2018

    Lymphoma is simply a tumor of lymphocytes. All lymphomas are malignant and have potential to cause direct and indirect, paraneoplastic clinical disease. Lymphoma is one of the most common tumors of dogs and cats and the incidence is rising in domestic companion animals as well as in people. It is estimated that it represents 7-24% of all dog tumors.

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  • LexaGene Announces Collaboration with Ethos Veterinary Health

    April 4, 2018

    LexaGene Holdings, a biotechnology company that develops instrumentation for pathogen detection, announced today that it has entered into collaboration with Ethos Veterinary Health, a veterinary health company with hospitals across the U.S. that provide advanced medical care for pets.

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  • Challenges in Diagnosing Lymphoid Neoplasia

    March 9, 2018

    Carolyn Grimes DVM, Dipl ACVP (clinical pathology) The lymphatic system is a beautiful and infinitely complex network of cells, tissues, and organs designed to respond to diverse antigens that may present on almost every pathogen imaginable. The three major types of lymphocytes are T-cells, B-cells, and natural killer (NK) cells. Of these, T-cells and B-cells

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  • Can Clinical Trials on Dogs and Cats Help People?

    September 16, 2016

    “We can ask much more scientifically rigorous questions that are more likely to intersect with human health,” says Chand Khanna, who founded NIH’s Comparative Oncology Program in 2003 and is now the chief science officer with Ethos Veterinary Health, a new Woburn, Massachusetts-based network of veterinary hospitals that plans to conduct clinical trials. “The mouse

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