Veterinary Handbook

Veterinary Handbook

The revised Gribbles Veterinary handbook (2018) is a free online resource for veterinarians and clinic staff, scientists and researchers. Produced and edited by Gribbles Veterinary’s pathology team, it contains information and guidelines for sampling and submitting samples, recommendations of the most appropriate diagnostic tests, brief explanations of testing methods, and guidance on results interpretation.

This handbook can be used together with our information sheets and How To guides found under the relevant species on our Useful Info & Forms page.

Please select from the sections below or download a PDF version here (Please note: This is a large file and may take a few minutes to download)


Avian testing
Immunocytochemistry
and Immunohistochemistry

Refer to the Cytology and Histopathology sections to download the PDF version.

Click here to see topics

Minerals (production animals)

Download the Mineral testing PDF here. Or read the separate sections using the links below. Please also refer to our MineralCheck brochure for in-depth information.

Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHOB)

Cobalt (B12)

Copper

Iodine

Magnesium

Non-esterified fatty acides (NEFA)

Phosphorus

Selenium

Sodium

Zinc 

Necropsy

Download the Necropsy PDF here. Or read the separate sections using the links below.

Post mortem guidelines

Samples to collect

Finfish examination

Avian post mortem examination

Neonatal diarrhoea

Download the neonatal diarrhoea PDF here. Or read the separate sections using the links below.

Calf diarrhoea

Sample collection

Neonatal diarrhoea in other species

E. coli K99 antigen ELISA

Skin disease investigation
Therapeutics

Download the therapeutics PDF here. Or read the separate sections using the links below.

Digoxin monitoring

Phenobarbital monitoring

Potassium bromide monitoring

Urinalysis

Download the Urinalysis PDF here. Or read the separate sections using the links below.

Urinalysis – general

Sample collection

Urine tests

Urine sediment

Quantitative aspects of urinalysis

Vitamin analyses

Download the Vitamin PDF here. Or read online using the link below.

Vitamin analyses